View Full Version : Winter twig identification

10-08-2007, 03:56 AM
What trees can you identify in the winter by their twig odors or taste?

1) Sassafras= Smells and taste like sassafras. Taste very spicy and has aromatic odor.

2) Magnolias and Tulip Trees= Taste spicy and has aromatic odor.

3) Black and Yellow Birches= Has a very characteristic odor and taste of oil of wintergreen.

4) Many of the cherries= Has a pungent cherry-like or bitter almond-like odor.

5) Red Mulberry= Exudes milky sap and has a sweetish taste.

10-19-2007, 05:29 AM
Red spruce - cat pee
Balsam Fir - smells like christmas