With the hustle and bustle of modern life, it can sometimes be hard to break away from it all and head out into nature for a bit of rest and relaxation. While this used to be more common, the conveniences that technology has offered us often do more to keep us chained to our homes and workspaces than they do to liberate us from our routines. In the past, more people spent time outdoors as a way to get away from it all and enjoy themselves as nature intended. The advent of mobile applications has resulted in millions of people being constantly glued to their mobile devices’ screens, but there are solutions that can forge a compromise between technology and nature. In the following article, we will discuss three apps for Android devices that can be used to learn more about trees and forests.
Even if you do not spend all of your free time indoors, you may not be a natural lover of nature. It makes sense that in a situation like this, you probably will not know a lot whole about various trees and forests. In the past, bulky books from the library or book store were the only solution, but Audubon Trees is now available for Android devices! This app contains more than 700 different specimens of trees in its data banks and can be used to find any type of tree commonly found throughout the world. Users will be able to search by shape, leaf, fruit or region in order to see a list of trees that may fit the description of the one you currently wish to identify. Information can be saved in screenshot form directly to your Android device for future reference, and sighting features within the app allow users to record their findings. The Audubon Trees app can be downloaded from Google Play for $3.99.
Another great way to identify various trees in your area is the Trees PRO app for Android. Available for $9.99 via Google Play, this app can be used to search and filter various results in order to find the relevant identification that you seek. With options for both English and German, a tree quiz and a favourites list, users will be able to enjoy the app without any technical restrictions. You can search by colour, leaf, fruit, size, shape, bark and more. When you want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in nature, the Trees PRO app can help you learn more about Mother Nature and all she has to offer.
Tree Height Measurement
The last app on this list, Tree Height Measurement, can help you assess individual trees and learn more about them based on their height. Simply use your Android device’s camera, point it at the base and the top of the tree and you will receive an approximation of the tree’s height. This can be a great way to determine how old a tree is (when you use one of the other apps on this list that tells you the mature height of each tree) and whether or not a particular tree might be suitable as a Christmas tree. This app can be downloaded for free from Google Play.