Treeworld Wholesale & the Classification Of Trees

Treeworld Wholesale Inventory Management & Classification Of Trees

<h2> Treeworld Wholesale Inventory Management & Classification Of Trees </h2>

TreeWorld has an inventory of more than 250+ different types of trees and shrubs; according to the classification of trees. Keeping track of the inventory is a challenge, especially since we typically have several different sizes in stock of the same tree or shrub. Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records so that we can respond quickly and accurately to customer orders.

Nearly all trees and shrubs have common names,  usually thanks to some distinctive characteristic of the plant’s leaves; such as flowers, fruits, wood and so on. These common names provide useful clues in tree identification, but are sometimes inaccurate because the same common name may be the same to more than one tree. Part of the difficulty in the classification of trees. This is why the only trustworthy method to be sure of a tree’s identify is by its scientific name.

Here at TreeWorld Wholesale we keep our inventory records by scientific name but also include the common name since it is the most popular among gardeners. As tree names can be confusing, mainly because of the use of a common name is sometimes for more than one related species.

<h2> Scientific Name: Classification </h2>

For example we have in stock 9 different species of Tabebuia. Among them, Guayacan can refer to either Tabebuia chrysantha or Tabebuia guayacan. As a result a tree may also have multiple scientific names or  synonyms; mostly thanks to the research. In this example, Guayacan’s scientific names have changed officially to Handroanthus chrysanthus and Handroanthus guayacan, respectively. Although at TreeWorld we continue to list the Tabebuias under their familiar former scientific name, providing the new scientific name as a synonym.

This change is a result of the DNA discovery in the 1950s, by scientists performing research on the molecular structure of trees. Leading to a number of changes in classification and the assigning of new scientific names. Despite name changes, trees remain the same in terms of their ornamental applications.

<h2> Modern Tree Classification </h2>

Modern tree classification is a part of the general system of scientific classification, by the Swedish scientist Linnaeus in the 18th Century. As most plants reproduce sexually, and are organized into an evolutionary system of classification; primarily upon the structure of their flowers.

Flowers may be very small and inconspicuous or quite large such as the ones of the Bull Bay or Southern Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora. As flower size may take part of the species name. Besides, trees which share certain flower characteristics are grouped into plant families;  such as the Beech family, Fagaceae, including oaks,  etc. As trees within the same plant family may exhibit great variability in size, leaf form and other characteristics.

Certain forms of trees may be designated as varieties, which is a less precise classification below the species level. In many cases, a variety may carry a name of a leaf characteristics; or some other notable variations in tree morphology. This variations may not be fixed genetically and therefore it may not replicate by seed propagation. However, it may be possible to carry the trait forward to a new generation by vegetative propagation.

Crotons are an excellent example of varieties. All of the major nursery species are under a single scientific name Codiaeum variegatum. TreeWorld has in stock 25 varieties of crotons with  wide range of highly attractive variations in leaf color and pattern.

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