I'm a student in a Translation Post-Graduation in Portugal.

Anyway for one of my classes we're analyzing vocabulary and I am supposed to build a database out of an academic paper, it must have from 30 to 50 terms.

For my theme I chose silviculture and for sub-theme species of trees. But I am having trouble finding a paper that refers from 30 to 50 species of trees. I must find a text from where I am supposed to build and translate the database.

Could you tell me where I can find such text? It must be a pdf. If someone has a big text for me work on I would be very happy.

Thank you so much!

Carlos Barros

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    @Wrzlprmft Sorry if I posted on the wrong place, my bad, I didn't know, anyway it must be a pdf for this subject because on a normal environment a technical translator deals with many pdfs. Commented Dec 9, 2017 at 19:27
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    Does it have to be a paper? This sounds like something one would find in a textbook or in an encyclopedia. Just scan and OCR the pages. Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 9:59

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I'm not sure about 50 trees, you're going to have to do some research here, but USDA's Forest Service does tons of work on trees. Here's a report of trees in Virginia which may suffice.
You may have to poke around their servers to find exactly what you seek.

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