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Find Tree species of North America.

Find Tree species of North America.
by Ariadne Unst

Buy Remarkable Trees of the World Remarkable Trees of the World by Thomas Pakenham. His treasury in words and photographs praises 60 trees that he visited and photographed around the world (in North America, remote regions of Mexico, Europe, Japan and other parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand) .

Trees of North America.

Of the almost 1000 species of trees native to North America (north of Mexico).

By tree we mean a woody plant of 15 feet or more, with a single trunk of several inches in diameter, and a well developed crown.

The monocotyledons represented are in the:

  1. Palm family (Palmae).
  2. Lily family (Liliaceae).

The dicotyledons represented are in the:

  1. Palm family ().

Gymnosperms of North America.

Gymnosperms are trees that produce naked seeds, rather than flowers. Usually the seeds are in cones. The leaves are mainly needles-like or scale-like, and the trees are mainly evergreen.

You can see these families of gymnosperm in North America:

  1. Araucaria Family (Araucariaceae).
  2. Cedar or Cypress Family (Cupressaceae).
  3. Cycad Family (Cycadaceae).
  4. Family ().
  5. Ginkgo Family (Ginkgoaceae). One species grows in North America. It is non-native.
  6. Pine Family (Pinaceae).
  7. Podocarp Family (Podocarpaceae).
  8. Redwood Family (Taxodiaceae).
  9. Yew Family (Taxaceae).

Broadleaf Trees of North America.

You can see these families of broadleaf trees in Southern California: (details):

  1. Agave Family (Agavaceae).
  2. Ailanthus (quassia) Family (Simaroubaceae).
  3. Beech Family (Fagaceae).
  4. Bignonia Family (Bignoniacae).
  5. Birch Family (Betulaceae).
  6. Buckeye Family (Hippocastanaceae).
  7. Buckwheat family (Polygonaceae).
  8. Bursera family (Burseraceae).
  9. Cacao Family (Sterculiaceae).
  10. Caltrop family (Zygophyllaceae).
  11. Caper family (Capparidaceae).
  12. Corkwood family (Leitneriaceae).
  13. Custard-apple (Annona) family (Annonaceae).
  14. Dogwood Family (Cornaceae).
  15. Elm family (Ulmaceae).
  16. Four-o'clock family (Nyctaginaceae).
  17. Heath Family (Ericaceae).
  18. Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae).
  19. Laurel Family (Lauraceae).
  20. Legume Family (Leguminosae).
  21. Magnolia family (Magnoliaceae).
  22. Mahogany family (Meliaceae).
  23. Maple Family (Aceraceae).
  24. Mulberry family (Moraceae).
  25. Olax (tallowwood) family (Olacaceae).
  26. Olive Family (Oleaceae).
  27. Palm Family (Palmaceae).
  28. Pea Family (Leguminosae).
  29. Rose Family (Rosaceae).
  30. Rue Family (Rutaceae).
  31. Sycamore Family (Platanaceae).
  32. Walnut Family (Juglandaceae).
  33. Wax Myrtle Family (Myricaceae).
  34. Willow Family (Salicaceae).
  35. Witch-Hazel family (Hamamelididaceae).

Trees of our states.

What are the most commonly chosen trees?

Alabama Southern Longleaf Pine
Alaska Sitka Spruce
Arizona Palo Verde
Arkansas Pine
California California Redwood
Colorado Colorado Blue Spruce
Connecticut White Oak
Delaware American Holly
Florida Sabal Palm
Geogia Live Oak
Hawaii Kukui (Candlenut)
Idaho Western White Pine
Illinois White Oak
Indiana Tulip Tree
Iowa Oak
Kansas Cottonwood
Kentucky Tulip Poplar
Louisiana Bald Cypress
Maine White Pine
Maryland White Oak
Massachusetts American Elm
Michigan White Pine
Minnesota Norway Pine
Mississippi Magnolia
Missouri Flowering Dogwood
Montana Ponderosa Pine
Nebraska Cottonwood
Nevada Single-leaf Piñon and Bristlecone Pine
New Hampshire White Birch
New Jersey Red Oak
New Mexico Piñon Pine
New York Sugar Maple
North Carolina Pine
North Dakota American Elm
Ohio Ohio Buckeye
Oklahoma Redbud
Oregon Douglas Fir
Pennsylvania Hemlock
Rhode Island Red Maple
South Carolina Palmetto
South Dakota Black Hills Spruce
Tennessee Tulip Poplar
Texas Pecan
Utah Blue Spruce
Vermont Sugar Maple
Virginia American Dogwood
Washington Western Hemlock
West Virginia Sugar Maple
Wisconsin Sugar Maple
Wyoming Plains Cottonwood

Links.

Books.

Buy Trees of Western USA National Audubon Society Field Guide to Trees: Western Region by Elbert L. Little. (Great photos of leaf, flower, and fruit, plus informative text guide you through over 300 native tree species west of the Rocky Mountains.)
Buy Remarkable Trees of the World Remarkable Trees of the World by Thomas Pakenham. His treasury in words and photographs praises 60 trees that he visited and photographed around the world (in North America, remote regions of Mexico, Europe, Japan and other parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand) .