A tree is defined as a large, perennial, woody plant. Though there is no set definition regarding minimum size, the term generally applies to plants at least 6 m (20 ft) high at maturity and, more importantly, having secondary branches supported on a single main stem or trunk.  Note: The list below are more common types.  Visit USDA's Plant Database to learn more.     

American Beech

American Elder

American Elm 

American Holly

American Hornbeam

American Larch

American Sycamore

American Witch-hazel

Bald Cypress

Balsam Fir

Bitter-nut Hickory

Black Ash

Black Gum

Black Walnut

Black Willow

Box Elder


Carolina Silverbell

Chestnut Oak

Common Chokecherry

Common Hackberry

Common Pawpaw

Common Persimmon

Eastern Cottonwood

Eastern Hemlock

Eastern Hop-hornbeam

Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern White Pine

Flowering Dogwood

Fraser’s Magnolia

Green Ash

Hercules Club

Honey Locust

Northern Catalpa

Pignut Hickory

Pin Oak

Pitch Pine

Poison Oak

Post Oak

Quaking Aspen

Red Maple

Red Mulberry

Red Spruce

River Birch

Sandbar Willow

Shagbark Hickory

Shellbark Hickory

Shingle Oak

Shumard Oak

Slippery Elm

Southern Red Oak

Swamp White Oak

Sweet Birch

Tulip Tree

Washington Hawthorn

White Ash

Yellow Birch



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