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Rebekah Kellett

on 5 October 2012

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By: Rebekah McClain Kellett Scientific Name: Taxodium Distichum Bald Cypress Growth: These trees grow to be between 100 and 150 feet.
Leaves: The leaves are deciduous, linear, and spreading. The flat needle-like leaves are light yellow-green and are 1/2 to 3/4 or an inch long.
Interesting Fact: These trees are called "Trees with knees" because of the way their root grow when submerged in water. Scientific Name: Betula (the rest of the scientific
name depends upon the type of Birch) Birch Tree Growth: Grows 30 to 80 feet depending on type of Birch Tree.
Leaves: The leaves of the Birch tree are typically oval to elliptical-shaped. Range in color from light green to forest green during the summer and yellow brown and orange during the fall.
Interesting Fact: On the night of May 1st young men in Germany decorate Birch trees and leave them in front of their sweetheart's house as a token of their love. Scientific Name: Ulmus (the species depends
upon the type of elm tree) Elm Tree Growth: These trees grow from 70 to 115 feet tall.
Leaves: The leaves of the Elm tree are oval with asymmetrical bases and serrated edges.
Interesting Fact: The cooling effect of one Elm tree planted in an urban environment is equivalent to five air conditioning units. Scientific Name: Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Growth: reaches heights of 90 to 110 Feet
Leaves: The leaves are needle-like, grow in groups of 3, and are 4 to 9 inches long.
Interesting Fact: They were one of the first trees to grow. Carya illinoinensis Pecan Tree Growth: Grow betweens 66–130 feet in height.
Leaves: The leaves are 12-20 inches long with 9-17 leaflets that are 3-8 inches long and 1-2 inches wide.
Interesting Fact: Cultivation of the nut started in the 19th century when the cultivar Centennial was first grafted. There are now over 1000 cultivars. Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana Red Cedar Growth: They grow up to 30 - 60 feet tall.
Leaves: The leaves are arranged on flat, fan like sprays on a twig, a very strong spicy aroma, and are glossy green above and white striped on the lower side.
Interesting Fact: Few red cedar trees found on Queen Charlotte islands are known to be over 900 years old. Scientific Name: Acer rubrum Red Maple Growth: Grows to be 40 - 60 feet tall.
Leaves: leaves are three-lobed, with small teeth. They are dull green on top, and pale green or whitish on the bottom. They grow up to 4 inches long.
Interesting Fact: People tap these trees for their sap to make maple syrup. Scientific Name: Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Growth: Grows to between 80 and 150 feet.
Leaves: The leaves are alternately arranged and star-shaped with 5 to 7 deeply palmate, pointed lobes. Each leaf is a shiny dark green above and paler below with small hairs.
Interesting Fact: The resin the tree produces has been used in folk medicine as well as in chewing gum Scientific Name: Cornus florida Dogwood Growth: Dogwood Trees grow to between 15 to 30 feet.
Leaves: The dogwood leaf is about 3 to 5 inches long, ovate (wider at the base than tip) and somewhat pointed in shape, with smooth or wavy edges.
Interesting Fact: Wood used in industrial weaving looms and wagon hubs. Scientific Name: Pinus palustris Long Leaf Pine Growth: Long leaf pines grow to be as tall as 80 to a 100 feet tall.
Leaves: The dark green needles are 8 to 18 inches long.
Interesting Fact: A single longleaf pine tree supports fifty different plant species in one square meter. Scientific Name: Diospyros virginiana Persimmon Growth: They can grow up to 50 feet high.
Leaves: Alternate, simple, oblong to oval, 2½ to 5 inches long, edges smooth, shiny green above and paler or whitish below.
Interesting Fact: Native Americans often dried persimmons like prunes and used them to make a tasty bread. Scientific Name: Platanus occidentalis Sycamore Growth: Sycamore trees height can be anywhere from 60 to 175 feet tall.
Leaves: Large, broad leaf featuring numerous short hairs on stem.
Interesting Fact: In the Bible, the Sycamore is considered a symbol of strength, divinity, and eternity. Scientific Name: Quercus alba White Oak Growth: Can grow to be anywhere between 80 and a 100 feet tall.
Leaves: They are darker green on top and a lighter green on the underside. The leaves have 7 to 9 finger like lobes.
Interesting Fact: Has large pores, but plugged up by resin; wood could be used for root beer barrels. Scientific Name: Juglans nigra Black Walnut Growth: Grow to be anywhere from 75 to 150 feet tall.
Leaves: They can reach anywhere between 12 and 24 inches long. One leaf is made up of several leaflets, which can be anywhere from 11 to 23 in count.
Interesting Fact: Centuries ago, Native Americans would extract oil from the Walnut tree to cook corn and beans. Scientific Name: Fagus grandifolia Beech Tree Growth: Anywhere from 80 too 100 feet.
Leaves: The leaves of the Beech tree are oval shaped and contain serrated edges that look like sharp little teeth.
Interesting Fact: The tree's fruit was ground to make flour, though only after the slightly toxic tannins were leached out. Scientific Name: Fraxinus pennsylvanica Ash Tree Growth: Grow from 30 to 120 feet tall.
Leaves: Size and number of the leaflets vary among Ash trees, though most feature five to 13 leaflets which measure between three to five inches long.
Interesting Fact: The Morgan Motor Company of Great Britain still manufactures sports cars with frames made from Ash timber Scientific Name: Prunus serotina Black Cherry Growth: Mature height is between 50 and 80 feet.
Leaves: 2 to 5 inches alternate, simple leaves; yellow to red fall color.
Interesting Fact: fter a branch is cut, a poisonous gas forms in the leaves just as they turn yellow. Scientific Name: Quercus phellos Willow Oak Growth: Mature height is between 60 and 100 feet tall.
Leaves: The leaves are narrowly lanceolate like those of Black Willow, but are bristle-tipped and lack teeth.
Interesting Fact: Willow oak may be almost evergreen in the southernmost portions of its range. Scientific Name: Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood Growth: The sourwood's mature height is between 20 and 30 feet tall.
Leaves: The leaves are simple, elliptical, 4 to 7 inches long, shiny green above and paler below, edges very finely toothed.
Interesting Fact: Sourwood is important as a source of honey in some areas. Scientific Name: Quercus nigra Water Oak Growth: Can be anywhere between 50 and 80 feet when it reaches its mature height.
Leaves: They are 2 to 4 inches long. Most commonly they are shaped like a spatula, broad and rounded at the top and narrow and wedged at the base.
Interesting Fact: Many people describe the leaf as looking like a duck's foot. Leaves, Leaves, and
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