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Tree Study With Pictures

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Taxodium distichum
Bald Cypress - opposite needles, reproduces in fall, self pollinate, knees grow in water
Ginkgo biloba
ornamental, pollution resistant, fan shaped leaf, oderous fruit
Pinus taeda
Loblolly Pine - gets big, has a 3 leaf facicles that are longer than a Virginia Pine but shorter than a Long Leaf Pine
Pinus virginiana
Virginia Pine - shorter needles than Long leaf pine and loblolly pine, has a 2 needle fascicle
Tsuga canadensis
Eastern hemlock - needles, two white lines on underside of leaf, alternate needles
Cornus florida
Flowering dogwood - white flower, red berries, ornamental, margin is smooth, veins look like a menora
Acer saccharum
Sugar Maple - five points on leaf, rounded lobing
Acer rubrum
Red Maple - shade tolerant, petiole holds the leaf to the branch, has three points
Fraxinus americana
White Ash - fractured bark, compound leaf
Carya spp.
Hickory - fruit, compound leaf, the whole big thing is one leaf
Robinia pseudoacacia
Black locust - compound leaf, leaflets are alternates, oval leaflets
Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweet Gum - like a little kid's star, five points, pointy
Platanus occidentalis
American Sycamore - mistaken for maple often, non-deep lobing, toothed along margin, has a fruit
Liriodendron tulipifera
Tulip Poplar - tulip shaped leaf or an old fasioned telephone
Magnolia grandiflora
Southern Magnolia - leaves tough, not cerrated, has a fruit like a pine cone but has red seeds
Ulmus alata
Winged Elm - bark wings (flattens) out, small and cerrated and oval leaf
Betula nigra
River Burch - likes to grow near water, arrowhead shaped leaf, cerrated leaf
Quercus alba
White Oak - get old, big acorns, rounded leafs, the leaves start thin get wide then go thin again
Quercus palustris
Pin Oak - rounded ends, shade tolerant
Pinus palustris
Long Leaf Pine - three needles in a fascicle, longer than a hand
Fagus grandifolia
American Beech - smooth trunk, buds are sharp and pointy, leaves are cerrated and have parallel veination, dicot
Cercis canadensis
Eastern Red Bud - ornamental, has a flower, heart or lilypad shaped leaves
Salix nigra
black willow - likes wet areas, lancelet leaf, tiny cerrated edges
Quercus nigra
Water Oak - tolerant of water, has acorns, in red oak group