Tree


 
Acer negundo
Box elder

Fast growing deciduous tree with pinnately compound leaves.

Acer rubrum
Red maple

Fast growing deciduous tree, widely adaptable with beautiful fall foliage.

Aesculus flava
Yellow buckeye

(Aesculus octandra) Small to medium sized tree with numerous creamy yellow flowers in spring.  

Asimina triloba
Pawpaw

Clonal understory tree with large simple leaves and edible fruits.

Betula nigra
River birch

Small tree, attractive flaking bark.

Carpinus caroliniana
American hornbeam

A small deciduous tree with white flowers that bloom at the branch tip; attractive fall foliage.

Carya aquatica
Water hickory

A large deciduous tree of floodplains and bottomlands.

Carya glabra
Pignut hickory

Large deciduous tree with abundant pear shaped nuts in September-October. Attractive golden fall foliage.

Carya ovata
Shagbark hickory

Large deciduous tree with characteristic shaggy bark. Abundant sweet nuts in September-October and brilliant golden fall foliage.

Carya tomentosa
Mockernut hickory

Large deciduous tree. Abundant sweet nuts in September-October and brilliant golden fall foliage.

Celtis laevigata
Sugarberry

Medium sized deciduous tree with characteristic warty bark.

Celtis occidentalis
Hackberry

Medium sized deciduous tree.

Cercis canadensis
Eastern redbud

Early flowering small tree bearing pink to purple flowers on both the stems and trunk "cauliflory".

Chamaecyparis thyoides
Atlantic white cedar

Medium-sized evergreen tree, similar to Juniperus virginiana.

Chionanthus virginicus
Fringe tree

Showy native shrub with fragrant early flowers borne on drooping axillary panicles.

Cornus florida
Flowering dogwood

Small deciduous tree with showy white bracts in April-May.

Corylus americana
American hazelnut

Spreading understory shrub bearing long catkins in late winter and sweet edible nuts in August-September.

Diospyros virginiana
Persimmon

Understory tree; large fruits; good wildlife value.

Fagus grandifolia
American beech

Shade tolerant smooth barked late successional deciduous tree.

Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Green ash

Fast growing canopy tree, opposite compound leaves.

Fraxinus profunda
Pumpkin ash

Large deciduous tree, opposite compound leaves; seeds are conspicuous samaras.

Gleditsia triacanthos
Honey locust

Small to medium sized deciduous tree with thorns and numerous large bean pods in the fall. 

Ilex opaca
American holly

Medium sized broadleaf evergreen tree with numerous bright red drupes.  Medium salt tolerance.

Juglans nigra
Black walnut

Large deciduous tree with long odd pinnate leaves and numerous large nuts (fruits falling in September-October).

Juniperus virginiana
Eastern red cedar

A dense slow growing tree with adapressed scale-like leaves and berry-like seed cones.

Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweet gum

Large deciduous tree often a pioneer of unused fields and roadsides with distinctive spiked compound fruit.

Liriodendron tulipifera
Tulip poplar

Very large deciduous tree with uniquely shaped four lobed simple leaves and large showy flowers. Often a pioneer of unused fields and roadsides.

Magnolia virginiana
Sweetbay magnolia

A small semi-deciduous tree with glossy foliage and showy white flowers.

Nyssa aquatica
Water tupelo

Deciduous tree with broad, simple leaves; fruits are dark blue drupes.  Low salt tolerance.

Nyssa biflora
Swamp tupelo

Deciduous tree generally inhabiting wetlands with dark blue drupes and brilliant red early fall foliage. 

Nyssa sylvatica
Black gum

Understory tree, red foliage in fall, black drupes.

Oxydendrum arboreum
Sourwood

Small tree or large shrub, with cream white flowers borne in terminal panicles in June-July. Brilliant red foliage in early autumn.

Persea borbonia
Swamp bay, Red bay

Aromatic evergreen shrub/small tree, shiny leaves, blue-black fruits.

Pinckneya bracteata
Fever tree

Deciduous shrub with showy pink flowers; reddish brown pubescent twigs.

Platanus occidentalis
Sycamore

Fast growing broad-leafed deciduous tree.

Populus deltoides
Cottonwood

Large fast growing deciduous tree of floodplains and river banks.

Prunus serotina
Black cherry

A large deciduous tree often a pioneer of unused fields and fence lines with numerous white flowers in spring followed by dark fruits.

Quercus alba
White oak

A long lived deciduous oak with seven to nine lobed leaves.

Quercus bicolor
Swamp white oak

A medium sized oak with ovoid shallowly lobed leaves.

Quercus coccinea
Scarlet oak

Large canopy oak; leaves with deeply cut sinuses.

Quercus falcata
Southern red oak

A medium to large deciduous oak with a characteristic long and narrow central lobe relative to other red oaks.

Quercus lyrata
Overcup oak

A medium sized deciduous oak with acorns nearly completely enclosed in the cup.

Quercus michauxii
Swamp chestnut oak

Large canopy oak with chestnut-like leaves.

Quercus montana
Chestnut oak

Deciduous oak of dry woodlands and ridges with large acorns. 

Quercus nigra
Water oak

A medium sized tardily deciduous oak.

Quercus phellos
Willow oak

Large, fast growing oak with willow-like leaves.

Quercus rubra
Northern red oak

Large deciduous oak with seven to nine lobed dentate leaves.  Medium salt tolerance.

Quercus shumardii
Shumard's oak

A large deciduous red oak with seven to nine lobed dentate leaves.

Salix caroliniana
Carolina willow

Small deciduous tree, often with irregularly shaped trunk and arching branches; leaves glaucus beneath.

Salix nigra
Black willow

Fast growing multi stemmed tree; good for stream bank stabilization.

Salix sericea
Silky willow

Deciduous shrub or small tree, leaves have silky undersides.

Sassafras albidum
Sassafras

Small to medium sized deciduous tree with three distinct leaf patterns. All parts of the tree are fragrant and it bears blue-black drupes in the late summer. 

Taxodium ascendens
Pond cypress

A deciduous conifer with characteristic upright turning leaves. Brilliant orange color in late autumn.

Taxodium distichum
Bald cypress

Needle-leaved deciduous conifer, tolerates standing water or dry soil.

Tilia americana
Basswood

Fast growing deciduous tree with massive displays of fragrant yellow white flowers in midsummer.

Ulmus alata
Winged elm

Early successional small tree with distinct ridges or "wings" of bark forming along the smaller branches. 

Ulmus americana
American elm

Large deciduous tree with high spreading umbrella like canopy.