Tree ID

Southern Magnolia-Waxy, oblong leaves and smooth bark.

American Elm (Ulmus Americanus) - Asymetrical leaves with parallel veining. Bark is deeply furrowed.

Princess Tree (paulonia tomentosa) - Very large opposite leaves pointed at tip

Spruce - Waxy coating on singular needles prevents moisture loss. Typically grow at higher altitudes than found in the Tri-State area around Huntington.

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) - Leaves have serrated edges with parallel veins. Bark is gray and smooth. The leaves are similar to elm.

Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) - Tree native to West Virginia that has lobed, pinnately veined leaves that alternate. Bark is brown and furrowed.

American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) - Scaly bark that falls off to reveal a gray or red underneath. The leaves are similar in appearance to Maple, but lack deeper lobes. They contain palmate veins.

Red Oak (Quercus palustris) - Native tree of the eastern United States with lobed leaves. It grows well in wet areas and can survive with "wet feet" during flooding for a season.

Ash - Compound leaves with opposite leaflets that have serrated edges. Bark is grayish and furrowed, developing deeper furrows with age. Threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer.
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) - Evergreen with flat needles that has a reddish-brown bark.

White Mulberry (Morus alba) - Leaves vary with lobes that may be deep with pointed tips.

American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) - Slender, oblong leaves with parallel veins with "needle" along edges. Bark is furrowed gray to brown. Chestnuts fruit is covered with spines until maturing.

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Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) - Leaves are opposite and lobed palmately. Bark is light gray with furrows with scales.

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