List of U.S. state and territory trees

This is a list of U.S. state, federal district, and territory trees, including official trees of the following of the states, of the federal district, and of the territories.


federal district
or territory
State tree Binomial
Image Year
Alabama Longleaf Pine Pinus palustris Longleaf 8246 1949
clarified 1997[1]
Alaska Sitka Spruce Picea sitchensis Picea sitchensis forest 1962
American Samoa Pandanus Pandanus Pandanus tectorius (5187732979)
Arizona Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida Cercidium floridum whole 1954
Arkansas Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda Pinus taeda 1939
California Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens 030803a redwoodfog 1937
Giant Sequoia Sequoiadendron giganteum Grizzly Giant Mariposa Grove 1937
Colorado Colorado Blue Spruce Picea pungens Picea pungens tree 1939
Connecticut White Oak
(See Also: Charter)
Quercus alba PostcardHartfordCTCharterOak1906 1947
Delaware American Holly Ilex opaca Americanholly 8046 1939
District of Columbia Scarlet Oak Quercus coccinea Quercus coccinea Fe1aJPG
Florida Sabal Palm Sabal palmetto Spalmetto2 1953
Georgia Southern Live Oak Quercus virginiana Live oak Georgetown 1937
Guam Instia bijuga / Pacific Teak Intsia bijuga Intsia bijuga 1969[2]
Hawaii Candlenut Tree Aleurites moluccanus Starr 020803-0119 Aleurites moluccana 1959
Idaho Western White Pine Pinus monticola Pinus monticola1 1935
Illinois White Oak Quercus alba Quercus alba 1973
Indiana Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendronflower0117 1931 [3]
Iowa Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa Raunkiaer
Kansas Eastern Cottonwood Populus deltoides Populus deltoides 1937[4]
Kentucky Tulip-tree Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendronflower0117 [5]
Louisiana Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum Taxodium distichum NRCSMS01010
Maine Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus EasternWhitePine23 1945
Maryland White Oak
(see also: Wye Oak)
Quercus alba Wye Oak
Massachusetts American Elm Ulmus americana Img ulmus americana 2209 1941
Michigan Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus EasternWhitePine23 1955
Minnesota Red Pine Pinus resinosa Pinus resinosa
Mississippi Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora 2004
Missouri Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida Floweringdogwood
Montana Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa Pinus ponderosa 8144t
Nebraska Eastern Cottonwood Populus deltoides Populus deltoides
Nevada Single-leaf Pinyon Pinus monophylla[6] Single-leaf pinyon 1 1959
Great Basin Bristlecone pine Pinus longaeva[6] Big bristlecone pine Pinus longaeva 1987
New Hampshire American White Birch Betula papyrifera Betula papyrifera1 1947
New Jersey Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra Quercus rubra 2
New Mexico Piñon Pine Pinus edulis Pinus edulis 1949[7]
New York Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Acer saccharum foliage
North Carolina Pine Pinus Longleaf 8246 1963[8]
North Dakota American Elm Ulmus americana Img ulmus americana 2209 2007
Northern Mariana Islands Flame Tree Delonix regia RoyalPoincianaUSVI 1979[2]
Ohio Ohio Buckeye Aesculus glabra Aesculus glabra var. glabra
Oklahoma Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis Cercis siliquastrum4
Oregon Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir in Lassen VNP-750px
Pennsylvania Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis Tsuga canadensis cones
Puerto Rico Silk-cotton Tree Ceiba pentandra Kapok tree Honolulu
Rhode Island Red Maple Acer rubrum Acer rubrum 001 1964
South Carolina Sabal Palm Sabal palmetto Spalmetto2 1939[9]
South Dakota Black Hills Spruce Picea glauca
var. densata
Picea glauca 1947[10]
Tennessee Tulip-tree Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendronflower0117
Texas Pecan Carya illinoinensis Pecan orchard 1919
US Virgin Islands Yellow Elder Tecoma stans Tecoma stans, flowers+pods
Utah Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides Quaking aspen Populus tremuloides trio 2014[11]
Vermont Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Acer saccharum foliage 1949
Virginia Flowering dogwood Cornus florida Floweringdogwood
Washington Western Hemlock Tsuga heterophylla Tsuga heterophylla1 [12]
West Virginia Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Acer saccharum foliage
Wisconsin Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Acer saccharum foliage 1949[13]
Wyoming Plains Cottonwood Populus deltoides
subsp. monilifera
Populus deltoides

See also


  1. ^ "Official Alabama Tree". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2003-11-06. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  2. ^ a b State Botanical Symbols. Alan McPherson. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  3. ^ Ind. Code §1-2-7-1 (1931)
  4. ^ "Tidbits". Ludington Daily News. Aug 4, 2001. p. 33. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  5. ^ KRS002.095
  6. ^ a b "Nevada Facts and State Emblems". State of Nevada. Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  7. ^ "New Mexico Secretary of State: KID'S Corner". Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  8. ^ "North Carolina State Tree".
  9. ^ "South Carolina Statehouse student web page". Archived from the original on 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  10. ^ "South Dakota State symbols and emblems". Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  11. ^ from "Utah state tree changes thanks to elementary students" page. Retrieved on March 27, 2014
  12. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on March 9, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  13. ^ "Wisconsin State Symbols". State of Wisconsin. Archived from the original on 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2011-12-19.


List of U.S. state and territory plants and botanical gardens

This is a list of U.S. state and territory plants and botanical gardens — plants and botanical gardens which have been designated as an official symbol(s) by a state or territory's legislature. 5 U.S. states and 1 U.S. territory have an official state/territory plant. 7 U.S. states have an official state botanical garden or arboretum. This list excludes state flowers, state trees, and state grasses.

Quercus alba

Quercus alba, the white oak, is one of the preeminent hardwoods of eastern and central North America. It is a long-lived oak, native to eastern and central North America and found from Minnesota, Ontario, Quebec, and southern Maine south as far as northern Florida and eastern Texas. Specimens have been documented to be over 450 years old.Although called a white oak, it is very unusual to find an individual specimen with white bark; the usual color is a light gray. The name comes from the color of the finished wood. In the forest it can reach a magnificent height and in the open it develops into a massive broad-topped tree with large branches striking out at wide angles.


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