Tree Features: Pignut Hickory – Carya Glabra

Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra) is a medium size tree that Pignut hickory reaches 50′ to 60′ high. Pignut hickory growing on dry ridgetops and slopes throughout. Pignut Hickory wood is heavy, hard, and strong and is mostly used for tool handles. The nuts they are an important food for squirrels and chipmunks. Pignut Hickories have … Read more

Tree Features: Sugarberry – Celtis Laevigata

Almost identical to hackberry. Fruit is popular with winter birds, especially the cedar waxwing, mockingbird, and robin. Little value for deer. Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) is a small to medium-sized tree with alternate, simple, leaves 2 to 5 inches long. Leaves are ovate, with acuminate tips and a cordate, inequilateral base. Leaf margins are serrate and … Read more

Tree Features: Eastern Hophornbeam

Eastern Hophornbeam is a small tree with simple alternate, oval shaped leaves with doubly serrated margins. Hairy underside of leaves around the base of the petiole. The fruit is very distinctive in that it resembles hops. The fruit is a small nutlet about a 1/4 inch long. The fruit matures in August but is persistant … Read more

Tree Freatures: Water Oak – Quercus Nigrarange

Water Oak (Quercus Nigrarange) from Texas to Florida and North to New Jersey and into Illinois. Water oaks are a red oak that is a consistent producer of acorns making an excellent tree as far as wildlife value goes. But its timber value is much lower than most other oaks. If you are planting oak … Read more

Tree Features: American Beech – Fagus Grandifolia

American Beech – Fagus grandifolia:¬†A medium sized tree. Leaves altenate, simple, deciduous, 2.5 to 5 inches long, 1 to 2.5 inches wide. Fruit is a 3 angled nut, enclosed in a bur covered capsule. Trigs often zigzag with¬†terminal buds 1 inch long. Bark is thin, smooth, gray. Range from southeastern Canada to Wisconsin south to … Read more

Tree Features: Laurel Oak – Quercus Laurifolia

The Laurel Oak is a deciduous tree that is native to the eastern United States and Canada. This tree has leaves that are dark green on the upper side and mottled with white on the lower side. This tree is often confused with the Ginkgo. Landscaping and Ornamental Use Laurel oak is a popular choice … Read more

Tree Features: Water Locust(Gleditsia aquatica)

Water Locust Tree - Facts About Tree

Gleditsia aquatica is a tree that originates in the southeastern United States and adjacent regions. This swampy tree occurs primarily in southern parts of the United States. It comes from southeastern, western Florida to eastern Texas and northern Illinois. It can be found as far north as Ohio, southern New York, and southwestern Connecticut. Important … Read more