State Trees of the United States

State State tree Scientific Name
Alabama Longleaf Pine Pinus palustris
Alaska Sitka Spruce Picea sitchensis
Arizona Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida
Arkansas Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda
California Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia Sequoia sempervirens
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Colorado Blue Spruce Picea pungens
Connecticut White Oak Quercus alba
District of Columbia Scarlet Oak Quercus coccinea
Delaware American Holly Ilex opaca
Florida Cabbage Palmetto Sabal palmetto
Georgia Live Oak Quercus virginiana
Hawaii Candlenut Tree Aleurites moluccana
Idaho Western White Pine Pinus monticola
Illinois White Oak Quercus alba
Indiana Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera
Iowa Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa
Kansas Eastern Cottonwood Populus deltoides
Kentucky Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera
Louisiana Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum
Maine Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus
Maryland White Oak Quercus alba
Massachusetts American Elm Ulmus americana
Michigan Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus
Minnesota Red Pine Pinus resinosa
Mississippi Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora
Missouri Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida
Montana Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa
Nebraska Eastern Cottonwood Populus deltoides
Nevada Single-leaf Pinyon & Bristlecone pine Pinus monophylla & Pinus longaeva
New Hampshire Paper Birch Betula papyrifera
New Jersey Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra
New Mexico Pinyon Pine Pinus edulis
New York Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
North Carolina Pine Pinus
North Dakota American Elm Ulmus americana
Ohio Ohio Buckeye Aesculus glabra
Oklahoma Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis
Oregon Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii
Pennsylvania Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis
Rhode Island Red Maple Acer rubrum
South Carolina Sabal Palmetto Sabal palmetto
South Dakota Black Hills Spruce Picea glauca
var. densata
Tennessee Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera
Texas Pecan Carya illinoinensis
Utah Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides
Vermont Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
Virginia Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida
Washington Western Hemlock Tsuga heterophylla
West Virginia Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
Wisconsin Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
Wyoming Plains Cottonwood Populus deltoides
subsp. monilifera

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Awesome work..It is so difficult to determine one wood from another. I would like to know if you have s poster or book that focuses only on woods that are native not necessarily native but trees of the US? DO You have book or poster that focuses on TREE back as a way of identifying wood? Also can you tell from this pic what kind of wood this is ? And one more thing, out of Oak and Pecan, Mesquite and Pear, Hickory, and China Berry, i find that CB burns the longest amount of time so it must be… Read more »