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Tree Symbols

Trees are among the most popular ecosymbols, or symbols of Nature. They rank behind flowers as the second most popular plant symbols symbols among countries, states, provinces, etc.

Let’s take a brief tour of trees of state.

National Trees ˆ

U.S. State Trees ˆ

List of State Trees
State Species Designation
Alabama southern longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) 1997
Alaska Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) 1962
Arizona palo verde (Cercidium) 1954
Arkansas pine (Pinus) 1939
California coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) 1937
  giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) 1937
Colorado Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens) 1939
Connecticut The Charter Oak (Quercus alba) 1947
Delaware American holly (Ilex opaca) 1939
District of Columbia scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea)
Florida sabal palmetto (Sabal palmetto) 1953
Georgia live oak (Quercus virginiana) 1937
Hawaii kukui (Aleurites moluccanus) 1959
Idaho western white pine (Pinus monticola) 1935
Illinois white oak (Quercus alba) 1973
Indiana tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 1931
Iowa oak (Quercus) 1961
Kansas cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 1937
Kentucky tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) 1994
Louisiana bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) 1963
  Mayhaw fruit tree (Crataegus) Fruit Tree 2014
Maine eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) 1945
Maryland white oak (Quercus alba) 1941
Massachusetts American elm (Ulmus americana) 1941
Michigan eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) 1955
Minnesota red or Norway pine (Pinus resinosa) 1953
Mississippi magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) 1938
Missouri American dogwood (Cornus florida) 1955
Montana ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 1949
Nebraska cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 1972
Nevada single leaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla) 1953
bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) 1987
New Hampshire white birch (Betula papyrifera) 1947
New Jersey red oak (Quercus rubra) 1950
  dogwood (Cornus florida) Memorial Tree 1951
New Mexico pinyon (Pinus edulis) 1948
New York sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 1956
North Carolina pine (Pinus) 1963
  Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) Christmas tree 2005
North Dakota American elm (Ulmus americana) 1947
Ohio Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra) 1953
Oklahoma redbud (Cercis canadensis) 1937
Oregon Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 1939
Pennsylvania eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) 1931
Rhode Island red maple (Acer rubrum) 1964
South Carolina sabal palmetto (Sabal palmetto) 1939
South Dakota Black Hills spruce (Picea glauca) 1947
Tennessee tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) 1947
  eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) Evergreen Tree 2012
  yellowwood tree (Cladrastis lutea) Bicentennial Tree 1991
Texas pecan (Carya illinoinensis) 1919
Utah quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 2014
(former) blue spruce (Picea pungens) 1933
Vermont sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 1949
Virginia dogwood (Cornus florida) 1956
Washington western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) 1947
West Virginia sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 1949
Wisconsin sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 1949
Wyoming plains cottonwood (Populus sargentii) 1947

Canada ˆ

List of Provincial Trees
Province Species
Alberta lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) 1984
British Columbia western red cedar (Thuja plicata) 1988
Manitoba white spruce (Picea glauca) 1987
New Brunswick balsam fir (Abies balsamea) 1987
Newfoundland black spruce (Picea mariana) 1993
Northwest Territories tamarack (Larix laricina) 1999
Nova Scotia red spruce (Picea rubens) 1988
Ontario eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) 1984
Prince Edward Island red oak (Quercus rubra) 1987
Quebec yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
Saskatchewan white birch (Betula papyrifera) 1988
Yukon Territory sub alpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) 2001

Japan ˆ

List of Prefectural Trees
Prefecture Symbol  
Aichi Japanese red maple (Acer pycnanthum) 1966
Akita Japanese red cedar (Akita cedar) (Cryptomeria japonica) 1974
Aomori hiba arborvitae (Thujopsis dolabrata)
Chiba yew podocarpus, longleaf podocarpus (Podocarpus macrophyllus) 1966
Ehime pine (Pinus)
Fukui pine (Pinus)
Fukuoka azalea (Rhododendron tsutsui)
Fukushima Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata)
Gifu Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata) 1966
Gunma Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii)
Hiroshima Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)
Hokkaido Yeddo spruce (Picea jezoensis)
Hyogo camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora)
Ibaraki Japanese apricot (Prunus mume) 1966
Ishikawa hiba arborvitae (Thujopsis dolabrata)
Iwate Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora)
Kagawa olive (Olea europaea) 1966
Kagoshima camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora)
crybaby tree, coral tree (Erythrina crista galli)*
Kanagawa ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Kochi Japanese red cedar (Yanase cedar) (Cryptomeria japonica)
Kumamoto camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora) 1966
Kyoto Japanese red cedar (Kityama cedar) (Cryptomeria japonica)
Mie Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)
Miyagi Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata) 1966
Miyazaki Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis)
Nagano paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
Nagasaki Japanese false cypress, Sawara cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera)
Nara Japanese red cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)
Niigata snow camellia (Camellia rusticana)
Oita Japanese apricot (Prunus mume)
Okayama Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora)
Okinawa Ryukyu pine (Pinus luchuensis)
Osaka ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) 1966
Saga camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora)
Saitama Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata)
Shiga Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)
Shimane Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii)
Shizuoka sweet osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus)
Tochigi Japanese horse chestnut (Aesculus turbinata)
Tokushima Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra)
Tokyo ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Tottori Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata) 1966
Toyama Japanese red cedar (Tateyama cedar) (Cryptomeria japonica) 1966
Wakayama Ubame oak (Quercus phillyreoides)
Yamagata cherry (Prunus)
Yamaguchi Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora)
Yamanashi Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)
* Designated the official flowering tree

Other Trees ˆ

Check back now and then; I will be adding more lists for some time.

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