The State Trees of America

“A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless; forests which are so used that they can not renew themselves will soon vanish, and with them all their benefits.” — President Theodore Roosevelt

Back in 1893, when states were relatively new entities, a congress of women at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago proposed a “National Garland of Flowers” created from flowers that represent each state. This evolved into official designations of flowers by state legislatures. The concept caught fire, leading to official birds, trees, fish, food, and much more. Here is a complete list of the 50 official state trees compiled by the AlansFactoryOutlet team:

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What Was the First State Tree?

The first state tree ever chosen was the pecan tree for Texas in 1919. Pecan trees are present in 150 counties in Texas and are beloved for landscaping and nut production. In the wild, pecan trees thrive in river and creek bottoms due to the deep and fertile soil.

What Is the State Tree of All 50 States?

Here is a comprehensive state trees list to help you learn your state’s tree as well as what trees have been chosen to represent the other states:

  1. Alabama — The state tree of Alabama is the Southern longleaf pine.
  2. Alaska — The state tree of Alaska is the Sitka spruce.
  3. Arizona — The state tree of Arizona is the palo verde.
  4. Arkansas — The state tree of Arkansas is the pine.
  5. California — The state tree of California is the California redwood.
  6. Colorado — The state tree of Colorado is the Colorado blue spruce.
  7. Connecticut — The state tree of Connecticut is the Charter Oak (white oak).
  8. Washington, D.C. — The official tree of the District of Columbia is the scarlet oak.
  9. Delaware — The state tree of Delaware is the American holly.
  10. Florida — The state tree of Florida is the sabal palm.
  11. Georgia — The state tree of Georgia is the live oak.
  12. Hawaii — The state tree of Hawaii is the kukui (candlenut).
  13. Idaho — The state tree of Idaho is the Western white pine.
  14. Illinois — The state tree of Illinois is the white oak.
  15. Indiana — The state tree of Indiana is the tulip poplar.
  16. Iowa — The state tree of Iowa is the oak.
  17. Kansas — The state tree of Kansas is the cottonwood.
  18. Kentucky — The state tree of Kentucky is the tulip poplar.
  19. Louisiana — The state tree of Louisiana is the bald cypress.
  20. Maine — The state tree of Maine is Eastern white pine.
  21. Maryland — The state tree of Maryland is the white oak.
  22. Massachusetts — The state tree of Massachusetts is the American elm.
  23. Michigan — The state tree of Michigan is the Eastern white pine.
  24. Minnesota — The state tree of Minnesota is the red pine.
  25. Mississippi — The state tree of Mississippi is the magnolia.
  26. Missouri — The state tree of Missouri is the flowering dogwood.
  27. Montana — The state tree of Montana is the ponderosa pine.
  28. Nebraska — The state tree of Nebraska is the cottonwood.
  29. Nevada — The state tree of Nevada is the bristlecone pine.
  30. New Hampshire — The state tree of New Hampshire is the white birch.
  31. New Jersey — The state tree of New Jersey is the Northern red oak.
  32. New Mexico — The state tree of New Mexico is the piñon pine.
  33. New York — The state tree of New York is the sugar maple.
  34. North Carolina — The state tree of North Carolina is the pine.
  35. North Dakota — The state tree of North Dakota is the American elm.
  36. Ohio — The state tree of Ohio is the Ohio buckeye.
  37. Oklahoma — The state tree of Oklahoma is the redbud.
  38. Oregon — The state tree of Oregon is the Douglas fir.
  39. Pennsylvania — The state tree of Pennsylvania is the Eastern hemlock.
  40. Rhode Island — The state tree of Rhode Island is the red maple.
  41. South Carolina — The state tree of South Carolina is the sabal palm.
  42. South Dakota — The state tree of South Dakota is the Black Hills spruce.
  43. Tennessee — The state tree of Tennessee is the tulip poplar.
  44. Texas — The state tree of Texas is the pecan tree.
  45. Utah — The state tree of Utah is the quaking aspen.
  46. Vermont — The state tree of Vermont is the sugar maple.
  47. Virginia — The state tree of Virginia is the flowering dogwood.
  48. Washington — The state tree of Washington is the Western hemlock.
  49. West Virginia — The state tree of West Virginia is the sugar maple.
  50. Wisconsin — The state tree of Wisconsin is the sugar maple.
  51. Wyoming — The state tree of Wyoming is the plains cottonwood.

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