List of State Trees

Start a leaf collection from your list of state trees.

A list of state trees can be used in teaching children about the wide variety of trees that grow within the 50 States. Each state's legislature chooses a tree (or in some cases trees) because of its importance in that state. Hawaii has the only state tree that is not indigenous to the state.

Using a List of State Trees

Teacher's can use the following ideas to help children learn about the various states' trees:

  • Flash Cards
  • Fill in the blank worksheets
  • Coloring pages
  • Notebooking
  • Visit each state's web page to learn why and when a particular tree was selected
  • Collect leaves, twigs and fruits of the state trees for a unique forestry project

States and their Designated Trees

  • Alabama - Longleaf Pine
  • Alaska - Sitka Spruce
  • Arizona - Palo Verde
  • Arkansas - Loblolly Pine
  • California - Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia
  • Colorado -Blue Spruce
  • Connecticut - White Oak
  • Delaware - American Holly
  • District of Columbia - Scarlet Oak
  • Florida - Cabbage Palmetto
  • Georgia - Live Oak
  • Hawaii - Kukui
  • Idaho - Western White Pine
  • Illinois - White Oak
  • Indiana - Tulip Poplar
  • Iowa -Oak
  • Kansas - Eastern Cottonwood
  • Kentucky - Tulip Poplar
  • Louisiana - Bald Cypress
  • Maine - Eastern White Pine
  • Maryland - White Oak
  • Massachusetts - American Elm
  • Michigan - Eastern White Pine
  • Minnesota - Red Pine
  • Mississippi -Magnolia
  • Missouri - Flowering Dogwood
  • Montana - Ponderosa Pine
  • Nebraska - Eastern Cottonwood
  • Nevada - Singleleaf Pinyon Pine and Bristlecone Pine
  • New Hampshire - Paper Birch
  • New Jersey - Northern Red Oak
  • New Mexico - Pinon Pine
  • New York - Sugar Maple
  • North Carolina - Longleaf Pine
  • North Dakota - American Elm
  • Ohio - Ohio Buckeye
  • Oklahoma - Eastern Redbud
  • Oregon - Douglas Fir
  • Pennsylvania - Eastern Hemlock
  • Rhode Island - Red Maple
  • South Carolina - Cabbage Palmetto
  • South Dakota - Black Hills Spruce
  • Tennessee - Tulip Poplar
  • Texas - Pecan
  • Utah - Blue Spruce
  • Vermont - Sugar Maple
  • Virginia - Flowering Dogwood
  • Washington - Western Hemlock
  • West Virginia - Sugar Maple
  • Wisconsin - Sugar Maple
  • Wyoming - Plains Cottonwood
List of State Trees