List of U.S. state and territory trees

This is a list of U.S. state, federal district, and territory trees, including official trees of the following of the states, of the federal district, and of the territories.


federal district
or territory
State treeBinomial
AlabamaLongleaf PinePinus palustrisLongleaf 8246.jpg1949
clarified 1997[1]
AlaskaSitka SprucePicea sitchensisPicea sitchensis forest.jpg1962
American SamoaPandanusPandanusPandanus tectorius (5187732979).jpg
ArizonaBlue Palo VerdeParkinsonia florida1954
ArkansasLoblolly PinePinus taedaPinus taeda.jpg1939
CaliforniaCoast RedwoodSequoia sempervirens030803a redwoodfog.jpg1937
Giant SequoiaSequoiadendron giganteum1937
ColoradoColorado Blue SprucePicea pungensPicea pungens tree.jpg1939
ConnecticutWhite Oak
(See Also: Charter)
Quercus albaPostcardHartfordCTCharterOak1906.jpg1947[2]
DelawareAmerican HollyIlex opacaAmericanholly 8046.JPG1939
District of ColumbiaScarlet OakQuercus coccineaQuercus coccinea Fe1aJPG.jpg
FloridaSabal PalmSabal palmettoSpalmetto2.JPG1953
GeorgiaSouthern Live OakQuercus virginianaLive oak Georgetown.jpg1937
GuamInstia bijuga / Pacific TeakIntsia bijugaIntsia bijuga.jpg1969[3]
HawaiiCandlenut tree (kukui)Aleurites moluccanus1959[4]
IdahoWestern White PinePinus monticolaPinus monticola1.jpg1935
IllinoisWhite OakQuercus alba1973
IndianaTulip TreeLiriodendron tulipiferaLiriodendronflower0117.JPG1931 [5]
IowaBur OakQuercus macrocarpaRaunkiaer.jpg
KansasEastern CottonwoodPopulus deltoidesPopulus deltoides.jpg1937[6]
KentuckyTulip-treeLiriodendron tulipiferaLiriodendronflower0117.JPG[7]
LouisianaBald CypressTaxodium distichumTaxodium distichum NRCSMS01010.jpg
MaineEastern White PinePinus strobus1945
MarylandWhite Oak
(see also: Wye Oak)
Quercus albaWye Oak.jpg
MassachusettsAmerican ElmUlmus americanaImg ulmus americana 2209.jpg1941
MichiganEastern White PinePinus strobus1955
MinnesotaRed PinePinus resinosaPinus resinosa.jpg
MississippiSouthern MagnoliaMagnolia grandiflora
MissouriFlowering DogwoodCornus floridaFloweringdogwood.jpg
MontanaPonderosa PinePinus ponderosaPinus ponderosa 8144t.jpg
NebraskaEastern CottonwoodPopulus deltoidesPopulus deltoides.jpg1972[8]
NevadaSingle-leaf PinyonPinus monophylla[9]Single-leaf pinyon 1.jpg1959
Great Basin Bristlecone pinePinus longaeva[9]Big bristlecone pine Pinus longaeva.jpg1987
New HampshireAmerican White BirchBetula papyriferaBetula papyrifera1.jpg1947
New JerseyNorthern Red OakQuercus rubraQuercus rubra 2.JPG
New MexicoPiñon PinePinus edulisPinus edulis.jpg1949[10]
New YorkSugar MapleAcer saccharumAcer saccharum foliage.jpg
North CarolinaPinePinusLongleaf 8246.jpg1963[11]
North DakotaAmerican ElmUlmus americanaImg ulmus americana 2209.jpg1947[12]
Northern Mariana IslandsFlame TreeDelonix regiaRoyalPoincianaUSVI.jpg1979[3]
OhioOhio BuckeyeAesculus glabraAesculus glabra var. glabra.jpg
OklahomaEastern RedbudCercis canadensisCercis siliquastrum4.jpg
OregonDouglas-firPseudotsuga menziesii
PennsylvaniaEastern HemlockTsuga canadensisTsuga canadensis cones.jpg
Puerto RicoNone
Rhode IslandRed MapleAcer rubrumAcer rubrum 001.jpg1964
South CarolinaSabal PalmSabal palmettoSpalmetto2.JPG1939[13]
South DakotaBlack Hills SprucePicea glauca
var. densata
Picea glauca.jpg1947[14]
TennesseeTulip-treeLiriodendron tulipiferaLiriodendronflower0117.JPG
TexasPecanCarya illinoinensisPecan orchard.jpg1919
US Virgin IslandsYellow ElderTecoma stansTecoma stans, flowers+pods.jpg
UtahQuaking AspenPopulus tremuloidesQuaking aspen Populus tremuloides trio.jpg2014[15]
VermontSugar MapleAcer saccharumAcer saccharum foliage.jpg1949
VirginiaFlowering dogwoodCornus floridaFloweringdogwood.jpg1956[16]
WashingtonWestern HemlockTsuga heterophyllaTsuga heterophylla1.jpg[17]
West VirginiaSugar MapleAcer saccharumAcer saccharum foliage.jpg
WisconsinSugar MapleAcer saccharumAcer saccharum foliage.jpg1949[18]
WyomingPlains cottonwoodPopulus deltoides moniliferaPopulus deltoides.jpg

See also


  1. ^ "Official Alabama Tree". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2003-11-06. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  2. ^ Connecticut State Register and Manual (PDF), Secretary of the State, 2018, p. 803, 823, retrieved 2021-10-05
  3. ^ a b State Botanical Symbols. Alan McPherson. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ "§5-8 State tree", Hawaii Revised Statutes, retrieved 2020-01-04
  5. ^ Ind. Code §1-2-7-1 (1931)
  6. ^ "Tidbits". Ludington Daily News. Aug 4, 2001. p. 33. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  7. ^ KRS002.095
  8. ^ "Nebraska Secretary of State". Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Nevada Facts and State Emblems". State of Nevada. Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  10. ^ "New Mexico Secretary of State: KID'S Corner". Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  11. ^ "North Carolina State Tree".
  12. ^ North Dakota Blue Book, 2019–2021, North Dakota Department of State, p. 54, retrieved 2020-06-13
  13. ^ "South Carolina Statehouse student web page". Archived from the original on 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  14. ^ "South Dakota State symbols and emblems". Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  15. ^ from "Utah state tree changes thanks to elementary students" page. Retrieved on March 27, 2014
  16. ^ "Virginia State Tree". eReferenceDesk. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  17. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on March 9, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  18. ^ "Wisconsin State Symbols". State of Wisconsin. Archived from the original on 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2011-12-19.


Media files used on this page

Pinus ponderosa 8144t.jpg
Author/Creator: Walter Siegmund (talk), Licence: CC BY 2.5
North Plateau Ponderosa Pine, mature individual left of car, younger individuals nearby.
030803a redwoodfog.jpg
Author/Creator: Scott Catron, Licence: CC BY 2.5
Fog in Redwood National Park.
Picea sitchensis forest.jpg
Author/Creator: MPF, Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0
Picea sitchensis 50-53 m tall, planted at Kyloe Wood, Northumberland, Britain
Author/Creator: Pollinator, Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Tuliptree blossom
Pandanus tectorius (5187732979).jpg
Author/Creator: David Eickhoff from Pearl City, Hawaii, USA, Licence: CC BY 2.0

Hala or Screwpine Pandanaceae Indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden, Oʻahu

The aerial root tips called "scales," were pounded, juice strained and heated by early Hawaiians. They were mixed with eucalyptus in a pūloʻuloʻu (steam bath) to treat colds. A mixture of aerial roots with kō (sugar cane) and other plants was used as a tonic for mothers weakened by child birth. The mixture was also given for chest pains. When mixed with other plants, the roots were used in urinary tract infections, low energy and red eyes. The tips are said to be rich in vitamin B. The keys (fruits) of the form hala pia were used medicinally.

Raunkiærseg (Quercus robur), Jægersborg dyrehave
Tecoma stans, flowers+pods.jpg
Author/Creator: Tauʻolunga, Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Tecoma stans; flowers & pods; (piti) an obnoxious weed in Tonga
(c) Big iron at the English-language Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Eastern White Pine - my own photo Eastern White Pine in en:Arrowhead Provincial Park along Big East River
Acer saccharum foliage.jpg
Author/Creator: No machine-readable author provided. MPF assumed (based on copyright claims)., Licence: CC BY 2.5
Acer saccharum foliage. Cultivated, Newcastle, Northumberland, UK (seed origin Milwaukee, Wisconsin). June 2005.
Acer rubrum 001.jpg
Author/Creator: Willow, Licence: CC BY 2.5
Red Maple (Acer rubrum) in the New Botanical Garden Marburg in Hesse, Germany.
Quercus alba.jpg
(c) Jaknouse, CC-BY-SA-3.0
White oak tree in Ohio
Author/Creator: unknown, Licence: PD
Single-leaf pinyon 1.jpg
Author/Creator: en:User:Toiyab, Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Pinus monophylla, Single-leaf Pinyon, west slope of Pah Rah Range at approx. 5000 ft. elevation. At or near northwest limit of distribution.
Quaking aspen Populus tremuloides trio.jpg
Author/Creator: Jane S. Richardson (talk · contribs), Licence: CC BY 3.0
Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), trio of trees in high meadow. At 9,000 feet (2,700 m) along High Trail (part of Pacific Crest Trail), Ansel Adams Wilderness, California.
Cercis siliquastrum4.jpg
Author/Creator: Kurt Stüber [1], Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Species: Cercis siliquastrum
Family: Caesalpiniaceae

Image No. 5
Aesculus glabra var. glabra.jpg
Author/Creator: unknown, Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Img ulmus americana 2209.jpg
Author/Creator: User Henryhartley on en.wikipedia, Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Ulmus americana (en:American Elm) This tree at en:Longwood Gardens was planted in the 1930's and is the last American elm in the gardens (the others having been lost to en:Dutch Elm Disease). The picture was taken by me on May 22, 2004
Quercus coccinea Fe1aJPG.jpg
Author/Creator: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT, Licence: CC BY 3.0

Feuilles du Chêne écarlate - Quercus coccinea

Longleaf 8246.jpg
Author/Creator: User Pollinator on en.wikipedia, Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Longleaf pine forest (Pinus palustris)

Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator
Starr 020803-0119 Aleurites moluccana.jpg
(c) Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0
Aleurites moluccana (leaves and fruit). Location: Maui, Wahinepee
Betula papyrifera1.jpg
Author/Creator: Kurt Stüber [1], Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Species: Betula papyrifera
Family: Betulaceae

Image No. 2
Americanholly 8046.JPG
Author/Creator: unknown, Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Grizzly Giant Mariposa Grove.jpg
(c) Mike Murphy, CC-BY-SA-3.0
The "Grizzly Giant" is one of the main attractions in Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park. It is a landmark ancient Giant redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree. Note the size of the people at the bottom of the image for scale.
Sabal palmettos in Florida
Big bristlecone pine Pinus longaeva.jpg
Author/Creator: Dcrjsr, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
A large Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Pinus longaeva, showing both live and dead sections, and streaked grain colors on broad trunk. Along the Methuselah Trail, Schulman Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest of the Inyo National Forest, in the White Mountains, Inyo County, eastern California.
Intsia bijuga.jpg
Author/Creator: Denis.prévôt, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
Intsia bijuga ou Kohu à l'Ile des Pins - Nouvelle-Calédonie
Author/Creator: The original uploader was Jaknouse at English Wikipedia., Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Flowering dogwood in bloom (white) Photo taken by en:user:jaknouse in Louisville, Kentucky.
Pinus taeda.jpg
Pinus taeda (loblolly pine) in Richmond Battlefield Park, Virginia
Douglas Fir in Lassen VNP-750px.JPG
(c) Daniel Mayer at en.wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Douglas Fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii, in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Quercus rubra 2.JPG
Author/Creator: unknown, Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Live oak Georgetown.jpg
Author/Creator: unknown, Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Tsuga canadensis cones.jpg
Eastern Hemlock cones.
Picea pungens tree.jpg
Blue Spruce. Tree.
Tsuga heterophylla1.jpg
Author/Creator: MPF, Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0
Tsuga heterophylla self-sown tree in a forestry plantation at Kyloe, Northumberland, Britain