Category Archives: Trees

Types of Pine Cones: Large, Small, Giant, and More (with Pictures) – Identification Guide

Pine Cones

Pine cones come in all shapes, sizes and shades of brown. The conical or cylindrical woody cones help identify the species of pine trees. Most pine cones have an overall cone-like or egg shape. Some seed cones from pine trees are long and cylinder-like, whereas other pine cones are more egg-shaped with woody spiny scales. Some of the smallest pine cones are barrel-shaped with large scales. The largest pine cone — the coulter pine cone — is a huge ovoid scaly cone that weighs up to 11 lbs. (5 kg).

Pin Oak: Leaves, Bark, Fruit (Acorn):  Pictures, Identification and Growing Guide

Pin Oak tree identification

The pin oak tree (Quercus palustris) is a deciduous hardwood tree with bristle-tipped, deeply lobed green leaves, rounded dark brown acorns, and a dense, pyramidal crown. Pin oak trees brighten up the fall landscape with their bright crimson red leaves that gradually turn coppery brown. In addition, pin oaks are identified by their distinctive branching in winter, which creates an attractive silhouette. Pin oaks are popular as street trees and shade trees in large residential parks or gardens.

Types of Florida Oak Trees with Their Bark and Leaves – Identification Guide (Pictures)

Florida Oak Trees

Oak trees in Florida are an important part of the landscape. Many oak trees are native to Florida and grow throughout the Sunshine State. From the evergreen southern live oak trees that thrive in South Florida to the deciduous oak trees like the Shumard oak and willow oak in the north, you will find a wide variety of oak tree species.

Black Tupelo Tree: Leaves, Bark (Pictures) – Identification and Care Guide

Black Tupelo Tree

The black tupelo tree is an attractive ornamental tree native to North America. Also called the black gum or sour gum, the deciduous tree is identified by its oval, dark green glossy leaves, bark resembling alligator skin, clusters of greenish-white flowers, and bluish-black fruits. The spectacular feature of black tupelo trees is its eye-catching fall foliage, which can turn vibrant orange, bright red, yellow, or purple shades.

Types of Oak Trees with Their Bark and Leaves – Identification Guide (Pictures)

oak trees bark and leaves

Oak trees are a group of hardwood trees that belong to the genus Quercus and the beech family, Fagaceae. All types of oak trees are categorized into two groups: white oak trees, and red oak trees. To identify the type of oak tree, you need to look at its bark, leaves, acorns and its general shape.

Types of Palm Trees in Florida (With Pictures and Names) – Identification Guide

types of palm trees in florida

Tropical palm trees are one of the identifying features of the Florida skyline. Several types of palm trees are native to Florida and grow throughout the state. Many Florida palm trees are tall and majestic and grow near beaches, along roads and in parks. There are also some small and dwarf palm trees native to Florida that are ideal for residential garden landscapes.

Types of Palm Trees with Identification Guide (Pictures, and Name): Small, Dwarf, and Tall Palm Tree Varieties

Types of Palm Trees

Palm trees are synonymous with tropical beaches, warm sunny climates, and beautiful landscaped gardens. Palms are recognized by their fan-shaped or feather-like fronds (leaves) and fiber-covered trunks or stems. Most types of palms such as date palms and coconut palms grow in warm countries. However, some species of palms are tolerant of temperate climates and cold temperatures. Some varieties of palm trees can also grow indoors as houseplants.

White Ash Tree: Leaves, Bark (Pictures) – Identification Guide

The white ash tree is a majestic deciduous shade tree with dark green pinnate leaves, silvery-brown bark, and clusters of small greenish or purple flowers. The large, branching white ash is identified by its irregular pyramidal or rounded crown, dense foliage, and stunning red fall colors. Also called the American ash tree, this ash species is popular as a specimen tree and often lines streets because it is easy to grow and tolerates challenging urban conditions.

Black Walnut Tree: Leaves, Bark (Pictures) – Identification and Care

The black walnut tree is a huge deciduous tree with aromatic lanceolate leaves, drooping clusters of greenish-yellow flowers, dark gray bark, and tasty walnuts. Known for its ornamental value, a black walnut tree has an attractive oval crown with upward spreading branches and dense foliage. Apart from being a beautiful tree, the black walnut is usually planted for its abundance of edible nuts.

Hazel Trees and Shrubs: Types, Leaves, Bark, Nuts (Pictures) – Identification Guide

Hazel is a group of large deciduous multi-stemmed shrubs or trees that produce tasty round hazelnuts. Hazel trees and shrubs are identified by their rounded leaves with toothed margins, dangling cylindrical flower clusters, and smooth brown bark. The common hazel (Corylus avellana) is the type of tree producing the most hazelnuts. The American hazelnut (Corylus americana) is a large flowering shrub that also produces edible nuts.