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Our Tree Notebook. Created By: Emanuel County Institute . Box Elder ( Acer negundo ). Fast growing, fragile, and brittle. Life span isn’t long. Used for shade and ornamental purposes. Leaves are compound, opposite, 3-5 leaflets, and 4-10 inches long. Hackberry ( Celtis occidentulis ).
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Our Tree Notebook Created By: Emanuel County Institute
Box Elder(Acer negundo) • Fast growing, fragile, and brittle. • Life span isn’t long. • Used for shade and ornamental purposes. • Leaves are compound, opposite, 3-5 leaflets, and 4-10 inches long.
Hackberry(Celtis occidentulis) • Foliage resembles that of elms. • Knob-like projections on the trunk of the tree. • Berries are sweet and edible. • Provides winter food for birds.
Northern Red Oak(Quercus rubra) • Leaves are alternate, simple, dark green, and shiny. • Smooth bark. • Fast growing. • Used for lumber.
Post Oak(Quercus stellata) • Slow growing. • Abundant in Southeastern and South Central America. • Used for fence “posts”.
Black Locust(Robinia pseudoacacia) • Resembles Honey Locust, but larger. • Nitrogen fixer. • Provides cover for wildlife. • Grows best in rich and moist soils.
Black Oak(Quercus velutina) • Fuzzy on back of leaf. • Bitter acorn. • Grows in poor soil.
Eastern Redbud(Cercis canadensis) • Deciduous • Grows 20-30 feet tall. • Heart shaped leaves. • Alternate and simple leaves. • Rosy pink flowers during spring.
Honey Locust(Gleditsia triacanthos) • Deciduous. • Used for ornamental purposes. • Grows 40-140 feet tall.
Southern Magnolia(Magnolia grandiflora) • Evergreen. • Alternate and simple leaves. • Grows 60-80 feet tall. • Used for ornamental purposes.
Turkey Oak(Quercus laevis) • Fast growing. • Wood is used for fuel. • 3 lobed leaf which resembles a turkey foot.
White Oak(Quercus alba) • Grows slowly. • Ashy-gray bark. • Wood is very durable. • Used for furniture and flooring. • Acorns are sweet.