What Tree Species Do I Have in My Yard?

Did you know that there approximately 120 species of native Maryland trees? Are you curious about which of these 120 species you have in your yard? Keep reading to find out some of the most popular ones you’ll find in a homeowner’s yards. 

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)

These trees can grow up to 80 feet and has needles that are clustered in groups of five. 

Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) 

Sprouting needles in clusters of three and pinecones with sharp prickles, this tree adapts well to moist soil conditions.

Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana)

Be on the lookout for small cones and needles that come in clusters of two if you suspect this type of tree in your yard.

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

This species grows in a pyramid shape and prefers a place to grow that has access to both shade and sun. 

White Oak  (Quercus alba)

These can be identified by their short stocky trunks and massive horizontal limbs. 

Chestnut Oak (Quercus “montana”) 

These have dark-colored bark and leaves that have 10-16 pairs of broad, rounded teeth. 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

A colorful tree, this species change colors depending on the seasonal. They can grow up to 60 feet in length. 

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

The Sugar Maple tree produces small, greenish-yellow flowers in groups that curve downward. They also grow anywhere from less than 12 inches to 24 inches per year. 

White Ash (Fraxinus americana) 

This tree grows in an oval or pyramid shape early in its life cycle, but then eventually rounds out. 

Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 

This is a popular tree for homeowners to plant in their yard due to its purple and red leaf colors in the fall. 

American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Known for their large hairy leaves, the American Sycamore has been found in plenty of Marylayland homeowners’ yards. 

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

The Sassafras tree gives off an aromatic smell and its leaves turn a variety of colors during the fall. 

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) 

This species holds a special place in many hearts. It develops a dense canopy and its leaves turn golden bronze in the fall. 

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