Trees of Arkansas

Trees of Arkansas

Ashe's Juniper (Juniperus ashei) - The tree grows to a height of between 10-30 feet. The reddish brown bark peels in long strips and features scale-like foliage of blue green. Juniper berries are small and bluish color when mature. Native American's have traditionally used the berries for medicinal teas and flavoring for food and drinks. See photos and ID the Ashe Juniper tree here.

Ashe Juniper Tree. Photo by Paul Nelson

Black Maple (Acer nigrum)

Black Oak (Quercus velutina)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Box Elder (Acer negundo)

Chestnut Oak (Quercus montana)

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra)

Post Oak (Quercus stellata)

Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) - The bark of the Shagbark Hickory curls up the trunk and the buds of leaves resemble tulips blooming in the spring. Local wildlife love the flavor of the nuts. Green hickory wood from the shagbark is often used to smoke meat or fish.

Shagbark Hickory gets its name from the distinctive peeling bark.

Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii)

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

White Oak (Quercus alba)





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