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Official State Trees

Official trees listed by adoption year. (List by state or year)
State Name Designated as YearList by adoption year
Texas Pecan tree State tree 1919
Indiana Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) Official state tree 1931
Pennsylvania Hemlock tree (Tsuga Canadensis, Linnaeus) State tree 1931
Idaho White pine (Pinus monticolae) State tree 1935
California California redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
(Sequoia gigantea)
Official state tree 1937
Georgia Live oak Official tree 1937
Kansas Cottonwood Official tree 1937
Oklahoma Redbud tree Official tree 1937
Mississippi Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora, L.) State tree 1938
Arkansas Pine tree State tree 1939
Colorado Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens) Official state tree 1939
Delaware American holly (Ilex opaca, Aiton) State tree 1939
Oregon Douglas fir Official tree 1939
South Carolina Palmetto tree Official tree 1939
Maryland White oak (Quercus alba) State tree 1941
Massachusetts American elm (Ulmus americana) Tree or tree emblem 1941
Maine White pine tree Official tree 1945
Connecticut White oak (Quercus albus) State tree 1947
New Hampshire Betula papyrifera State tree 1947
North Dakota American elm (Ulmus americana) Official tree 1947
South Dakota Black hills spruce (Picea glauca densata) State tree 1947
Tennessee Tulip poplar Official state tree 1947
Washington Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) Official tree 1947
Wyoming Cottonwood tree (Populus sargentii) State tree 1947
Alabama Southern longleaf pine (Pinus palustris, Miller) Official state tree 1949
Montana Ponderosa pine Official state tree 1949
New Mexico Nut pine (Pinus edulis) Official tree 1949
Vermont Sugar maple State tree 1949
West Virginia Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) State tree 1949
Wisconsin Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) State tree 1949
New Jersey Red oak (Quercus borealis maxima, (Marsh.) Ashe) State tree 1950
New Jersey Dogwood tree (Cornus florida) State memorial tree 1951
Florida Sabal palmetto palm State tree 1953
Minnesota Red pine(Pinus resinosa) Official state tree 1953
North Carolina Pine Official state tree 1953
Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus globra) Official tree 1953
Arizona Palo verdi (Genera Cercidium) State tree 1954
Michigan White pine(Pinus strobus, L.) Official state tree 1955
Missouri Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida, L.) Arboreal emblem
Official state tree
New York Sugar maple (Acer saccharum, M.) Official tree 1956
Virginia American dogwood Official tree 1956
Hawaii Kukui tree (Aleurites moluccana) Official tree 1959
Iowa Oak tree Official tree 1961
Alaska Sitka spruce (Picea sitchenensis) Official tree 1962
Louisiana Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) Official state tree 1963
Rhode Island Red maple (Acer rubrum) State tree 1964
Nebraska Cottonwood State tree 1972
Illinois White oak tree Native state tree 1973
Nevada Single-leaf pinon (Pinus monophylla)
Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva)
Official state trees 1959
Kentucky Tulip poplar State tree 1994
North Carolina Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) Official Christmas tree 2005
Tennessee Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) Official state evergreen tree 2012
Utah Blue spruce
Quaking aspen
State tree 1933
Louisiana Mayhaw fruit tree Official state fruit tree 2014
America's Famous and Historic Trees

America's Famous and Historic Trees: From George Washington's Tulip Poplar to Elvis Presley's Pin Oak (Hardcover) by Jeffrey G. Meyer. 130 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition (April 20, 2001)

America's Famous and Historic Trees tells the stories of various trees that Meyer and his cohorts rescued or propagated: oftentimes, when trees were going to be cut down, he and his workers headed off the bulldozers, rescuing the tree with their massive tree hoe. Other trees--like the Indian Marker Pecan in southeast Dallas--were propagated before they died.

Trees : National Champions

Trees : National Champions by Barbara Bosworth. 144 pages. The MIT Press; First Edition edition (August 19, 2005)

Bosworth captures the ineffable grace and dignity of trees with clarity and directness: the green ash that shades a midwestern crossroads, the common pear that blooms in a Washington field, and the Florida strangler fig with its mass of entwining aerial roots. Her black and white photographs, panoramic views taken with an 8 x 10 camera, show the immensity of the largest species and the hidden triumphs of the smallest