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  1. LEAF POWER POINTBY:EMANUEL COUNTY INSTITUE

  2. AMERICAN ELM Ulmus americana

  3. FACTS ON AMERICAN ELM • Form-the trunk is divided into several large, ascending and arching limbs. • Bark-dark, ashy-gray, flat topped ridges separated by diamond-shaped fissures • Twig-slender, slightly zigzagged, reddish-brown • Leaf-3 to 6 inches long, 1 to 3 inches wide. • They are shaped like a vase or an umbrella. • It is used to make barrels, fence posts, furniture, and boats. • American elm bark contains a strong fiber from which the Indians made ropes.

  4. AMERICAN SYCAMORE Platanus occidentalis

  5. Bark-thin, mottled brown, green and white. A.K.A. camouflage bark Twig- stout and orange-brown in color, terminal bud is absent. Leaf- palmately veined, 4-8 inched wide, ovate in shape, with 3-5 lobes. Margins are toothed Form- massive tree with heavy, spreading branches with zigzagged twigs. Facts on American Sycamore

  6. BLACK WILLOW Salix nigra

  7. Leaf-simple, pinnately veined, lanceolate in shape. 3-6 inches long, with a finely serrate margin. Leaves are dark and shiny above, light green below. Twig- slender, orange brown in color. Bitter aspirin taste. Form- small to medium sized tree with a massive trunk with a spreading, irregular crown. Bark- brown to gray-black, thick scaly ridges and deep furrows. FACTS ON BLACK WILLOW

  8. EASTERN HEMLOCK Tsuga canadensis

  9. Leaf- 1/2 inch long, dark green in color with 2 lines of white stomata below. Tips are blunt, needles are two ranked. Twig- fine, gray-brown in color Bark-young trees-gray-brown, smooth, turning scaly. Older trees-red/brown with wide Ridges and furrows. When cut or broken, purple streaks are shown. Form-medium sized tree with a dense conical crown. Fine branches and a floppy leader FACTS ON EASTERN HEMLOCK

  10. CATALPA CATALPA SPECIOSA

  11. Leaf- maybe opposite or whorled, pinnately veined, 5-12 inches long, leaves are cordate. Twig- stout, green, and later reddish-brown in color. Bark- separated into irregular shallow fissures with reddish-brown scales. Form- medium sized tree with spreading branches, irregular crown FACTS ON CATALPA

  12. SCARLET OAK QUERCAS COCCINEA

  13. FACTS ON SCARLET OAK • Leaf-3 to 7 inches long , oval in shape • Twig-slender, red-brown in color with multiple terminal buds • Bark-young trees, gray-brown with smooth streaks; later developing irregular ridges and furrows, later turning darker and scaly • Form-a medium-sized tree

  14. PITCH PINE PINUS RIGIDA

  15. FACTS ON PITCH PINE • LEAF- 2 1/2 to 5 inches long with three yellow-green , twisted needles per fascicle. • TWIG- orange-brown and moderately stout • BARK- dark and scaly when young developing red-brown or yellow-brown plates with deep furrows

  16. RED MAPLE ACER RUBRUM

  17. FACTS ON RED MAPLE • Leaf- 2-4 inches long, light green above, hairy beneath. • Twig- reddish and lustrous, buds usually blunt. • Bark- smooth and light gray, with age becomes darker • Form- medium sized tree

  18. TABLE MOUNTAIN PINE PINUS PUNGENS

  19. Leaf-1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches long with 2 twisted yellow-green stout needles per fascicle Twig- moderately stout and tough, orange-brown in color Form- small to medium sized tree, irregular crown, supports large/heavy cones Bark- scaly, dark red-brown or gray in color FACTS ON TABLE MOUNTAIN PINE

  20. CHERRY BARK OAK QUERCUS FALCATA VAR. PAGODIFOLIA

  21. Leaf- simple 5-8 inches long Twig- orange to reddish-brown, multiple terminal buds are pointed, reddish brown Bark- initially smooth, later becomes dark Form- large tree with good, straight form. FACTS ON CHERRY BARK (This is the fruit of the cherry bark)

  22. WINGED ELM ULMUS ALATA

  23. FACTS ON WINGED ELM • Leaf- 2 inches long, upper surface is dark green, paler and slightly hairy beneath with very short petioles • Twig- slender, glabrous, slightly zigzagged. Reddish-brown with red-brown buds • Bark- red-brown to ashy-gray • Form- small to medium sized tree with a rounded crow

  24. BALD CYPRESS TAXODIUM DISTICHUM

  25. Leaf-very feathery, leaflets are 1/4 to 3/4 inch long and 2 ranked and alternately arranged. Feathery leaves are 3-10 inches long. Twig- brown with small deciduous scales Form- large tree with a pyramid-shaped crown, cylindrical bole, fluted or buttresses base and often with knees. Bark- fibrous, red-brown maybe gray where exposed to the weather. Old thick bark may appear scaly FACTS ON BALD CYPRESS