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Native Trees of Georgia. Created by the Emanuel County Institute . DESCRIPTION Leaves 6 to 9 inches long Bark on young trees dark in color and deeply furrowed Perhaps the fastest growing southern pine. USES Used in construction Interior and exterior finish Used for pulp.

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native trees of georgia

Native Trees of Georgia

Created by the

Emanuel County Institute

loblolly pine pinus taeda
DESCRIPTION

Leaves 6 to 9 inches long

Bark on young trees dark in color and deeply furrowed

Perhaps the fastest growing southern pine

USES

Used in construction

Interior and exterior finish

Used for pulp

Loblolly PinePinus taeda
black cherry prunus serotina ehrh
DESCRIPTION

Leaves deciduous in autumn

2 to 6 inches long

1 to ½ inches wide

Ovals to oblong and pointed at each end

Margins finely toothed

USES

Furniture

Musical Instruments

Tool handles

Gun stocks

Black Cherry Prunus serotina ehrh
american holly llex opaca ait
DESCRIPTION

Evergreen

2 to 4 inches long

Epilintic, think, spine teeth

Bark is white or pale gray, smooth on young trunks

USES

Cabinet work

Wood-turning

Engraver’s Blocks

Inlaying

Christmas Decorations

American HollyLlex opaca ait
water oak quercus nigra
DESCRIPTION

Deciduous leaves in winter; usually 21/2 inches long

11/2 inches wide with narrowed base

3 lobed

Stands 70-80 feet high

2-3 feet in diameter

USES

One of the main red oak lumber species

Used as an ornamental tree

Water OakQuercus nigra
flowering dogwood cornus florida
DESCRIPTION

Leaves deciduous in autumn

3 - 6 inches long and 11/2 – 2 inches wide

Margins toothed

Tick bright green and hairy on the upper surface

Whitish and hairy below

USES

Shuttle blocks

Pulleys blocks

Pulleys Mullet

Heads of bobbin

Heads of golf clubs

Heads of handles

Flowering DogwoodCornus florida
willow oak quercus phellos
DESCRIPTION

Leaves deciduous in autumn

11/2 – 5 ½ inches long

1/3 to 1 inch wide; narrow and pointed at both ends

Light green smooth and skinny above

Dull, paler and usually smooth below

USES

Planted widely as a shade tree

Willow OakQuercus phellos
sweet bay magnolia virginiana
DESCRIPTION

Leaves deciduous in the spring of the second season

4 to 6 inches long 11/2 to 3 inches wide

Smooth bright green shinning and smooth on the upper surface pale

Nearly white and hairy below

USES

Wood of little or no commercial value

Sweet Bay Magnolia virginiana
yellow poplar lirodendown tulipifern
DESCRIPTION

Leaves deciduous in autumn

5 – 6 inches long and wide

Mostly 4 lobed with a rounded base dark green smooth and skinny on the upper surface

Pale and smooth below

USES

Furniture

Musical instruments

Molding in houses and office building

To make picture frames

Yellow Poplar Lirodendown tulipifern
chestnut oak quercus prinus
DESCRIPTION

Leaves deciduous in autumn

4 to 9 inches long, 1 ½ to 3 inches wide

Bark grayish brown to darker

USES

Fence posts

Railroad ties

Fuel

Chestnut OakQuercus prinus
eastern white pine pinus strobus
DESCRIPTION

Leaves or needles 3 to 5 inches long

It matures often at 80 or more feet in height with a straight trunk

Trunk is 2-3 feet in diameter

USES

General Construction

Interior finish

Patterns

Caskets

Clocks

Cabinet making

Eastern White PinePinus strobus
swamp chestnut quercus michauxxi
DESCRIPTION

Leaves deciduous in autumn

4-9 inches long, 2 ¾ to 4 ¼ inches wide

Bark silvery white or ashy gray and scaly

USES

Agricultural implements

Wheels

Fence Posts

Baskets

Fuel

Swamp Chestnut Quercus michauxxi
blackgum nyssa sylvatica marsh
DESCRIPTION

Leaves deciduous in autumn

2 to 5 inches long, ½ to 3 inches wide

Bark light brown, often tinged with red deeply furrowed

USES

Boxes boards

Furniture

Interior Trim

Cross ties

Pulp

BlackgumNyssa sylvatica marsh
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