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Trees and Shrubs

Ye who would pass by and raise your hand against me, harken ere you harm me. I am the heat of your hearth on the cold winter nights; the friendly shade screening you from the summer sun; and my fruits are refreshing draughts quenching your thirst as you journey on. I am the beam that holds your house, the board of your table, the bed on which you lie, and the timber that builds your boat. I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead, the wood of your cradle, and the shell of your coffin. I am the gift of God and friend of man. Volunteer, Minnesota Dept. of Conservation, Epitaph to a Tree

  1. Devil's Walkingstick

    Aralia spinosa

  2. Devil's Walkingstick

    Aralia spinosa

  3. Red Maple Samaras

    Acer rubrum

  4. Red Maple

    Acer rubrum

  5. Florida Maple

    Acer saccharum

  6. Florida Maple

    Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum
    The Florida Maple is a subspecies of the familiar Sugar Maple that is found throughout much of the eastern Untied States. This Florida version of the sugar maple was first recognized by the famous botanist Alvan Wentworth Chapman in 1860.

  7. Florida Maple

    Acer saccharum

  8. Red Buckeye Fruits

    Aesculus pavia

  9. Red Buckeye

    Aesculus pavia

  10. Florida Hobblebush

    Agarista populifolia

  11. Florida Hobblebush

    Agarista populifolia

  12. Hazel Alder Catkins and Cones

    Alnus serrulata

  13. Northern Serviceberry

    Amelanchier arborea

  14. Miami Leadplant

    Amorpha herbacea var. crenulata

  15. Spines on Devil's Walkingstick

    Aralia spinosa

  16. Bigflower Pawpaw

    Asimina obovata

  17. Smallflower Pawpaw

    Asimina parviflora

  18. Four-petaled Pawpaw

    Asimina tetramera

  19. Common Pawpaw

    Asimina triloba
    This is the species commercially grown for its fruits.

  20. Saltwater Falsewillow

    Baccharis angustifolia

  21. Saltwater Falsewillow

    Baccharis angustifolia