A.Hackberry:The bark of young Hackberry trees is grayish brown and smooth. As the trees age, the bark gets knoblike or warty projections. Disease often causes thick clusters of twigs to form on the branches of trees. These are called "witch's brooms." Various birds and mammals feed on the berries after they ripen in autumn. Trees grow from 25-40 feet tall.
B.White Oak:This is one of the largest trees of forests in the eastern United States.The strong wood is some of the best for furniture and hardwood flooring. Indians made flour from its acorns. Both Indians and early settlers boiled the acorns to make them taste better. Many kinds of wildlife feed on the acorns as well. These trees can grow well over 100 feet tall.
C.Chinese Elm:Tall tree that grows from 60 to 80 feet tall. Rough bark and small pointy leaves. These are the most resistant of all Elm trees to Dutch Elm disease.
D.Weeping Willow:These ornamental trees are famous for their dripping sap. This is why they are named "weeping" willows. They can grow to 70 feet tall. They are ver soft rees, and can break very easily in wind storms.
E.Black Walnut:Its dark brown wood makes this tree one of the most valuable hardwoods. The wood used to be widely used in building construction. Today, it is prized for cabinet work and fine furniture. Humans and squirrels both eat the tasty nuts. Because of a toxic substance coming from the roots of the Black Walnut, many garden plants such as tomatoes and blackberries cannot grow under these trees. They grow from 70 to 100 feet tall.
F.Hedge (Osage Orange):Osage Orange bark is dark orange-brown. This tree often has been used in growing hedges and fencerows. This is why it is also commonly called a Hedge tree. The sharp spines on its twigs make them good for "natural" fences. The strong, durable wood has been used for fence posts, small sturdy objects, and furniture. Squirrels eat seeds from the fruit in winter. The large green fruits are used for various things, such as keeping away insects and mice. These trees grow from 10 to 50 feet tall.
G.White Ash:This is the largest of the Ash trees in North America, sometimes reaching 100 feet in height. They can grow to 6 feet in diameter. The bark of the White Ash has diamond-shaped ridges. The size and value of White Ash trees make this one of the primary commercial hardwoods in the United States. Their leaves are all uniform size.
H.Pin Oak:These trees gro 40 to 70 feet tall. Their small, round acorns are the smallest on midwestern oak trees.The have a very unique look from a distance.
I.Persimmon:These are native to the eastern U.S., growing wild from Connecticut and Iowa south to Florida and Texas. They grow to as much as 50 feet tall. The edible fruit is a large berry about the size of an apricot, with a tomatolike skin. It is terribly sour until it ripens, then it becomes sweet.
J.American Elm:This is the largest and most widespread elm in the United States. They are also called White Elm trees. Many trees have been destroyed by the Dutch Elm disease.They grow from 75 to 100+ feet tall.
K.Red Mulberry:A small tree that grows from 15 to 25 feet tall. Produces sweet berries that are eaten by birds and squirrels. Bark is rough and orange-brown.
L.Northern Catalpa: People plant the Northern Catalpa as an ornamental tree for its, spring flowers. The wood from Catalpa trees is used for fence posts, railroad ties, and furniture.The Catalpa Sphinx Moth sometimes strips this tree of its leaves. The leaves are large and heart shaped.The trees can grow 40-75 feet tall.