The United States Official State Tree List—Do You Know Yours?

Every state has an official state tree—and Nevada has two! Do you know which tree your state picked?

trees in park-like setting

The mighty oak tree is known for its size and longevity and has been known to stand for strength, wisdom, and resistance. With all those positive associations, it's no wonder it was selected as the official national tree of the United States. Each of the fifty states has its own state tree, often chosen for local hardiness, beauty, or historical significance. Check this state tree list to find out what your state tree is.


Connecticut: The Charter Oak, white oak (Quercus albus)

Delaware: American holly (Ilex opaca)

Maine: White pine (Pinus strobus, linnaeus)

Maryland: White oak (Quercus alba)

Massachusetts: American elm (Ulmus americana)

New Hampshire: Paper birch (Betula papyrifera)

New Jersey: Red oak (Quercus borealis maxima)

New York: Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)

Pennsylvania: Eastern hemlock (Tsunga canadensis)

Rhode Island: Red maple (Acer rubrum)

Vermont: Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)

Washington, D.C.: Scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea)


Alabama: Southern longleaf pine (Pinus palustris)

Arkansas: Pine tree (Pinus)

Georgia: Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana)

Florida: Sabal palm (Sabal palmetto)

Kentucky: Tulip poplar (Lirodendroan tulipifera)

Louisiana: Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Mississippi: Magnolia (Magnolia)

North Carolina: Pine tree (Pinus)

Tennessee: Tulip poplar (Lirodendroan tulipifera)

South Carolina: Sabal palm (Sabal palmetto)

Virginia: American dogwood (Cornus florida)

West Virginia: Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)


Illinois: White oak (Quercus alba)

Indiana: Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Iowa: Oak tree (Quercus)

Kansas: Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Michigan: White pine (Pinus strobus)

Missouri: Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida)

Minnesota: Red pine (Pinus resinosa)

Nebraska: Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

North Dakota: American elm (Ulmus americana)

Ohio: Buckeye (Aesculus globra)

South Dakota: Black hills spruce (Picea glauca densata)

Wisconsin: Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)

Mountain West

Colorado: Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens)

Idaho: White pine (Pinus monticolae)

Montana: Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Nevada: Single-leaf piñon (Pinus monophylla); Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva)

Utah: Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Wyoming: Plains cottonwood (Populus sargentii)

Pacific Northwest

tall and straight tree

California: California redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) (Sequoia gigantea)

Oregon: Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Washington: Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)


Arizona: Palo verde (Parkinsonia microphylla)

Oklahoma: Redbud tree (Cercis canadensis)

New Mexico: Nut pine (Pinus edulis)

Texas: Pecan tree (Carya illinoensis)


branches and fruit of the walnut tree

Alaska: Sitka spruce (Picea sitchenensis)

Hawaii: Kukui tree (Aleurites moluccana)

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