1. Black Walnut Julgans nigra 
  2. Leaf= alternate arrangement, pinnately compound complexity, entire margins.
  3. The tree was observed in an urban deciduous forestry environment.
  4. These trees are often cultivated for lumber and their walnuts. http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/walnut

 

  1. Chestnut Oak Quercus prinus
  2. Leaf= alternate arrangement, simple complexity, wavy serrate margins.
  3. The tree was observed in an urban deciduous forestry environment.
  4. The Chestnut Oak can survive in areas of dry, barren soils where other trees cannot. http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/chestnutoak

 

  1. Sycamore Platanus occidentalis
  2. Leaf= alternate arrangement, simple complexity, slightly lobed serrate margins.
  3. The tree was observed in an urban deciduous forestry environment.
  4. The Sycamore is affected the most by the disease of wet springs, Anthracnose, which causes the terminal stem and leaves to die back thus in the late spring a second round of shoot is forced to emerge. thttp://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/sycamore

 

  1. Hawthorn Crataegus
  2. Leaf= alternate arrangement, simple complexity, serrate margins.
  3. The tree was observed in an urban deciduous forestry environment.
  4. Hawthorns have the tendency to form natural hybrids, so they are often lumped as a group due to the difficulty to identify them. http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/hawthorn

 

  1. American Basswood Tilia americana
  2. Leaf= alternate arrangement, simple complexity, serrate margins.
  3. The tree was observed in an urban deciduous forestry environment.
  4. This tree has weak wood that is optimal for packing food into crates as it is odorless and lightweight.  http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/basswood

 

  1. Red Maple Acer rubrum
  2. Leaf= alternate arrangement, simple complexity, lobed margins.
  3. The tree was observed in an urban deciduous forestry environment.
  4.  The Red Maple is found frequently in urban areas as it gains popularity as a big shade tree and its bright red color in the fall.  http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/redmaple

 

  

  1. Pin Oak Quercus palustris
  2. Leaf= alternate arrangement, simple complexity, lobed margins.
  3. The tree was observed in an urban deciduous forestry environment.
  4. The Pin Oak got its common name from the old practice of using its tough branchlets to “pin together” timbers of a barn. http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/pinoak

  1. Sugar Maple Acer saccharinum
  2. Leaf= opposite arrangement, simple complexity, lobed margins.
  3. The tree was observed in an urban deciduous forestry environment.
  4.  The Sugar Maple was used by Native Americans in the invention of maple sap collection and distillation into maple syrup.  http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/sugarmaple

 

I feel like I truly see trees differently now after this whole experience of walking around and taking the time to identify all these different trees that I pass by every day. I have a new awareness and appreciation for the pretty massive trees, now that I know their names and their leaf complexities.