Category Archives: Trees

Trees that are native to Arkansas

Know Your Natives – Overcup Oak

Overcup Oak Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata) is a species of oak in the White Oak Group. It favors bottomland forests and is tolerant of wet, clay soils. This oak is identified by the cup, which often completely encloses the acorn. … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – American Hazelnut

American Hazelnut American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) is a medium to large spreading shrub that produces edible nuts in the fall. The nuts ripen in September and October and are a favorite of small game and birds. As fall progresses male … Continue reading

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Ash Tree Threat Invades Arkansas

Arkansas joins the growing list of states affected by the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis), or EAB for short, an invasive Asian beetle devastating North American ash trees. The beetle was first discovered on the continent in Michigan in 2002, … Continue reading

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