Category Archives: Trees

Trees that are native to Arkansas

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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Meet the Tree: Toothache Tree

Toothache tree, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis, is surely one of Arkansas’ most intriguing native plants. If you haven’t been introduced, chew on a twig or a piece of bark for a few minutes and feel your mouth and tongue start to tickle … Continue reading

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