Category Archives: Trees

Trees that are native to Arkansas

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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Field Trip Exploring the Capitol Campus

On a crisp sunny fall morning seven hearty souls gathered on the Capitol steps to begin a most interesting tour, an Arkansas Native Plant Society  (ANPS) field trip, of the trees adorning the campus of the State Capitol grounds. Our … Continue reading

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Ouachita Huckleberries in the Rain

A group of die-hard native plant lovers met in Crystal Springs on a rainy May 16 in pursuit of black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata), the only true huckleberry in Arkansas.  Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) members in attendance were Susan Hooks, … Continue reading

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Dripping Springs Field Trip a Perfect Ten on the BOP Scale

May 11, 10 a.m., a Saturday morning that couldn’t have been prettier, we gathered for the Ouachita Mountain Boys’ walk to Dripping Springs just north of Hot Springs. The rendezvous place was across the road from Kai Schulz’s house, and … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert: Old Red Buckeye Across From Clinton School

What a welcome sight the red buckeye (Aesculus pavia) is in a spring season of so many colorless, wind-pollinated trees and shrubs. The common, cheerful plants grow nearly statewide, leafing out well before the spring starting gun is fired and … 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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Ozark Chinquapin a Notable Find at South Fork Nature Center

Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) Charter Member and South Fork volunteer Don Culwell added a few details about the ANPS Field Trip on May 19, 2012, as well as some information about South Fork Nature Center and the Gates Rogers Foundation:

One of the most notable finds on the walk was the Ozark chinquapin (Castanea pumila). Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Kentucky Coffee-Tree Near Little Rock Capitol

By Eric Sundell About a dozen Kentucky coffee-trees encircle the Arkansas Supreme Court Building on the south side of the Capitol grounds off 7th Street in Little Rock. Gymnocladus dioicus is an Arkansas native, but not an easy one to … Continue reading

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