Common Forest Trees of Kentucky: How to Know Them. A Description of the Common Forest Trees of the State, with Notes Regarding Their Occurrence, the Character and Value of Their Wood, and Their Desirability for Shade and Forest Planting
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50 feet acorn attains a height bark beech birch BLACK GUM black locust black walnut branches brown in color catkins chestnut chieﬂy close-grained clusters coarse-grained cone crossties dark brown dark gray dark green drooping durable in contact early spring fence posts ﬁnely ﬁrst ﬁssures ﬂakes ﬂowers appear fruit grayish grows hickory inch in diameter inches in length inches long inches wide Kentucky Leaf leaﬂets leaves are alternate leaves are simple light brown light gray lobes lumber maple mountains narrow oblong OHIO BUCKEYE one-half natural one-third natural ornamental planting oval pine red oak reddish brown rough rounded scales seeds shade tree slender smooth soft soil sometimes SOURWOOD SOUTHERN RED OAK stem strong sugar maple swamps sweet SWEET BIRCH thick throughout toothed tough trunk Twig two-thirds natural UMBRELLA TREE upper surface usually VIRGINIA PINE white oak WILLOW OAK winged WINGED ELM winter buds wood is heavy wood is light yellow