Kentucky’s trees are beautiful, beneficial, valuable and very numerous. Kentucky has more than 12 million acres of forest and this forest is incredibly diverse with more than 120 different tree species. Kentucky owes a great deal of its tree diversity to our geographical location and our wide variety of habitats from the mountains of eastern Kentucky to the bottomlands of western Kentucky. To learn more about Kentucky’s trees check out these videos.

For tips of Identifying Kentucky’s Conifers click here.

FOR 1 - ID Kentucky Trees


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American Basswood

Tree of the Week: American Basswood

American Plum

Tree of the Week: American Plum

Bitternut Hickory

Tree of the Week: Bitternut Hickory

Black Locust

Tree of the Week: Black Locust

Burr Oak

Tree of the Week: Bur Oak

Chinkapin Oak

Tree of the Week: Chinkapin Oak

Eastern Hophornbeam

Tree of the Week: Eastern Hophornbeam

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Tree of the Week: Kentucky Coffeetree

Pecan

Tree of the Week: Pecan

Post Oak

Tree of the Week: Post Oak

American Beech

Tree of the Week: American Beech

American Sycamore

Tree of the Week: American Sycamore

Black Cherry

Tree of the Week: Black Cherry

Black Walnut

Tree of the Week: Black Walnut

Buckeye

Tree of the Week: Buckeye

Cucumbertree

Tree of the Week: Cucumbertree

Eastern White Pine

Tree of the Week: Eastern White Pine

Northern Catalpa

Tree of the Week - Northern Catalpa

Persimmon

Tree of the Week: Persimmon

Redbud

Tree of the Week: Redbud

American Holly

Tree of the Week: American Holly

Baldcypress

Tree of the Week: Baldcypress

Blackgum

Tree of the Week: Blackgum

Black Willow

Tree of the Week: Black Willow

Carolina Silverbell

Tree of the Week: Carolina Silverbell

Dogwood - Flowering

Tree of the Week: Flowering Dogwood

Hackberry

Tree of the Week: Hackberry

Northern Red Oak

Tree of the Week: Northern Red Oak

Pignut Hickory

Tree of the Week: Pignut Hickory

Red Maple

Tree of the Week: Red Maple

American Hornbeam

Tree of the Week: American Hornbeam

Bigleaf Magnolia

Tree of the Week: Bigleaf Magnolia

Black Oak

Tree of the Week: Black Oak

Blue Ash

Tree of the Week: Blue Ash

Chestnut Oak

Tree of the Week: Chestnut Oak

Eastern Hemlock

Tree of the Week: Eastern Hemlock

Honeylocust

Tree of the Week: Honeylocust

PawPaw

Tree of the Week: Pawpaw

Pitch Pine

Tree of the Week: Pitch Pine

Red Mulberry

Tree of the Week: Red Mulberry

River Birch

Tree of the Week: River Birch

Shagbark Hickory

Tree of the Week: Shagbark Hickory

Southern Red Oak

Tree of the Week: Southern Red Oak

Sweetgum

Tree of the Week: Sweetgum

Yellowwood

Tree of the Week: Yellowwood

Sassafras

Tree of the Week: Sassafras

Shingle Oak

Tree of the Week: Shingle Oak

Shortleaf Pine

Tree of the Week: Shortleaf Pine

Sugar Maple

Tree of the Week: Sugar Maple

Yellow Poplar

Tree of the Week: Yellow Poplar

Scarlet Oak

Tree of the Week: Scarlet Oak

Silver Maple

Tree of the Week: Silver Maple

Staghorn Sumac

Tree of the Week: Staghorn Sumac

Sweet Birch

Tree of the Week: Sweet Birch

Virginia Pine

Tree of the Week: Virginia Pine

Serviceberry

Tree of the Week: Serviceberry

Slippery Elm

Tree of the Week: Slippery Elm

Sourwood

Tree of the Week: Sourwood

Umbrella Magnolia

Tree of the Week: Umbrella Magnolia

White Oak

Tree of the Week: White Oak