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.

Below are broadleaf trees.  Click here to view conifers.

FOR 1 - ID Kentucky Trees


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American Beech

Tree of the Week: American Beech

Blackgum

Tree of the Week: Blackgum

Burr Oak

Tree of the Week: Bur Oak

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Tree of the Week: Kentucky Coffeetree

Pignut Hickory

Tree of the Week: Pignut Hickory

American Basswood

Tree of the Week: American Basswood

Black Locust

Tree of the Week: Black Locust

Chestnut Oak

Tree of the Week: Chestnut Oak

Northern Red Oak

Tree of the Week: Northern Red Oak

Shortleaf Pine

Tree of the Week: Shortleaf Pine

American Sycamore

Tree of the Week: American Sycamore

Black Walnut

Tree of the Week: Black Walnut

Chinkapin Oak

Tree of the Week: Chinkapin Oak

PawPaw

Tree of the Week: Pawpaw

Post Oak

Tree of the Week: Post Oak

Black Cherry

Tree of the Week: Black Cherry

Buckeye

Tree of the Week: Buckeye

Dogwood - Flowering

Tree of the Week: Flowering Dogwood

Persimmon

Tree of the Week: Persimmon

Rebud

Tree of the Week: Redbud

Red Maple

Tree of the Week: Red Maple

Southern Red Oak

Tree of the Week: Southern Red Oak

Yellowwood

Tree of the Week: Yellowwood

Sassafras

Tree of the Week: Sassafras

Staghorn Sumac

Tree of the Week: Staghorn Sumac

White Oak

Tree of the Week: White Oak

Serviceberry

Tree of the Week: Serviceberry

Sugar Maple

Tree of the Week: Sugar Maple

Shagbark Hickory

Tree of the Week: Shagbark Hickory

Yellow Poplar

Tree of the Week: Yellow Poplar