wpe5.jpg (2127 bytes)U.P. TREE  IDENTIFICATION  KEY
from Michigan State University Extension

TREE AND SHRUB SPECIES INCLUDED ON THIS WEB SITE
*Italicized & non-bolded species are not in the keys but are shown on the species description pages..

CONIFERS OR SOFTWOODS

Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziezii)
Cedar, N.White (Thuja occidentalis)
Fir, Balsam (Abies balsamea)
Fir, Fraser (Abies fraseri)
Fir, White (Abies concolor)

Hemlock, Eastern
(Tsuga canadensis)
Juniper (Juniperus spp.)

Larch, European (Larix decidua)
Pine, White (Pinus strobus)
Pine, Red or Norway
(Pinus resinosa)
Pine, Jack
(Pinus banksiana)
Pine, Scots (Pinus sylvestris)
Pine, Black (Pinus nigra)
Red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Spruce, Black
(Picea mariana)
Spruce, White
(Picea glauca)
Spruce, Norway (Picea abies)
Spruce, Colorado Blue (Picea pungens)
Tamarack
(Larix laricina)
Yew, Canada
(Taxus canadensis)

DECIDUOUS OR HARDWOODS

Alder, Tag (Alnus rugosa)
Apple (Malus spp.)
Ash, Black
(Fraxinus nigra)
Ash, Green
(Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
Ash, Mountain
(Sorbus americana)
Ash, White (Fraxinus americana)
Aspen, Quaking
(Populus tremuloides)
Aspen, Bigtooth
(Populus grandidentata)
Balm-of-Gilead
(Populus balsamifera)
also known as balm, bam, & balsam poplar
Basswood
(Tilia americana)
Beech, American
(Fagus grandifolia)
Birch, Paper
(Betula papyrifera)
Birch, Yellow
(Betula alleghaniensis)
Boxelder
(Acer negundo)
Buckthorn
(Rhamnus spp.)
Butternut
(Juglans cinerea)
Cherry, Black (Prunus serotina)
Cherry, Choke (
Prunus virginiana)
Cherry, Pin or Fire
(Prunus pensylvanica)

Cottonwood, Eastern (Populus deltoides)
Dogwood
(Cornus spp.)

Elderberry
(Sambucus spp.)

Elm, American
(Ulmus americana)
Elm, Rock
(Ulmus thomasii)
Elm, Slippery
(Ulmus rubra)
Hackberry
(Celtis occidentalis)
Hawthorne
(Crataegus spp.)
Hazel (Corylus americana, C. cornuta)

Hickory, Bitternut (Carya cordiformis)
Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Ironwood
(Ostrya virginiana)
also known as American hornbeam
Juneberry/Serviceberry
(Amelanchier spp.)
Locust, Black
(Robinia pseudoacacia)
Maple, Black (Acer nigra)

Maple, Mountain
(Acer spicatum)
Maple, Norway (Acer platanoides)
Maple, Red
(Acer rubrum)
Maple, Silver
(Acer saccharinum)
Maple, Striped/Moosewood
(Acer pensylvanicum)
Maple, Sugar
(Acer saccharum)
Musclewood
(Carpinus caroliniana)
also known as hop-hornbeam &  blue beech
Oak, Bur
(Quercus macrocarpa)
Oak, Northern Pin
(Quercus ellipsoidales)
Oak, Northern Red
(Quercus rubra)
Oak, White (Quercus alba)
also known as Hill’s oak, scrub oak, & jack oak
Pear (Pyrus spp.)
Plum (Prunus spp.)
Sumac, Staghorn (Rhus typhina)
Virburnums (Viburnum spp.)
e.g. nannyberry, highbush cranberry

Walnut, Black
(Juglans nigra)

Willow, Black
(Salix nigra)
Willow, Peachleaf (Salix amygdaloides)
Willow Shrubs
(Salix spp.)
Willow, Weeping (Salix babylonica)
Willow, Pussy (Salix discolor)
Willow, Bebb's (Salix bebbiana)
Witch Hazel  (Hamamelis virginiana)

For species lists by county and relative abundance click on one of county names below.

Alger Gogebic Mackinac
Baraga Houghton Marquette
Chippewa Iron Menominee
Delta Keweenaw Ontonagon
Dickinson Luce Schoolcraft

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