Envirothon Trees
Red Maple: general
found throughout PA in variety of habitats, typically reaching 50′ high, grows best in wet soils, sometimes over 100′; also known as Soft maple because wood is not as hard as Sugar maple; ornamental; young trees browsed by deer and rabbits, rodents eat seeds
Eastern White Pine
General
Eastern white pines are large, usually 50-90′ currently, but original “Penn’s Woods” saw these pines reaching 150′; valuable timber tree, found in moist or dry woodlands; ornamental; squirrels, birds, mice and chipmunks eat seeds and soft needles; deer browse twigs; porcupine eat inner bark in winter
Red Maple: Height
typically reaching 50′ high, sometimes over 100′
Red Maple: Soil
grows best in wet soils,
Red Maple: nickname
also known as Soft maple because wood is not as hard as Sugar maple
Red maple: food for…?
young trees browsed by deer and rabbits, rodents eat seeds
Eastern White Pine:height
Eastern white pines are large, usually 50-90’currently, but original “Penn’s Woods” saw these pines reaching 150′
Eastern White Pine: used for?
valuable timber tree
Eastern White Pine:where found?
found in moist or dry woodlands;
Eastern White Pine:food for…?
squirrels, birds, mice and chipmunks eat seeds and soft needles; deer browse twigs; porcupine eat inner bark in winter
Sugar Maple:also called?
Rock Maple for its hard wood
Sugar Maple: found…?
on the moist wooded slopes throughout PA
Sugar Maple: height?
60′ – 80′ high
Sugar Maple: used for?
important timber crop; furniture; musical instruments; flooring; sap for maple syrup
Sugar Maple: food for…?
birds, rodents eat seeds; deer, porcupine, mammals browse twigs, buds and bark
Eastern Hemlock: uses?
construction; tannic acid for tanning leather
Eastern Hemlock:found?
in cool, moist forests
State tree?
Eastern Hemlock
Eastern Hemlock: food for?
ruffled grouse,wild turkey, songbirds (seeds); deer when it snows and other food is scarce
Black Locust: height?
45′ high
Black Locust: where found?
open woods, floodplains, thickets, fencerows
Black Locust: uses?
posts, poles, railroad ties, mine timbers
Black Locust: damage?
insects, wood rots
Black Locust: food for?
bees make honey from nectar of locust flowers; squirrels eat seeds
Tulip trees: other names
Yellow poplar, tulip poplar, white poplar, whitewood
Tulip trees:size?
largest of the eastern hardwoods
Tulip trees:uses?
grows quickly; used for shade and timber
Tulip trees: food for?
deer feed on young growth; songbirds, gamebirds, rabbits, squirrels, mice feed on seeds
Sweet Birch: also known as?
black birch, cherry birch
Sweet Birch:height?
50 to 60 feet
Sweet Birch:found?
rich fertile lowlands to rocky ridges throughout the state
Sweet Birch: uses?
furniture, boxes, fuel, sap for birch beer, oil subbed for wintergreen
Sweet Birch: food for?
ruffled grouse feed on buds and seeds; deer and rabbits browse twigs
White Oak: height and soil
a dominant tree on dry to moist soil reaching 80′ to 100′
White Oak:used for?
hardwood floors, whiskey barrels, boats
White Oak:acorns
important for people and animals; Native Americans made flour from acorns; wildlife food
White Oak:famous boat?
The famous Revolutionary War frigate, USS Constitution, was made of white oak
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