Native Trees of Kokomo

Tree                                    Habitat

Boxelder, Acer negundo rich, moist woods along streamsBird

Black Maple, Acer nigrum along streams and rivers on moist, but rarely flooded sites

Red maple, Acer rubrum wet to moist woods of bottomlands, flat woods and swamps

Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum moist upland sites with deep, fertile soils

Ohio buckeye, Aesculus glabra rich, moist woods, well-drained floodplains

Downy serviceberry, Amelanchier arborea upland sites, fertile soils, forest edges, base of slopes

Pawpaw, Asimina triloba rich, moist soils along streams

Hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana moist woods and stream bottoms, understory tree, likes shade

Bitternut hickory, Carya cordiformis rich bottomlands to moist uplands

Pignut Hickory, Carya glabra dry woods, hillsides, along ridges

Shellbark hickory, Carya laciniosa deep, fertile soils of floodplains and infrequently flooded areas

Shagbark Hickory, Carya ovata drier uplands and slopes, mixed with oaks

Mockernut Hickory, Carya tomentosa hills and ridges on fertile, well-drained soils

Hackberry, Celtis occidentalis low, wet woods, floodplains, along streams

Redbud, Cercis canadensis rich, moist woods

Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida upland woods

Downy hawthorn, Crataegus mollis moist woods

Dotted hawthorn, Crataegus punctata woods borders, pasture fields

Persimmon, Diospyros virginiana clearings, fencerows, old fields

American Beech, Fagus grandifolia rich, moist upland woods, flat woods

Kentucky coffeetree, Gymnocladus dioica rich, moist woods, often on bottomlands

Black Walnut, Juglans nigra well-drained, fertile soil of moist uplands, not tolerant of frequent flooding

Eastern red cedar, Juniperus virginianaold fields, open areas, open woods

Tulip Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera upland woods with rich moist soils

Black gum, Nyssa sylvaticamoist, well-drained soils, can grow in upland sites

Hophornbeam, Ostrya virginiana upland woods, hillsides and rocky slopes, understory tree, likes shade

Sycamore, Platanus occidentalis rich bottomlands of creeks and rivers

Cottonwood, Populus deltoides bottomland woods along streams, not a good yard tree

American Wild Plum, Prunus americana wood margins, stream banks, old fields

Wild Black Cherry, Prunus serotina moist, fertile upland woods

American Crabapple, Pyrus coronaria along stream banks, open woods, clearingsBigTree website

White Oak, Quercus alba wide range of conditions, moist to dry

Swamp White Oak, Quercus bicolor bottomland woods, upland wet forests

Shingle oak, Quercus imbricaria sandy ridges

Bur Oak, Quercus macrocarpa fertile bottomlands, wet site woods

Chinkapin oak, Quercus muehlenbergiimoist, fertile, upland woods, dry hillsides

Pin Oak, Quercus palustris moist soils of floodplains, flat woods and swamps

Red Oak, Quercus rubra rich, upland woods, does not tolerate wet soils

Shumard Oak, Quercus shumardii well-drained sites along streams and on floodplains, drought tolerant

Black oak, Quercus velutinadry upland forests, upper slopes

Staghorn Sumac, Rhus typhina massing, naturalizing, fast cover for bank stabilization

Black Willow, Salix nigra wet sites along stream banks, low wet woods

Sassafras, Sassafras albidum upland woods, old fields, thicket-forming

Basswood, Tilia americana rich, moist woods

Slippery elm, Ulmus rubra bottomland forests, floodplains