Red Oak  (Quercus rubra)

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Complexity: Simple

Other Characteristics: Smooth, Not toothed, pointed lobed

Location: Canal Winchester

Habitat: Forest

Interesting Fact: Production of acorns don’t start until Oak trees reach the age of 20. This fact was found on simplyoakusa.com

 

 

 

 

Boxelder (Acer negundo)

Leaf Arrangement: Opposite

Complexity: Pinnately Compound

Other Characteristics: Smooth, not lobed towards bottom but becomes lobed,  leaves will have one leaflet at the end.

Location: Canal Winchester

Habitat: Forest

Interesting Fact: Because of its fruits living throughout winter, many animals depend on Boxelders during the winter to survive. This fact was found on Urbanecologycenter.org

 

 

White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Leaf Arrangement: Opposite

Complexity: Pinnately Compound

Other Characteristics: Leaves are pointed towards the end, Smooth edges, typically 6 to 8 leaves per twig

Location: Canal Winchester

Habitat: Forest

Interesting Fact: Ashes are the tallest deciduous trees once the trees hit a mature age. This fact was found on

tree2mydoor.com

 

 

Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Complexity: Pinnately Compound

Other Characteristics: Meany leaves per twig, smooth edges, rounded tips of leaflets.

Location: Canal Winchester

Habitat: Forest

Interesting Fact: Tennessee Cherokee tribe used Honey Locust wood to make their bows. This fact was found on Bates.edu

 

 

Pecan Hickory (Carya illinoinensis)

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Complexity: Pinnately Compound

Other Characteristics: Rough edges, one leaf at end of twig, not lobed

Location: Canal Winchester

Habitat: Forest

Interesting Fact: Because of their rot resistance and density, Many Hickories are used for bats, golf clubs, and drumsticks. This fact was found on leafyplace.com

 

Honey Suckle (Lonicera)

Leaf Arrangement: Opposite

Complexity: Simple

Other Characteristics: Leaflets are wide and come to a point, not toothed, semi rough to the touch.

Location: Canal Winchester

Habitat: Forest

Interesting Fact: Their berries are toxic but the leaves have been used widely for medical purposes. This fact was found on woodlandtrust.org

 

Common Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Complexity: Simple

Other Characteristics: triangle shape, toothed, very sticky.

Location: Canal Winchester

Habitat: Forest

Interesting Fact: Common Cottonwoods are usually used around camping and picnic sites due to their fast growth which provides shade shade quicker. This fact was found on a USDA PDF

 

Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Complexity: Simple

Other Characteristics: toothed, rough to the touch, one side of leaflet is a little longer

Location: Columbus

Habitat: Forest

Interesting Fact: Bark from Hackberry trees have been used by Natives to sooth sore throats and venereal diseases. This fact was found on Gardenerdy.com