Eastern Red Cedar Trees in the Chicago Area

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in News |

We are back this week with our series on the native trees of the Chicago area with our first close look at an evergreen tree, the eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana).  The eastern red cedar, also known as the red cedar, Virginian juniper, eastern juniper, red juniper, and pencil cedar, is a coniferous tree found throughout the eastern half of the United States.  These trees can grow to be more than 40 feet tall and they may also appear as...

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American Beech Trees of Illinois

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in News |

We are back this week to continue our series about Chicago’s native trees with a profile on a tree that has been in this area for thousands of years, the American beech tree (Fagus grandifolia).  This tall American hardwood tree is found mostly in the eastern half of the U.S. and southern Canada.  It is believed that the American beech was once spread throughout the modern-day continental U.S., from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, before the...

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Native Black Cherry Tree

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in News |

Our ongoing series covering the native trees of the Chicago area returns this week with a closer look at the beautiful and showy black cherry tree.  The black cherry tree (Prunus serotina), also known as the mountain black cherry, rum cherry, and wild black cherry, is a large deciduous tree that is found throughout the eastern half of the United States as well as areas in the American Southwest and Mexico.  Black cherries are commonly used as...

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