Oklahoma is home to a wide range of trees as a result of the diversity of our landscape. The following fact sheets were produced by the USDA Forest Service and the Southern Group of State Foresters. Additional information is also available in the USDA Forest Service Handbook 654 (Silvics of Forest Trees of the United States)
Note: Those trees highlighted in green are recommended for planting in urban areas
- baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)
- black walnut (Juglans nigra)
- Chinese pistache (Pistacia chinensis)
- dogwood, flowering (Cornus florida)
- dogwood, roughleaf (Cornus drummondii)
- eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
- elm, American (Ulmus americana)
- elm, lacebark (Ulmus parvifolia)
- hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
- Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
- oak, bur (Quercus macrocarpa)
- oak, sawtooth (Quercus acutissima)
- oak, Shumard (Quercus shumardii)
- pine, loblolly (Pinus taeda)
- pine, pinyon (Pinus cembroides)
- redbud (Cercis canadensis)
- soapberry, western (Sapindus drummondii)
Oklahoma Forestry Services provides copies of the book
Forest Trees of Oklahoma by Dr. Elbert L. Little for $4.00.
Order a book online today or contact us at 405-522-6158.
For additional information on trees for planting in urban areas
go to the Oklahoma Proven website.