Tree Identification Quiz

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Test your ability to identify these common trees in the United States.

  
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1.  Known for its peculiar leaf shape and interesting form, this tree's foliage turns a vibrant yellow in the autumn. The female tree is infamous for its smelly fruit.  This hardy tree thrives all over the United States! It is perfect for urban areas… it won’t be bothered by smog and other pollution.
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2.  A slow growing evergreen with prickly leaves and red berries, this tree is a symbol of Christmas for some people. Can reach heights of 40-50 feet.  Originally found in the deep forest as a mid-story tree.
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3.  A common source of wood for baseball bats, this tree is threatened locally by a tiny emerald-colored insect called a borer.  This species can be identified by looking for opposite branching.
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4.  Reaching heights of 60-100 ft tall, this tree, the National Tree of the USA, reaches heights of 60-100 ft and can live for hundreds of years.  It's fruit is a familiar find in Cincinnati in autumn, feeding many forms of wildlife.  The leaf is distinctively shaped.  There are over 60 species of this tree that grow in the United States.
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5.  These trees are often found growing around lakes or stream beds, as they like to keep their roots saturated and stay hydrated.  Salicylic acid can be extracted from the bark and used to make aspirin.  Equally wide and tall, this tree is easily recognizable by its bowing branches and narrow leaves. WebRep   currentVote     noRating noWeight                      
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6.  This tree is easily identified by its bark, smooth and white in places, peeling off in large chunks, grayish green in others. The largest hardwood tree in America.  Likes to live in moist soil.  Becomes hollow in parts as it ages making places for creatures such as Barred Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers and Raccoons to live.
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7.  A national symbol of Canada, this tree is quite popular in the US as well.  Leaves can be brilliant reds, oranges, or yellows in the autumn, depending on the species.  Fruits of this tree are called samaras by scientists  and nicknamed helicopters by children. WebRep   currentVote     noRating noWeight                      
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8.  Trees that lose their leaves are called ________________________________ trees.
9.  Popular in American landscaping, this tree is known for its beautiful pink or white spring flowers and compact form. It has simple, untoothed leaves and its fall fruits are called drupes, often brightly colored. WebRep   currentVote     noRating noWeight                      
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10.  The smooth, gray bark of this tree makes it ideal for initial carving.  Young trees don't drop their leaves until late in the winter. Can reach 80 ft tall and 70 ft wide.  Is found in mature forests with Hickorys, Oaks, Sugar Maples and Canadian Hemlocks.
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11.  I would describe myself as nature oriented.
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12.  Of the following topics, I am most interested in: Plants, Insects, Solar Energy, Animals, Conservation, Recycling, Weather, Other (please describe).  
13.          Being in nature makes me feel peaceful.
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14.  What is an issue facing the environment that you personally are concerned about?
15.  What are two actions that you personally could take to address your environmental concern listed above?
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17.  The area in which I live can best be described as:
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