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Communities of Trees

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Branch Out Missouri helps keep our cities green.

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Illustration of corkwood leaves and fruits.

Corkwood

Leitneria floridana
Corkwood is a rare and unusual small tree that doesn’t have a problem with having its feet wet for long periods of time, but it grows rarer as its swampy habitat is converted to cropland.

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Illustration of corkwood leaves and fruits.

Corkwood

Corkwood, Leitneria floridana.

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Cottonwood

Populus deltoides
Named for the cottony fluffs of hairs attached to its tiny seeds, cottonwood thrives in moist lowlands near streams and rivers. It is Missouri’s fastest-growing native tree but pays for that distinction by being relatively short-lived.

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Illustration of cottonwood leaves and fruits.

Cottonwood

Cottonwood, Populus deltoides.

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Illustration of cucumber magnolia leaves, flower, fruits.

Cucumber Magnolia

Magnolia acuminata
The cucumber magnolia is an impressive, large, broad-spreading shade tree native to southern Missouri. It is often cultivated in the eastern United States because, compared to more southern magnolias, it is relatively cold-hardy.

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Illustration of cucumber magnolia leaves, flower, fruits.

Cucumber Magnolia

Cucumber magnolia, Magnolia acuminata.

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Photo shows declining black walnut tree

Declining Black Walnut Tree

Black walnut trees in Missouri can display die-back for many other reasons besides TCD.

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Photo of a vial of walnut twig beetles.

Don't Accidentally Spread TCD

Photo of a vial of walnut twig beetles.

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