1/3 of the official state trees belong to the family Pinaceae.
Links on the state names in the list below lead to an official state symbols page. Links of the Latin tree names lead to the USDA Plants database.
- Alabama - Longleaf Pine - Pinus palustris
- Alaska - Sitka Spruce - Picea sitchensis
- Arkansas - "Southern" Pine - Genus Pinus
- Colorado - Blue Spruce -Picea pungens
- Nevada - Bristlecone Pine and Piñon/Nut Pine - Pinus aristata and Pinus edulis
- New Mexico - Single leaf Piñon - Pinus monophylla
- North Carolina - Native Pines -Genus Pinus
- Idaho - Western White Pine - Pinus monticola
- Maine - Eastern White Pine - Pinus strobus
- Michigan - Eastern White Pine - Pinus strobus
- Montana - Ponderosa Pine - Pinus ponderosa
- Minnesota - Red Pine - Pinus resinosa
- Oregon - Douglasfir - Pseudotsuga menziesii
- Pennsylvania - Eastern Hemlock - Tsuga canadensis
- South Dakota - White Spruce - Picea glauca
- Utah - Blue Spruce -Picea pungens
- Washington - Western Hemlock - Tsuga heterophylla
I was disappointed with the images -- if any -- that most of these states showed for their state tree. Students would never be able to learn the identifying characteristics of their state trees by looking at most of those photos.
Read more about the pine family (Pinaceae) at Conifers.org.