University of Tennessee
Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center
Trees List

Common Name

Scientific Name

Where Seen

Alder, Black

Alnus glutinosa

Marsh Area

Amur Corktree

Phellodendron amurense

Shade Tree Road Area

Arborvitae, Pyramidal

Thuja occidentalisPyramidalis

Conifer Collection

Bald Cypress

Taxodium disticum

Marsh Area, Visitors Center Area

Basswood, American

Tilia americana

Old Kerr Hollow Road

Beech, American

Fagus grandifolia

Found along many trails

Birch, River

Betula nigra

Visitors Center Area

Birch, Sweet

Betula lenta

Backwoods Trail, North Forest Loop Road

Birch, Virginia Roundleaf

Betula uber

Visitors Center Area

Black Gum

Nyssa sylvatica

Found along many trails

Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

Program Shelter, Valley Drive

Boxelder

Acer negundo

Valley Drive, Old Kerr Hollow Road

Buckeye, Yellow

Aesculus octandra

Marsh Area, Old Kerr Hollow Road

Catalpa, Northern

Catalpa speciosa

Arboretum Drive

Cedar, Eastern Red

Juniperus virginiana

Old Kerr Hollow Road, Cemetery Ridge Trail

Cedar, Japanese

Cryptomeria japonica

Conifer Collection

Cedar, Northern White

Thuja occidentalisElegantissima

Conifer Collection

Cherry, Black

Prunus serotina

Shade Tree Road Area, along many trails

Chestnut, American

Castanea dentata

No longer present

Chestnut, Chinese

Castenea mollissima

Visitors Center Area

Chinese Parasol Tree

Firmiana simplex

Shade Tree Road Area

Cilician Fir

Abies cilicia

Dwarf & Unusual Conifer Collection

Cypress, Hinoki

Chamaecyparis obtusa

Dwarf & Unusual Conifer Collection

Cypress, Leyland

Cupressocyperus leylandii

Valley Road

Cypress, Sawara

Chamaecyparis pisifera

Conifer Collection

Cucumber Tree

Magnolia acuminata

Visitors Center Area

Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Marsh Area/Central China Collection

Devils Walking Stick

Aralia spinosa

Marsh Road

Devilwood

Osmanthus americanus

Program Shelter area

Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry

Cornus mas

Arboretum Drive

Dogwood, Flowering

Cornus florida

Found along many trails

Dogwood, Kousa

Cornus kousa

Arboretum Drive, Program Shelter Area

Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Arboretum Drive, Program Shelter Area

Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana

Old Kerr Hollow Road, Cemetery Ridge Trail

Elm, Japanese

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica

Central China Collection in the Marsh Area

Elm, Rock

Ulmus thomasii

Cemetery Ridge Trail

Elm, Slippery

Ulmus rubra

Old Kerr Hollow Road

Elm, Winged

Ulmus alata

Cemetery Ridge Trail

Fringe Tree

Chionanthus virginicus

Shade Tree Road Area

Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba

Visitors Center, Marsh Road

Hackberry

Celtis occidentalis

Cemetery Ridge and Heath Cove trails

Hemlock, Carolina

Tsuga caroliniana

Heath Cove Trail, Valley Drive

Hemlock, Eastern

Tsuga canadensis

Heath Cove Trail, Valley Drive

Hickory, Mockernut

Carya tomentosa

Oak-Hickory Trail

Hickory, Pignut

Carya glabra

Oak-Hickory Trail

Hickory, Shagbark

Carya ovata

Backwoods Trail

Honey Locust

Gleditsia triacanthos

Marsh Road, Old Kerr Hollow Road

Hornbeam, American

Carpinus caroliniana

Old Kerr Hollow Road

Hornbeam, European

Carpinus betulus

Heath Cove Trail

Japanese Larch

Larix kaempferi

Marsh Area

Japanese Nutmeg

Torreya nucifera

Dwarf & Unusual Conifer Collection

Japanese Umbrella Pine

Sciadoitys verticella

Dwarf & Unusual Conifer Collection

Jujube

Ziziphus jujuba

Near the Juniper Collection

Katsura

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Upper Valley Road area

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Gymnocladus dioicus

(Only root sprouts exist)

Little-Leaf Linden

Tilia cordata

Shade Tree Road Area

Magnolia, Southern

Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia Garden

Magnolia, Umbrella

Magnolia tripetala

Tulip Poplar Trail, Old Kerr Hollow Road

Maple, Bigleaf

Acer macrophyllum

Shade Tree Collection

Maple, Japanese

Acer plamatum 'Atropurpureum'

Shade Tree Collection

Maple, Paperbark

Acer griseum

Visitors Center

Maple, Purpleblow

Acer truncatum

Shade Tree Road Area

Maple, Red

Acer rubrum

Found along many trails

Maple, Shantung (Purpleblow Maple)

Acer truncatum

Shade Tree Road Area

Mimosa (Silk Tree)

Albizia julibissin

Road to Met Tower

Mountain Ash, Chinese

Sorbus koehneana

Marsh Road/Central China Collection

Mulberry, Red

Morus rubra

Cemetery RidgeTrail, Old Kerr Hollow Road

Oak, Black

Quercus velutina

Oak Hickory Trail and others

Oak, Blackjack

Quercus marilandica

Backwoods Trail

Oak, Bur

Quercus macrocarpa

Program Shelter Area

Oak, Chestnut

Quercus montana

Lost Chestnut and Oak Hickory trails

Oak, Northern Red

Quercus rubra

Oak-Hickory Trail

Oak, Post

Quercus stellata

Marsh Road, Arboretum Drive

Oak, Sawtooth

Quercus acutissima

Marsh Road

Oak, Scarlet

Quercus coccinea

Oak-Hickory Trail

Oak, Shingle

Quercus imbricaria

Program Shelter Area

Oak, Southern Red

Quercus falcata

Found along many trails

Oak, Water

Quercus nigra

Marsh Area

Oak, White

Quercus alba

Found along many trails

Pawpaw

Asimina triloba

Arboretum Drive , along several trails

Persimmon

Diospyros virginiana

Arboretum Drive

Pine, Eastern White

Pinus strobus

White Pine Trail, Rockpile Lead

Pine, Limber

Pinus flexilis

Conifer Collection

Pine, Loblolly

Pinus taeda

Arboretum Drive

Pine, Pitch

Pinus rigida

Program Shelter

Pine, Shortleaf

Pinus echinata

Arboretum Drive, Cemetery Ridge Trail

Pine, Spruce

Pinus glabra

Marsh Area, near China Collection

Pine, Virginia

Pinus virginiana

Oak Hickory and Cemetery Ridgetrails

Princess Tree

Paulownia tomentosa

Road to Met Tower

Quince, Chinese

Pseudocydonia sinensis

Shade Tree Road Area

Redbud

Cercis canadensis

Program Shelter Area

Sassafras

Sassafras albidum

Backwoods Trail, Arboretum Drive

Siebold Ash

Fraxinus sieboldiana

Shade Tree Collection

Silverbell

Halesia tetraptera

Marsh Area, Program Shelter Area

Sourwood

Oxydendrum arboreum

Found along many trails

Spruce, Norway

Picea abies

Tulip Poplar Trail Spur, Shade Tree Road Area, Old Kerr Hollow Road

Spruce, Tigertail

Picea polita (torano)

Dwarf & Unusual Conifer Collection

Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua

Old Kerr Hollow Road, Backwoods Trail

Sycamore

Plantanus occidentalis

Old Kerr Hollow Road, Marsh Road

Tree-of-Heaven

Ailanthus altissima

Road to Met Tower

Tulip Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip Poplar Trail and many other trails

Western White Fir

Abies concolor

Conifer Collection

White Ash

Fraxinus americana

Various Trails

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