Special Report

Each State's Official Tree

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1. Alabama
> State tree(s): Southern Longleaf Pine
> Scientific name: Pinus palustris
> Maximum height: 100 feet
> Named the state tree in: 1997

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2. Alaska
> State tree(s): Sitka Spruce
> Scientific name: Picea sitchensis
> Maximum height: 180 feet
> Named the state tree in: 1962

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3. Arizona
> State tree(s): Palo Verde
> Scientific name: Parkinsonia florida
> Maximum height: 40 feet
> Named the state tree in: 1954

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4. Arkansas
> State tree(s): Pine
> Scientific name: Pinus taeda
> Maximum height: 100 feet
> Named the state tree in: 1939

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5. California
> State tree(s): California Redwood
> Scientific name: Sequoia sempervirens/Sequoiadendron giganteum
> Maximum height: 250+ feet
> Named the state tree in: 1937