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Top 10 Trees Found Across NC Yards

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The state of North Carolina is covered in beautiful trees. If you've ever wondered what trees are most common throughout the Piedmont, Triad, and Coastal yards of NC, we have the list for you! 

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  • Loblolly Pine: The loblolly pine is an evergreen with thin needles and scaly bark
  • Red Maple: Red maples are known for sporting red foliage in the fall. Red flowers, opposite branching, and beautiful foliage make this Carolina tree hard to miss.
  • Oak: There are over 90 different Oak species across the United States. Oaks are known for producing acorns, a variety of leaf shapes, and scaly bark.
  • Tulip Poplar: Poplar's are known for usually straight trunks and being the tallest hardwood in North America.
  • Sweetgum: Star-shaped leaves and spiky ball shaped fruits make sweetgum trees easily recognizable.
  • Hickory: Hickory trees have relatively small hard nuts, wide/rounded leaflets, and deep-vertical furrows.
  • Leyland Cypress: The Leyland Cypress is a coniferous evergreen tree. Leylands are primarily used for privacy as hedges and screens around residential properties of North Carolina.
  • Bradford Pear: Bradford Pears are known for cluster of white flowers that appear before leaves emerge. These trees are also known to have light, grey bark. 
  • Crepe Myrtle: Showy pink, white, or lavender flowers and wrinkled petals make Crepe Myrtles unmistakable.
  • River Birch: The river birch is a medium sized tree found mostly along streams, rivers, and swampy locations. 

Check out bugs found commonly on the top 10 trees across NC on our Tree Bugs page. 

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