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A Champion In Your Own Backyard

Champion trees are all around us.

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A Natural Treasure

A Natural Treasure

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Missouri's forests keep us healthy and happy.

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A Tree in Paradise

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Cypress trees once stood knee-deep throughout the Bootheel.

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Illustration of alternate-leaved dogwood leaves, flowers, fruits.

Alternate-Leaved Dogwood (Pagoda Dogwood)

Cornus alternifolia
Dogwoods usually have leaves arranged opposite one another on the stem, except for the alternate-leaved dogwood! This shrub or small tree is a popular ornamental, especially in the northern parts of Missouri, where it can be too cold to grow flowering dogwood.

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Illustration of alternate-leaved dogwood leaves, flowers, fruits.

Alternate-Leaved Dogwood (Pagoda Dogwood)

Alternate-leaved dogwood, Cornus alternifolia.

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Illustration of American basswood leaves, flowers, fruits.

American Basswood (American Linden)

Tilia americana
American basswood is a common shade tree planted in lawns, parks, and along city streets. Recognize it by its leaf shape and texture, and by the unusual strap-shaped, reduced leaf attached to the clusters of small flowers.

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Illustration of American basswood leaves, flowers, fruits.

American Basswood (American Linden)

American basswood, Tilia americana.

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Illustration of American beech leaves and nuts.

American Beech

Fagus grandifolia
Limited in our state to well-drained, sandy soils in southeast Missouri, American beech is an impressive tree that has provided Americans with wood for a variety of uses, from furniture to toys to fuel to beer barrels!

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Illustration of American beech leaves and nuts.

American Beech

American beech, Fagus grandifolia.

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Illustration of American elm leaves.

American Elm

American elm, Ulmus americana.

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