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What Kind of Tree is That? The Most Common Trees in Georgia (and How to Spot Them)
At Classic City Arborists, we’ve done all the homework and taken all the tests to learn as much about the different kinds of trees as we can stuff into our finite heads—it’s our job, after all! But being able to determine what kind of tree you’re looking at can also be a useful skill for anyone to have, even if you aren’t an arborist.
Hickory trees, when left to their own devices, can get massive. We’re talking heights over 60 feet and crown spans of more than 40 feet on average! There a bunch of different species of hickories native to Georgia and the Southeast, including their cousins, the pecan tree.
Hickories are also characterized by their bark, which has ridges that are universally vertical, rather than horizontal.
Any oak is pretty easy to recognize by lobed leaves. These lobes can be rounded or spiky, kind of like the maple leaf, but they’re always long and skinny. Oaks also have ridged gently ridged bark—not fissured, mind you. You won’t find massive cracks you could stick a penny into. Think rough, or bumpy.
To learn more about some of the other species of trees you’ll find around our lovely little Athens, check out our Tree of the Month articles. If you have a tree you’re concerned about, be it one of these species or otherwise, check out our guide on how to identify if your tree is in decline. Or, contact us to schedule a free estimate!
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