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Scientific Names

To learn about the common trees found in the Pacific Northwest, click a name. Each genus page also includes descriptions of the species that occur, within each genus, that are native to this region.


Abies (true fir)

Acer (maple)

Aesculus (buckeye and horsechestnut)

Elaeagnus (Russian-olive)

Alnus (alder)

Arbutus (madrone)

Betula (birch)

Calocedrus (incense-cedar)

Castanea (chestnut)

Castanopsis (chinkapin)

Catalpa (catalpa)

Cedrus (true cedar)

Cercocarpus (mountain-mahogany)

Chamaecyparis (white-cedar)

Cornus (dogwood)

Corylus (hazel and filbert)

Crataegus (hawthorn)

Cupressus (cypress)

Fraxinus (ash)

Gleditsia (honeylocust)

Ilex (holly)

Juglans (walnut)

Juniperus (juniper)

Larix (larch)

Liquidambar (sweetgum)

Liriodendron (yellow-poplar)

Lithocarpus (tanoak)

Picea (spruce)

Pinus (pine)

Platanus (sycamore)

Populus (aspen, cottonwood and poplar)

Prunus (cherry and plum)

Pseudotsuga (Douglas-fir)

Pyrus (apple and pear)

Quercus (oak)

Rhamnus (buckthorn)

Robinia (locust)

Salix (willow)

Sequoia (redwood)

Sequoiadendron (giant sequoia)

Sorbus (mountain-ash)

Taxus (yew)

Thuja (redcedar/arborvitae)

Tilia (basswood)

Tsuga (hemlock)

Ulmus (elm)

Umbellularia (California-laurel/Oregon-myrtle)

 

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