Trivia Question for April 24, 2014 – Arbor Day and Trees

Arbor Day TreeTomorrow, April 25th is Arbor Day in the U.S.  It’s the holiday in which groups and individuals are encouraged to plant and care for trees.  The first Arbor Day in the world was held in a small Spanish village in 1805.  The first American Arbor Day was organized by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872. An estimated one million trees were planted on that first Arbor Day.

In honor of Arbor Day, we have a tree trivia question for you.

All 50 states have an official state tree.  But, some trees have been chosen by more than one state.  For example, the Eastern Cottonwood is the official state tree of both Kansas and Nebraska.

QUESTION:

How many different trees are there on the list of Official State Trees?

ANSWER:

39

EXPLANATION:

State trees are designated through legislation by each state.  Some trees have been chosen by more than one state. The most popular tree is the sugar maple (Acer saccharum), which is the state tree for four states: New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Vermont. On the other hand, in some cases a state has not one, but two different species officially designated as state tree. This is the case for California and Nevada.

Here’s the list of Official State Trees:

1 American Elm Massachusetts
North Dakota
2 American Holly Delaware
3 American White Birch New Hampshire
4 Bald Cypress Louisiana
5 Black Hills Spruce South Dakota
6 Blue Palo Verde Arizona
7 Bristlecone Pine Nevada #1
8 Bur Oak Iowa
9 Candlenut Tree Hawaii
10 Coast Redwood California #1
11 Colorado Blue Spruce Colorado
12 Douglas Fir Oregon
13 Eastern Cottonwood Kansas
Nebraska
14 Eastern Hemlock Pennsylvania
15 Eastern Redbud Oklahoma
16 Eastern White Pine Maine
Michigan
17 Flowering Dogwood Missouri
Virginia
18 Giant Sequoia California #2
19 Loblolly Pine Arkansas
20 Longleaf Pine Alabama
North Carolina
21 Northern Red Oak New Jersey
22 Ohio Buckeye Ohio
23 Pecan Texas
24 Pinon Pine New Mexico
25 Plains Cottonwood Wyoming
26 Ponderosa Pine Montana
27 Quaking Aspen Utah
28 Red Maple Rhode Island
29 Red Pine Minnesota
30 Sabal Palm Florida
South Carolina
31 Singleleaf  Pinyon Pine Nevada #2
32 Sitka Spruce Alaska
33 Southern Live Oak Georgia
34 Southern Magnolia Mississippi
35 Sugar Maple New York
Vermont
West Virginia
Wisconsin
36 Tulip Tree Indiana
Kentucky
Tennessee
37 Western Hemlock Washington
38 Western White Pine Idaho
39 White Oak Illinois
Maryland
Connecticut

 

NET CHECK IN’S:

Tonight we had a total of 34 people check in to the Net.  Of those who checked in, 1 had the correct answer to the Trivia Question. Congratulations to:

  • Gary – W6NVY

As always, Thanks to everyone who took the time to check in to our Weekly Net.

 

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