Melting Pot of trees

A number of major forest cover types and trees converge in Frederick County due to its unique geographic placement between the north and south and its many diverse geographical features. As such, our area enjoys one of the more diverse canopies in the nation. Some trees found in our county that are much more common in other areas include: bald cypress and willow oak which are much more common to the south; the burr oak and Kentucky coffee tree which are more common in the Midwest; the yellow birch, basswood, hemlock, and sugar maple which are more common to the north, and the striped maple and cucumber magnolia which are more common in the southern Appalachians. All these trees combine to create a real melting pot of trees in our county.

Nature Notes for 8/8/2010