Did you know that each U.S. state has its own tree? The tradition of choosing an official state tree began in 1919, following the official designation of state flowers, where trees that represented each state were selected. The first state tree was chosen by Texas, who dubbed the pecan tree as their official tree. Pecan trees are prevalent in Texas and can be found in more than half of the counties in the state.
Pine trees and oak trees were a popular choice among the states with various types of pines chosen to be the official tree for ten states and oak trees were slightly less popular with seven of the states claiming them for their official state tree. This map by the team at Alan's Factory Outlet shows not only the tree that was chosen by each state but also the backgrounds on each tree such as the tree's lifespan and average height. Were you surprised to learn which tree was chosen for your state?