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Allatoona Lake provides an array of diverse habitat that supports many different species of trees. 

The following trees can be found on the 25,000-forested acres surrounding Allatoona Lake.

 

Pine

Shortleaf Pine                           Pinus echinata

Longleaf Pine                            Pinus palustris

Eastern White Pine*                 Pinus strobus

Loblolly Pine                            Pinus taeda

Virginia Pine                             Pinus virginiana

Eastern Hemlock*                    Tsuga canadnesis

Eastern Red-cedar                    Juniperus virginiana

Eastern Cottonwood                 Populus deltoides

Black Willow                            Salix nigra

Waxmyrtle*                              Myrica cerifera

 

Hickory/Walnut

Bitternut Hickory                      Carya cordiformis

Pignut Hickory                          Carya glabra

Red Hickory                             Carya glabra var. odorata

Shagbark Hickory                    Carya ovata

Mockernut Hickory                  Carya tomentosa

Pecan                                       Carya illinoensis

Black Walnut                            Juglans nigra

Hazel Alder                              Alnus serrulata

River Birch                               Betula nigra

American Hornbeam                 Carpinus caroliniana

Eastern Hophornbeam              Ostrya virginiana

American Chestnut                   Castanea dentata

Allegheny Chinquapin               Castanea pumila

American Beech                       Fagus grandifolia

 

Oak

Scarlet Oak                              Quercus coccinea

Southern Red Oak                    Quercus falcata

Blackjack Oak                         Quercus marilandica

Swamp Chestnut Oak               Quercus michauxii

Water Oak                               Quercus nigra

Willow Oak                              Quercus oak

Chestnut Oak                           Quercus prinus

Northern Red Oak                   Quercus rubra

Post Oak                                  Quercus stellata

Black Oak                                Quercus velutina

Sugarberry                               Celtis laevigata

 

Elm

Winged Elm                              Ulmus alata

American Elm                           Ulmus americana

Slippery Elm                             Ulmus rubra

Red Mulberry                           Morus rubra

Yellow-poplar                          Liriodendron tulipifera

 

Magnolia

Southern Magnolia*                  Magnolia grandiflora

Bigleaf Magnolia                       Magnolia marcrophylla

Pawpaw                                   Asimina triloba

Sassafras                                  Sassafras albidum

Witch-hazel                              Hamamelis virginiana

Sweetgum                                Liquidambar styraciflua

American Sycamore                 Platanus occidentalis

Downy Serviceberry                 Amelanchier arborea

Hawthorn                                 Crataegus spp.

 

Fruit Trees

Southern Crab Apple                Malus angustifolia

Chickasaw Plum                       Prunus angustifolia

Black Cherry                            Prunus serotina

Persimmon                                Diospyros virginiana

Redbud                                    Cercis canadensis

Honey Locust                           Gleditsia triacanthos

Black Locust                            Robinia pseudoacacia

 

Sumac

Winged Sumac                         Rhus copallina

Smooth Sumac                         Rhus glabra

America Holly                          Ilex opaca

 

Maple

Florida Maple                           Acer barbatum

Chalk Maple                            Acer leucoderme

Boxelder                                  Acer negundo

Red Maple                               Acer rubrum

Silver Maple                             Acer saccharinum

Sugar Maple                             Acer saccharum

Georgia Buckeye                      Aesculus sylvatica

Carolina Buckthorn                   Rhamnus caroliniana

Basswood                                Tilia americana

Devil’s-walkingstick                  Aralia spinosa

Blackgum                                 Nyssa sylvatica

 

Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood                 Cornus florida

Swamp Dogwood                    Cornus stricta

Mountain Laurel                       Kalmia latifolia

Sourwood                                Oxydendrum arboreum

Rhododendron                         Rhododendron maximum

Sparkleberry                            Vaccinium arboreum

Persimmon                               Diospyros virginiana

Carolina Silverbell                     Halesia carolina

Sweetleaf                                 Symplocos tinctoria

Fringe Tree                               Chionanthus virginicus

 

Ash

White Ash                                Fraxinus americana

Green Ash                                Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Southern Catalpa*                    Catalpa bignonioides

Rusty Blackhaw                        Viburnum rufidulum

*Trees that are native to Georgia but not to the Allatoona Lake area.  These have escaped from landscaped areas onto project lands.

 

Non-native Invasive Trees

These trees are on project lands but not native to the United States and cause immense damage to natural ecosystems.   

Tree of Heaven                         Ailanthus altissima

Mimosa                                    Albizia julibrissin

White Mulberry                        Morus alba

Royal Paulownia                       Paulownia tomentosa

Russian Olive                            Eleagnus angustifolia

 



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