American sycamore Platanus occidentalis

The American sycamore has white flaky bark. the leaves are broad, simple, with alternate arrangement. the leaves have 3-5 lobes. This tree is in a flood zone on my property in Logan, every time it rains water floods the area around it. there are no trees blocking sun from reaching it and gets light most of the day even though its at the bottom of a south facing hill. American sycamore used to be planted as shade trees all over different cities, we even have some old ones around campus. 

Red maple Acer rubrum

The Red maple leaves simple and are arranged opposite, they have 3-5 lobes and the leaves are serrated. The tree is on the edge of my property by a flood area on a south facing hill. I learned last semester that you can get maple syrup form red maples but they aren’t as profitable as sugar maples.

Eastern black walnut Juglans nigra

The leaves of a Black walnut are pinnately compound, the leaflets are serrated and the leaf arrangement is alternate. The tree is about 100 feet up a south facing hill on my property.Even though the trees wood and nuts are so valuable it is still considered a weed tree because its an early succession species. .

sassafras Sassafras albidum

The leaves are simple and alternate arranged. the leaves can have 0-2 lobes. the tree is about an acre up a south facing hill on the edge of a field on my property. Sassafras has many uses from medicine to an ingredient in root beer. it was once exported heavily over seas from the untied states.

White ash Fraxinus americana

White ash leaves are pinnately compound and arranged oppositely on the tree. The leaves have 5-9 leaflets. the tree is about an acre up a south facing hill on my property. Most people know about the emerald ash borer but the tree also has another major problem, a fungal disease. The fungus is almost always fatal to the tree as well.

Tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip tree leaves are simple, alternately arranged and have a unique 4 lobed leaf. this tree is also about an acre on a south facing hill on my property. The tulip tree is the only host plant for the the giant silk moth, Callosamia angulifera.

Flowering dogwood Cornus florida

The Flowering dogwood has simple leaves, they are oppositely arranged and the veins in the leafs follow along the edge of the leaf. This tree is in a shaded shrubby area about an acre and a half up a south facing hill almost to the top of my property. Native Americans once used the bark and roots as a cure for malaria.

Black cherry Prunus serotina

The Black cherry leaves are simple, alternately arranged and are serrated. This tree is about an acre up my property on the edge of a field. I see black cherry trees everywhere in Ohio but I never see the berries and never knew they were edible.