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Why do trees change color? Is it going to be a "good" color year? Find explanations in the links below or browse for pictures of your favorite trees.

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Abelia xgrandiflora - glossy abelia

Acacia greggii - catclaw acacia

Acer buergerianum - trident maple

Acer campestre - hedge maple

Acer circinatum - vine maple

Acer floridanum - Florida maple

Acer ginnala - Amur maple

Acer glabrum - Rocky Mountain maple

Acer griseum - paperbark maple

Acer macrophyllum - bigleaf maple

Acer negundo - boxelder

Acer nigrum - black maple

Acer palmatum - Japanese maple

Acer pensylvanicum - striped maple

Acer platanoides - Norway maple

Acer pseudoplatanus - sycamore maple

Acer rubrum - red maple

Acer saccharinum - silver maple

Acer saccharum - sugar maple

Acer spicatum - mountain maple

Aesculus flava - yellow buckeye

Aesculus glabra - Ohio buckeye

Aesculus parviflora - bottlebrush buckeye

Aesculus pavia - red buckeye

Ailanthus altissima - tree-of-Heaven

Alnus glutinosa - European black alder

Amelanchier alnifolia - Pacific serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea - downy serviceberry

Aristolochia macrophylla - Dutchman's pipe

Asimina triloba - pawpaw

Baccharis halimifolia - eastern baccharis

Betula alleghaniensis - yellow birch

Betula lenta - sweet birch

Betula nigra - river birch

Betula occidentalis - water birch

Betula papyrifera - paper birch

Betula pendula - European weeping birch

Betula populifolia - gray birch

Betula uber - roundleaf birch

Bignonia capreolata - crossvine

Broussonetia papyrifera - paper mulberry

Bucida buceras - black olive

Buddleja davidii - butterfly-bush

Caesalpinia pulcherrima - pride-of-Barbados

Calycanthus floridus - common sweetshrub

Campsis radicans - trumpet creeper

Carpinus caroliniana - hornbeam

Carya cordiformis - bitternut hickory

Carya glabra - pignut hickory

Carya ovalis - red hickory

Carya ovata - shagbark hickory

Carya tomentosa - mockernut hickory

Castanea dentata - American chestnut

Castanea mollissima - Chinese chestnut

Castanea pumila - Alleghany chinkapin

Catalpa speciosa - northern catalpa

Celastrus orbiculatus - Oriental bittersweet

Celtis laevigata var. reticulata - netleaf hackberry

Celtis occidentalis - hackberry

Cephalanthus occidentalis - buttonbush

Cercidiphyllum japonicum - katsuratree

Cercis canadensis - eastern redbud

Chaenomeles speciosa - common floweringquince

Chionanthus virginicus - fringetree

Chrysolepis chrysophylla - golden chinkapin

Cinnamomum camphora - camphortree

Cladrastis kentukea - yellowwood

Clematis terniflora - sweetautumn clematis

Clethra alnifolia - summersweet clethra

Comptonia peregrina - sweetfern

Cornus alternifolia - alternate-leaf dogwood

Cornus amomum - silky dogwood

Cornus florida - flowering dogwood

Cornus kousa - kousa dogwood

Cornus mas - Cornelian cherry dogwood

Cornus nuttallii - Pacific dogwood

Cornus sericea - red-osier dogwood

Corylus americana - American hazel

Corylus cornuta - beaked hazel

Cotinus obovatus - American smoketree

Crataegus spp. - hawthorn

Davidia involucrata - dove tree

Diervilla lonicera - northern bush-honeysuckle

Diospyros virginiana - common persimmon

Elaeagnus umbellata - autumn-olive

Euonymus alatus - winged euonymus

Euonymus europaeus - spindletree

Fagus grandifolia - American beech

Fagus sylvatica - European beech

Forsythia spp. - forsythia

Frangula californica - California buckthorn

Frangula purshiana - Cascara buckthorn

Franklinia alatamaha - Franklin tree

Fraxinus americana - white ash

Fraxinus angustifolia - narrowleaf ash

Fraxinus latifolia - Oregon ash

Fraxinus pennsylvanica - green ash

Gaultheria procumbens - teaberry

Gaylussacia spp. - huckleberry

Gelsemium rankinii - swamp jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens - false jessamine

Ginkgo biloba - ginkgo

Gleditsia triacanthos - honeylocust

Gymnocladus dioicus - Kentucky coffeetree

Halesia diptera - two-wing silverbell

Halesia tetraptera - silverbell

Hamamelis virginiana - witch-hazel

Hedera helix - English ivy

Hibiscus syriacus - rose-of-sharon

Holodiscus discolor - oceanspray

Hydrangea anomala - climbing hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens - wild hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla - bigleaf hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata - panicle hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia - oakleaf hydrangea

Hypericum spp. - Saint Johnswort

Ilex decidua - deciduous holly

Ilex montana - mountain holly

Ilex verticillata - winterberry holly

Itea virginica - sweetspire

Iva frutescens - marsh-elder

Juglans cinerea - butternut

Juglans nigra - black walnut

Kalmia latifolia - mountain laurel

Koelreuteria paniculata - goldenraintree

Kolkwitzia amabilis - beautybush

Laburnum xwatereri - goldenchain tree

Lagerstroemia indica - crapemyrtle

Larix kaempferi - Japanese larch

Larix laricina - tamarack

Larix occidentalis - western larch

Leucothoe axillaris - coast leucothoe

Ligustrum obtusifolium - border privet

Lindera benzoin - spicebush

Liquidambar styraciflua - sweetgum

Liriodendron tulipifera - yellow-poplar

Lonicera japonica - Japanese honeysuckle

Lonicera maackii - Amur honeysuckle

Lonicera morrowii - Morrow honeysuckle

Maclura pomifera - osage-orange

Magnolia acuminata - cucumbertree

Magnolia macrophylla - bigleaf magnolia

Magnolia stellata - star magnolia

Magnolia virginiana - sweetbay magnolia

Magnolia xsoulangiana - saucer magnolia

Mahonia aquifolium - tall Oregon-grape

Malus fusca - Oregon crabapple

Malus spp. - apple

Melia azedarach - Chinaberry

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - dawn redwood

Morus alba - white mulberry

Morus microphylla - Texas mulberry

Morus rubra - red mulberry

Nyssa aquatica - water tupelo

Nyssa biflora - swamp tupelo

Nyssa sylvatica - blackgum

Oemleria cerasiformis - Indian-plum

Ostrya virginiana - hophornbeam

Oxydendrum arboreum - sourwood

Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia creeper

Parthenocissus tricuspidata - Boston ivy

Paulownia tomentosa - royal paulownia

Phellodendron amurense - Amur corktree

Philadelphus coronarius - mockorange

Philadelphus inodorus - scentless mockorange

Philadelphus pubescens - hoary mockorange

Photinia pyrifolia - chokeberry

Photinia xfraseri - red tips

Physocarpus malvaceus - mallow ninebark

Pistacia chinensis - Chinese pistache

Platanus occidentalis - American sycamore

Platanus xhispanica - London plane tree

Poncirus trifoliata - trifoliate orange

Populus alba - European white poplar

Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa - black cottonwood

Populus deltoides - eastern cottonwood

Populus fremontii - Fremont cottonwood

Populus grandidentata - bigtooth aspen

Populus heterophylla - swamp cottonwood

Populus tremuloides - quaking aspen

Prunus angustifolia - Chickasaw plum

Prunus avium - sweet cherry

Prunus cerasifera - purple leaf plum

Prunus emarginata - bitter cherry

Prunus mexicana - Mexican plum

Prunus pensylvanica - fire cherry

Prunus persica - peach

Prunus serotina - black cherry

Prunus serrulata - Kwanzan cherry

Prunus subhirtella - Higan cherry

Prunus virginiana - choke cherry

Prunus xyedoensis - Yoshino cherry

Pueraria montana - kudzu

Pyrus calleryana - Callery pear

Pyrus communis - common pear

Quercus acutissima - sawtooth oak

Quercus alba - white oak

Quercus bicolor - swamp white oak

Quercus coccinea - scarlet oak

Quercus falcata - southern red oak

Quercus ilicifolia - bear oak

Quercus imbricaria - shingle oak

Quercus incana - bluejack oak

Quercus laevis - turkey oak

Quercus laurifolia - laurel oak

Quercus lyrata - overcup oak

Quercus macrocarpa - bur oak

Quercus margarettae - sand post oak

Quercus marilandica - blackjack oak

Quercus michauxii - swamp chestnut oak

Quercus montana - chestnut oak

Quercus nigra - water oak

Quercus pagoda - cherrybark oak

Quercus palustris - pin oak

Quercus phellos - willow oak

Quercus rubra - northern red oak

Quercus shumardii - Shumard oak

Quercus stellata - post oak

Quercus texana - Nuttall oak

Quercus velutina - black oak

Rhododendron calendulaceum - flame azalea

Rhododendron periclymenoides - pink azalea

Rhus aromatica - fragrant sumac

Rhus copallinum - shining sumac

Rhus glabra - smooth sumac

Rhus kearneyi - Kearney's sumac

Rhus typhina - staghorn sumac

Robinia hispida - bristly locust

Robinia pseudoacacia - black locust

Rosa multiflora - multiflora rose

Rosa rugosa - rugosa rose

Rubus allegheniensis - Alleghany blackberry

Rubus flagellaris - dewberry

Rubus occidentalis - black raspberry

Rubus parviflorus - thimbleberry

Rubus phoenicolasius - wine raspberry

Salix babylonica - weeping willow

Salix discolor - pussy willow

Salix nigra - black willow

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis - American elderberry

Sassafras albidum - sassafras

Smilax glauca - catbrier

Smilax rotundifolia - common greenbrier

Solanum dulcamara - bitter nightshade

Sorbus alnifolia - Korean mountain-ash

Sorbus americana - American mountain-ash

Sorbus aucuparia - European mountain-ash

Sorbus sitchensis - Sitka mountain-ash

Staphylea trifolia - bladdernut

Stewartia spp. - stewartia

Styphnolobium japonicum - Japanese pagoda tree

Symplocos tinctoria - common sweetleaf

Syringa reticulata - Japanese tree lilac

Syringa vulgaris - common lilac

Tamarix gallica - tamarisk

Taxodium ascendens - pondcypress

Taxodium distichum - baldcypress

Tilia americana - American basswood

Tilia cordata - littleleaf linden

Tilia petiolaris - silver linden

Toxicodendron diversilobum - Pacific poisonoak

Toxicodendron pubescens - poison-oak

Toxicodendron radicans - poison-ivy

Triadica sebifera - Chinese tallow tree

Ulmus americana - American elm

Ulmus parvifolia - Chinese elm

Ulmus procera - field elm

Ulmus pumila - Siberian elm

Ulmus rubra - slippery elm

Vaccinium arboreum - sparkleberry

Vaccinium membranaceum - big huckleberry

Vaccinium pallidum - lowbush blueberry

Vaccinium parvifolium - red huckleberry

Vaccinium stamineum - deerberry

Viburnum acerifolium - mapleleaf viburnum

Viburnum carlesii - Koreanspice viburnum

Viburnum dentatum - arrowwood

Viburnum dilatatum - linden viburnum

Viburnum ellipticum - western viburnum

Viburnum lantana - wayfaringtree viburnum

Viburnum nudum - possumhaw viburnum

Viburnum opulus var. opulus - European cranberrybush viburnum

Viburnum plicatum - doublefile viburnum

Viburnum prunifolium - blackhaw

Viburnum rhytidophyllum - leatherleaf viburnum

Vitis aestivalis - summer grape

Weigela florida - old fashioned weigela

Wisteria floribunda - Japanese wisteria

Xanthorhiza simplicissima - yellowroot

Zelkova serrata - Japanese zelkova

 

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