Native Michigan Trees

Michigan Trees

The state of Michigan is heavily forested. In fact, more than 50% of Michigan is covered in forests and there are vast stretches of forests covering the landscape.

There are different varieties of shrubs and Native Michigan Trees and the forest department is especially meticulous when it comes to monitoring these trees as the chances of these trees being damaged by diseases, insects, and other factors are quite high.

Here are some of the most common, Native Michigan Trees:

The Eastern White Pine
Towering at 150 feet with a lifespan of 450 years, the Eastern White Pine is among the tallest and oldest trees in Michigan. Their barks are smooth when young and break into small plates during the maturation period. Their leaves resemble needles that are quite long and appear to bunched together. The seeds are dispersed between August and September.

Maple Trees
There are many varieties of maple trees in Michigan. These include sugar maples, red maple, silver maple, and Boxelder. The presence of so many varieties of maple trees is essentially the reason why Michigan is the 5th largest state in United States that produces maple syrup.

Birch Trees
Birches are commonly found in cooler climates and their leaves are simple and shaped like saw tooth margins. There are a number of varieties of birches including Yellow Birch, Ironwood, Musclewood, and so on.

Cypress trees
Cypress is quite majestic in appearance and they are quite strong in structure. This is the reason why cypress trees are used in building and construction. Michigan has a large variety of cypress trees like Incense Cedar, Atlantic White Cedar, Arizona Cypress, and plenty more. Cypress trees are flood tolerant and their barks are brown or gray in color. They can grow up to immense heights. Some species have found to grow up to 150 feet.