T r e e s  o f  N o r t h  C a r o l i n a


Scope. This work treats the native and naturalized species of trees occurring in North Carolina (naturalized species are indicated by an asterisk [*] preceding the species name). The work does not treat species known exclusively from cultivation. The checklist is based primarily on the work of Dr. Alan Weakley and Will Cook (see Development team below). Anyone familiar with our arboreal flora will note that the distinction between tall shrubs and small trees is not always clear. We recognize not everyone may agree with our decisions, but we have tried to err on the side of inclusion, rather than exclusion, to facilitate identification.

We strive to include images of bark, twigs, leaves, reproductive organs, and distribution maps for all species within our scope. We recognize that, at present, our task is not complete and users will find a number of taxa without a full complement of images. Thus, the work presented at this time is admittedly incomplete. However, given that the keys are complete, we hope that users will find it nonetheless useful and bear with us as we fill in photographic gaps over time.

Future. We consider this work a "living" resource and thus seek to continue to add images, tweak content, improve keys, etc. over time. Future versions will be identified by sequentially increasing version numbers.

Copyright. Re-use of any image in this work identified as copyrighted, for any purpose what-so-ever, is prohibited without the express written permission of the copyright owner. For permission to re-use any image, please contact the copyright owner directly. Highslide JS is licensed under the MIT license.

Development team. As we plan to continue to develop this resource over time and anticipate some turn-over in project contributors, we've decided to simply refer to the development team as the Trees of North Carolina Working Group. Contributors and their contributions are identified below:

Dr. Alexander Krings (North Carolina State University; project initiation and oversight, web/app design and coding [major contributor], key development [minor contributor], photography)

Dr. Alan S. Weakley (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; taxonomy, key development [principal contributor])

C. Will Cook (Duke University & Carolina Nature; checklist development [principal contributor], photography)

Dr. Bruce K. Kirchoff (University of North Carolina, Greensboro; design, photography)

Dr. Steve Baskauf (Vanderbilt University & Bioimages; photography)

Z. Landon Robinson (North Carolina State University; photograph/map compilation and editing, text proofing, web/app design, coding, and testing [major contributor])

Byron Levan (North Carolina State University; photograph/map compilation and editing, web/app coding)

Rachel E. Conley (North Carolina State University; photograph/map compilation and editing, web/app coding)

Suggested citation. Please cite this work as: Trees of North Carolina Working Group. 2014–present. Trees of North Carolina. Version 1.0. North Carolina State University, Raleigh. [http://herbarium.ncsu.edu/tnc/; (date accessed), if online version used].