24 Different Types of Trees [Brief Overviews]

Different Types of Trees

Trees are liable to produce shelter, shade, oxygen, flowers, and essential fruits you require. And that is what makes them one of the most crucial living beings around our nature! And to meet different requirements like producing wood, flowers, and so on, there are 60000+ different types of trees. But what are they?

Although it is not possible to describe all, I talked about some of the common species of trees right there. Each comes in an individual size, shape, and characteristic, so let’s get to see.

Brief Overview of the Types of Trees

Among the thousands of different species of trees, I’d like to share brief overviews of some of the common types you need to know. And these are as follows:

Hickory Tree

Also known as Genus Carya, it is commonly found as deciduous trees with large sizes, hickory trees consisting of flakey bark, serrated edges, and nuts of egg-shaped. It mainly comes from the walnut family and contains up to 18 different species. Shellbark and Shagbark are considered the two most common types.

Oak Tree

The oak tree is a common variant of hardwood trees mostly popular in Europe and North America. In the U.S.A., more than 90 pieces of oaks are available. For being able to generate durable, rigid, and solid wood, the oak tree is one of the prime go-to’s to make different types of furniture.

Faggot Tree

Faggot trees are liable to generate the most flammable branches and twigs. Such trees are able to stand against technical and natural stress, keeping them long-lasting. Faggot Tree’s twigs are pretty much suitable to eliminate grip tape, adhesive, and stuff like that.

Feathered Tree

Unlike standard trees, feathered trees include lateral branches and vertical trunks. Each stem can reach nearly 1.8m by keeping the branches on the peak.

As the name suggests, their leaves show off a feather-like appearance that stays fuller mostly in the winter. Some artificial feathered trees are designed and used as “Christmas trees.”

Pepperidge Tree

Also familiar as Tupelo, sorghum, and black gum, it can adapt to almost every condition, mostly autumn. Pepperidge trees can grow at least an inch every year in each weather condition.

The black variant tends to highlight a wide variety of colors, including purple, red, and orange. A mature Pepperidge tree can be nearly 50 to 75 ft.

Lote Tree

Lote trees are native to North Africa, a minority of Asia, and Southern Europe. It was first introduced in 1796 in a state of England, which has some synonyms like honeyberry, Mediterranean hackberry, and Celtis Australis. With a grayish smooth bark, the lote tree grows up to 25 m.

Palm Tree

Often growing in hot weather conditions, palm trees are able to live in subtropical, tropical, and warm climates. In total, it has 2600 different species, among them, oil palm, date palm, and coconut palm are the most common ones out there.

Around 2/3 of palm species are prone to pass their lives around tropical jungles.

Bilva Tree

Also known as Bael or Aegle marmelos, it is native to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Indian subcontinents. This deciduous shrub comes in small-to-mid sizes, ranging up to 13m tall. More importantly, Bilva trees are known to be sacred plants by the majority of Buddhism and Hinduism.  

Redwood Tree

On the planet, redwood is considered the tallest and largest tree reaching up to 360 ft. The two most common species are Sequoia and Coastal redwoods.

Each of them needs humid conditions to grow gradually in the fall, spring, and winter. Their woods are ideal to make furniture for being so much more durable.

Walnut Tree

Due to the healthy and delicious edible nuts, the walnut tree is popular among tree enthusiasts. Basically, it consists of a big spread and tends to be large enough, which can grow up to 131 ft. Black walnut (Juglans Regia) is considered the most common species with more massive nut production.

Willow Tree

Considering the branches and leaves, anyone can easily detect the willow tree. It belongs to the “Genus Salix,” which includes around 400 different species. Leaves of willow trees are oval-elongated, and their branches are long dropping.

Talking about the color, willow trees can be either bluish-green or yellowish-green.

Pata De Vaca Tree

Being native to Brazil, the Pata De Vaca tree is also familiar as the “Brazilian Orchid Tree.” Apart from that, this tree is common in Uruguay, Argentina, and Peru. Such a flowering tree produces white-colored flowers, and the tree can be helpful to reduce blood sugar, cholesterol, cancer, and such diseases.


Pepper Tree

Schinus Molle, also known as pepper tree, can grow up to 50 ft. This evergreen tree is native from southern Brazil to the Andes. This fast-growing tree can easily be noticed by looking at its pink peppercorns.

Interestingly, these peppercorns work as antiseptic and antibacterial properties.  Their leaves and fruits are harmful to pigs and poultry being poisonous.

For those who want to grow black pepper, the following video will really come in handy:

Fir Tree

Mostly noticeable in Asia, Europe, and North America, fir trees seem to have leaves like needles, which stay green year round. A couple of species are well-known variants of Christmas trees for being equipped with straight-upward cones.

Some of the common species are the balsam, nobble, and Fraser firs.

Papaya Tree

Carica Papaya or Papaya tree is a sparsely branched, small, and single-stemmed tree that mainly produces the delicious fruit “papaya.” It grows in 3 sexes in general, including hermaphrodite, male, and female. Their leaves are relatively larger, with a size of twenty to twenty-eight inches.

Sissoo Tree

Commonly known as Dalbergia Sissoo, it is a variant of rosewood native to North India. This deciduous tree grows pretty fast, and the length can reach as long as 82 ft. (25 m) or so. Flowers will be found in pinkish to white color with fragrant smells. Himalayas and river banks are the common locations for them to grow. 

Persimmon Tree

Diospyros Virginiana is the botanical name of a persimmon tree that can grow up to 60 ft. This tree produces a tomato-like fruit that is mostly used to prepare drinks, curries, and jellies. Spring or fall is the most ideal period for the Persimmon tree to grow properly.

Lemon Tree

It is an evergreen tiny tree native to Myanmar, Bangladesh, China, and India. As you know, the fruit it produces is edible, and this is used for non-culinary and culinary purposes.

Probably Assam is where the lemon tree first has grown. Lisbon, Eureka, Meyer, Ponderosa, and dwarf are some of the common variants of lemon trees.

Mulberry Tree

Morus is considered the botanical name of the mulberry tree, which is well-known for producing edible fruits of red, black, and white berry-like. Coming in mid-sized more often, a mulberry tree generally incorporates leaves of heart-shaped and thick bark (grayish-brown).

Morus Alba (white), Morus Rubra (red), and Morus Nigra (black) are the 3 most common variants.

Fig Tree

“Ficus Carica” produces an edible fruit named “Fig,” which belongs to the Moraceae family. Being small, it doesn’t cross the height of 33 ft. in general. Raw rigs often include 20% of carbs and 80% of water. Fig trees are native to southern and western Asia, including Mediterranea.

Chinaberry Tree

Native to India, Chinaberry trees grow relatively faster than typical deciduous trees. The max size of a mature chinaberry is up to 40 ft. wide and tall.

Speaking of appearance, the majority of this tree species have reddish-brown bark, open crown, and greenish-yellow leaves. Some of its other variants contain purple fragrant flowers.

Palo Verde Tree

Consisting of green branches, Palo Verde trees incorporate flowering shrubs that are relatively larger. Moreover, yellow flowers, tiny leaves, and brownish seed pods will be noticeable after rainfall.

Palo Verde trees will appear mostly in Mexico, Arizona, and California. They grow between sixteen and forty ft.

Maple Tree

Hands down, these are one of the most attractive deciduous trees that have winged fruits, dark-brownish barks, reddish twigs, and multi-colored leaves. Maple trees are native to Canada and Asia.

However, the most common species will be found in Europe named “Sycamore.” Among the 10 different variants, sugar maple, red maple, and autumn blaze maples are pretty common.

Cherry Tree

The cherry tree or Prunus Avium is a flowering plant native to Norway, Morocco, the British Isles, Europe, and Western Asia. It can grow nearly 49 to 105 ft. Their barks appear smooth, and the greenish leaves are mid-to-large in size. The delicious edible fruits are a good meal for mammals, birds and an ideal source of fruit for human beings.


After going through the basics of the different types of trees, you might be noticed that each contains individuality and specific characteristics. So there is no chance to compare to the others. 

I’d suggest you do more research on them to get familiar with their planting process, including how each should have cared for optimal growth. 

Md Biajid

Meet Mia Biajid, a passionate nature lover. Particularly, he has a deep-rooted connection to the plant. Mia loves to spend time exploring forests and uncovering the secrets held within trees. He always inspires others to appreciate and protect our precious part of the ecosystem.

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