Briar Hill Rustic Furniture Cook Forest Pennsylvania
Directions
Business Directory
Calendar
Photos
Activities
State Park Info
State Park Maps
Articles
Forest Friends
Sign Guestbook
FAQ
Weather
Mailing List
Become a fan of Cook Forest Online on Facebook Facebook
 

Arrowhead Lodging

Daniel's Log Cabin

  Guide to the Common Trees of Pennsylvania

Trees | Glossary | Visual Guide | Leaf Parts, Types, & Position


Cucumbertree Magnolia
(Wide and Flat: Alternate Arrangement)
A medium-sized tree, native to rich upland woods and slopes in the western half of the Commonwealth. Magnolia wood is used mainly for interior finish, furniture and containers. Songbirds, squirrels and mice eat the seeds.

Cucumbertree Magnolia
Magnolia acuminata L
enlarge

Leaves
Alternate, simple, 4"-12" long, smooth above, downy beneath; margins smooth or sometimes wavy.
Twigs
Reddish brown, shiny, with peppery smell and taste. Buds covered with greenish white silky hairs; end buds 1/2"- 3/4" long. Leaf scars horseshoe shaped.
Fruit
When young, like a small green cucumber. When mature in autumn, 3"-4" long, a cluster of small red pods, each containing two scarlet seeds; often remains attached all winter. Flowers large (3" long), greenish yellow, single, upright; appear from April to June.
Bark
Gray-brown to brown, developing long, narrow furrows and loose scaly ridges.

Select a Tree from a menu below, or download the Visual Guide

Needle-Shaped or Linear

 

Wide & Flat: Opposite Arrangement

Wide and Flat: Alternate Arrangement

Information courtesy of:
PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

 

Whitetailed Deer
We'll See You Soon in Cook Forest

CONTACT CFO | TERMS & CONDITIONS | ADVERTISE ON CFO

All photos and content © 2014 Cook Forest Online unless otherwise noted. Photographs used by permission from other owners are copyrighted. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Cook Forest Online is prohibited.