state tree


Definition of state tree

: a tree selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the U.S.

Examples of state tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Certificates and prizes will be awarded for the largest tree from each county, for the overall largest tree in different age groups, and for the largest white pine, which is Michigan’s state tree. Sarah Raza, Detroit Free Press, 16 June 2022 And on June 11, 1953, the sabal palmetto officially became Florida’s state tree. Orlando Sentinel, 5 June 2022 Other great alternatives include American plum, hawthorn, eastern redbud and Missouri’s state tree, the flowering dogwood. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2022 My joke is based upon the New Mexico state tree, the piñon pine, that produces pine nuts or piñons. Globe Staff,, 21 Jan. 2022 April 30, Maple Festival, Taylor County Fairgrounds, Medford: Learn about Wisconsin's state tree, plus enjoy maple foods, a craft fair and cooking demonstrations. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2022 Europeans continued the tradition, and today Wisconsin produces the fourth most maple syrup of any state in the country — 300,000 gallons in 2021 — with the sugar maple serving as the official state tree. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2022 Pecan also happens to be the state tree of Texas, and in 2013 the pecan pie was honored as the official state dessert. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Dec. 2021 The Ohio buckeye, Aesculus glabra, was adopted as the state tree in 1953. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 27 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of state tree

1917, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“State tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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