Georgia

Native Trees Quiz

Native trees play an important role in the health of Georgia’s human and natural communities. In addition to the wealth of benefits provided by all kinds of trees — clean air, filtered water, more shade — native trees are even more of a boon to the environment: They generally require little to no maintenance, they help to limit potentially harmful invasive and exotic plant species, and they provide food for native insects, birds and mammals. In fact, most wildlife can’t survive off of foreign plant species.

So how much do you know about Georgia’s native tree species? Test your knowledge in this short quiz then share your results with us on Facebook.

  1. How many native tree species does Georgia have?

    Approximately 100

    Approximately 100 | Incorrect

    Approximately 250

    Approximately 250 | Correct

    Approximately 600

    Approximately 600 | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  2. Which native Georgia tree has tasty nuts that make it the most economically valuable nut tree in the U.S.?

    Pecan tree

    Pecan tree | Correct

    Cashew tree

    Cashew tree | Incorrect

    Macadamia nut tree

    Macadamia nut tree | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  3. Which native Georgia tree has adapted so that it now needs fire to grow?

    Longleaf pine

    Longleaf pine | Correct

    Sugar maple

    Sugar maple | Incorrect

    White oak

    White oak | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  4. Which tree inspired the name of an Atlanta arts festival?

    Redbud

    Redbud | Incorrect

    Tulip poplar

    Tulip poplar | Incorrect

    Flowering dogwood

    Flowering dogwood | Correct

    | Incorrect

  5. Which native Georgia tree is a hardy evergreen that’s grown on many Christmas tree farms?

    Sequoia

    Sequoia | Incorrect

    Virginia Pine

    Virginia Pine | Correct

    Blue spruce

    Blue spruce | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  6. The sycamore tree, known for its camouflage pattern of bark that peels off in patches, is native to only the state of Georgia.

    True

    True | Incorrect

    False

    False | Correct

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  7. Which of the following is false?

    A single mature tree can remove more than 200 pounds of air pollution a year.

    A single mature tree can remove more than 200 pounds of air pollution a year. | Incorrect

    Trees soak up storm water: a tree can absorb 50 to 100 gallons of rainwater in a big storm.

    Trees soak up storm water: a tree can absorb 50 to 100 gallons of rainwater in a big storm. | Incorrect

    Atlanta’s urban forest and tree cover reaches 50% of the city limits.

    Atlanta’s urban forest and tree cover reaches 50% of the city limits. | Correct

    | Incorrect

  8. How can you help protect native trees?

    At home

    At home | Correct

    In your community

    In your community | Correct

    Around the world

    Around the world | Correct

    | Incorrect

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