If Trees Could Sing

Suzy Bogguss & the Flowering Dogwood

Suzy Bogguss talks about the flowering dogwood and the benefits that trees provide us.

Dogwood Flowers

Flowering dogwood trees bloom white (or sometimes pink) in mid-spring.

Dogwood Berries

The dogwood's berries are a favorite food of bluebirds, cardinals and cedar waxwings, but they are poisonous to people.

The flowering dogwood blooms in snowy blossoms in the spring.

Suzy Bogguss

Suzy Bogguss is a country music and folk singer based in Nashville. Her country hits include “Drive South,” “Letting Go,” “Aces” and “Hey Cinderella.” In recent years, she has been a frequent guest on radio's Prairie Home Companion and has toured with the show as well. Her most recent album is Lucky, a collection of Merle Haggard songs

Flowering Dogwood Facts

  • Scientific name: Cornus florida
  • Range: all across the East and into Texas
  • Height: up to 50 feet tall
  • Fruit: small scarlet berry clusters (poisonous to people)
  • Flowers: white (or pink) four-petaled flowers appear in dense clusters in mid-spring
  • Fall colors: leaves turn dark red and purple

You Can Take Care of Trees Like the Flowering Dogwood

Mighty Cool Tree Fact

Did you know... that in surveys more than 90% of Americans report that trees give them a feeling of peace and tranquility?