White oak is an important hardwood timber tree and the best cooperage wood in the U.S., used in the construction of buckets, pails, and barrels. This tree produces acorns that are eaten by many species of wildlife. It is the state tree of Maryland and Illinois.
Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida
Dogwood remains a favorite for landscape use. The small size of the tree lends itself to city plantings, and the flowers are beautiful. Birds are attracted to the red berries. Dogwood is the state tree of both Missouri and Virginia.
Common Baldcypress, Taxodium distichum
This tree loses all of its needles in the fall. The needles come out late in the spring and give the tree a soft, feathery appearance. They turn a rich bronze color before dropping.