Minnesota's Forest Treasures

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Minnesota's Forest Treasures


Learn about Minnesota native trees.
Select a tree below.

poster Black Ash Eastern White Pine Shagbark Hickory Red Maple Black Cherry White Spruce Jack Pine Eastern Cottonwood Balsam Poplar American Elm Tamarack Silver Maple Black Willow Bur Oak Red Pine American Basswood Butternut Sugar Maple Big Aspen White Ash Black Walnut Quaking Aspen Eastern Red Cedar Balsam Fir White Oak Box Elder Paper Birch Bitternut Hickory Hackberry Yellow Birch Northern White Cedar Green Ash Black Spruce Honeylocust Northern Red Oak


Minnesota's Forest Treasures Poster

This brightly colored poster (30 x 20 in.) features 35 of Minnesota's 52 native tree species. The front illustrates the leaf, seed, and tree form. The back of the poster includes information about tree parts, tree measurements, tree planting, and much more. The poster is on heavy paper, shipped folded.

To order a free full-size poster for your classroom, contact the DNR Information Center. Or download (839kb This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.) the complete poster and back panels (8.5 x 11 in.)

image of front of poster
Front of poster


Educational ideas for using Minnesota's Forest Treasures information:

  • Use the PDF informational panels to create a bulletin board about Minnesota's trees.
  • Distribute copies of the PDF informational panels to students.
  • Have students paste the informational panels into a journal to which they add additional comments and drawings.
image of back of poster