What Are Some Common Trees in Texas?


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Pecan, mesquite and Texas red oak are some common trees found in Texas. Texas is home to many regions and growing climates that support their own unique tree varieties.

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Pecan trees are a strain of large hickories that grow naturally along Texas stream banks. They can reach up to 100 feet in height and thrive in sunny conditions and rich, well-drained soils.

Found throughout Texas, mesquite trees are common in dry environments. These thorny trees range from small to medium height and produce beans that can negatively impact cattle, horses and goats.

Texas red oak trees normally range from 30 to 50 feet tall but have occasionally been known to reach over 75 feet. With a high heat tolerance and low water requirements, the Texas red oak is often found west of the Pecos River in central and north central Texas.

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