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Old 07-21-2019, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Ours is the red pine, but if we had to change it I would pick the paper birch. Birches are such an iconic northern tree.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:53 PM
 
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New Mexico's tree is the Piñon Pine, but if it were to change, I suppose the Ponderosa Pine would be a reasonable choice, but it is hardly unique to New Mexico.

The Rio Grand Cottonwood is an emblematic tree of the state, but it is only found in a small part of the state (the middle Rio Grande Valley and rarely more than a mile from the river itself), and it is headed to being an endangered species with little hope of recovering anything like its original range.
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Old Yesterday, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Denver
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The red pine is an ugly tree too. I agree the paper birch would be a sexier, more unique tree.

Part of the problem is finding one that another state hasn't picked, especially in the plains and Rocky Mountain region. I think CO picked the right one with the blue spruce. Thank god they didn't do the aspen . Fall colors are nice, but aspens are a short lived, disease prone tree.
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Old Yesterday, 06:05 AM
 
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California is known for its Redwood trees. from the redwood forests to the gulf stream waters, this land ...
But I would change it paper birch, too Or avocado tree since that is super popular.
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Old Yesterday, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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California is known for its Redwood trees. from the redwood forests to the gulf stream waters, this land ...
But I would change it paper birch, too Or avocado tree since that is super popular.



I would change it to the Washingtonia for California. California has paper birches? You sure its not another type of birches because I saw their southwest range to be about northern Iowa.
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Old Yesterday, 10:34 AM
 
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Iowa is the bur oak, which is the perfect choice. You don't really think of trees and Iowa, but it is the one tree that's most common and iconic across the eastern Great Plains. They're stately, sturdy trees, IMO.
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Old Yesterday, 01:53 PM
 
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mesquite tree.
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Old Yesterday, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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I'd do like a palm tree, just to screw with people because Washington's the Evergreen State.
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Old Yesterday, 05:00 PM
 
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Actually, our state tree in WA is the Western Hemlock, which holds a special place in my heart. Still, if I were to change it, my choice would be another favorite, the Golden Larch. They are a conifer that turns bright yellow in fall and the needles fall off, and are native to our northern mountains.

https://www.mountbakerexperience.com...-larch-groves/
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Old Today, 07:30 AM
 
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California is known for its Redwood trees. from the redwood forests to the gulf stream waters, this land ...
But I would change it paper birch, too Or avocado tree since that is super popular.
Why would you change California to paper birch?


Paper Birch range map (source:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ange_map_1.png)
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