Our latest count shows 86 native tree species in New Hampshire. The exact number is hard to state because some species are more commonly found in a shrub form, about a dozen are rare, and others can be distinguished by only the most determined dendrologist.
The following criteria were used to determine inclusion on this list:
- Native to, at least part of, New Hampshire.
- Capable of growing to at least 20 feet tall.
- At least on occasion, must grow as single-stem specimens—some are more commonly found in the shrub form.
Species are split into softwood and hardwood groupings.