Dogwood tree Basics
Dogwood Trees have a scientific name of Cronus Florida, and they are native to North America. There are many different types of dogwoods such as white dogwoods, pink dogwoods, Chinese dogwoods, and many more. Many dogwoods are known for having flowers as well, some of these dogwoods will bare fruits during the fall. The flowers on dogwoods are white, pink, and red. Unfortunately, dogwoods are extremely susceptible to infestations, and diseases. The dogwood is such a beautiful tree it is actually the state tree in Virginia, North Carolina, and Missouri.
Dogwoods were a reference point for Native American tribes; while these trees were in bloom the tribes often planted their own plants. These trees are very easy to identify during maturity. This is because during old age dogwoods experience a splitting of their bark that makes it look like scales. Dogwoods used to be used to create wheels, and hay forks. The dogwood’s wood is considered strong, and dense which makes for a very efficient building material. The roots of dogwood trees are often used to make colored dyes. Specifically, red, yellow, and blacks are made with dogwood roots. Dogwood trees also provide ideal homes for wildlife due to the large amount of edible aspects they feature.