Tree id

Asked August 15, 2019, 4:53 PM EDT

What are these trees? Are either invasive foreign species

Worcester County Maryland plant identification trees

1 Response

The tree in your first two photos looks like a loblolly pine, which is a native tree.
A key to identifying pines is to look at the bundles of needles (called fascicles). Loblolly pines have three or sometimes two needles per fascicle.

The second plant looks like a Chamaecyparis. There is one type that is native to this area (Atlantic white cedar) -- but now rare.
Many of the species used in landscapes and gardens are non-native Asian varieties -- but they are not known to be invasive.