Trees Not Native to Kansas

Giant cottonwood tree with fall foliage

Though Kansas’ state tree, the cottonwood, is native to the part of the continent where Kansas is now found, other trees are not. Some were brought from other places — such as Europe, China, Japan or other parts of Asia — and planted deliberately. In other cases, some voyaging seed hitched a ride and found […]

4 Fun Facts About Trees

The Canopy of this Forest has a Heart Shaped Hole showing Blue Sky

Though trees haven’t been around since the beginning of life on Earth, life on Earth now would be nearly impossible without them. Trees provide food, shelter, timber, and oxygen. They thrive in Wichita’s humid subtropical climate and are beautiful to behold. Even the ancient bristlecone pine has its own gnarly beauty. Though they can’t run […]