A Brief History of Indiana Trees

Did you know that Indiana has over 4.5 million forested acres? That’s a lot of trees! In this week’s post, we’d like to share a few facts about the history of the Hoosier landscape and the native Indiana trees that accompany it.

Landscape History

Glacial Formation

Circa 16,000 years ago, glaciers covered Indiana. And for multiple hundreds of years, the landscape didn’t change much. However, while moving outward and then retreating back, the glaciers ended up eventually making enough of an impact to carve out land. Oddly enough, no glacier ever spread over Indiana past the central region of the state.

Thank a Glacier

Glaciers not only shaped the landscape of Indiana, but they helped plant and animal evolution and adaptation that  still exists today. Without glaciers, our state would look quite different.

State Tree Is Named

In 1931, the Tulip tree was named Indiana’s state tree.

Hardiness Zones Map

Indiana trees and plants have a wide range of temperatures to contend with. Indiana’s zones range from 5b in the Northern part of the State, to 7a in the Southern part of the State.

Our Selection

We have Indiana trees for sale. From Sugar Maples, to Red Oaks, to Flowering Dogwood trees, we’ve got what you need. So stop by the farm and support your Hoosier heritage today.

We hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any pictures, or information about trees you’d like to submit, send them our way!

Purchase Trees


Popular Posts

Related Posts


About the author "Hoosier Home & Garden"

Hoosier Home and Garden is your destination tree farm, nursery and all-in-one garden center in the Greater Indianapolis, Indiana area. Priced right to fit any budget, we offer a 1 year guarantee with our installs. High quality work and no hassle. Call 317.225.4732, or stop by the farm today to see how we can provide a solution to fit your needs.


Comments are closed.