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Most endangered tree species

Most endangered tree species in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America, Madagascar

Most endangered tree species

Make sure to check the IUCN red list with most endangered species

Endangered tree species and their characteristics per continent

RegionSpeciesPlace of OriginCharacteristics
AfricaAfzelia quanzensisAngola, Mozambique, and ZimbabweValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AfricaPterocarpus angolensisAngola, Zambia, ZimbabweValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AfricaMilicia excelsaWest and Central AfricaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AfricaPrunus africanaEast and Central AfricaValuable medicinal properties, threatened by over-exploitation and habitat loss
AfricaStrombosia grandifoliaWest and Central AfricaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
Middle EastBoswellia papyriferaEritrea, Ethiopia, SomaliaValuable resin, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
Middle EastPinus brutiaEastern MediterraneanValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
Middle EastPinus halepensisEastern MediterraneanValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
Middle EastCupressus sempervirensEastern MediterraneanValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
Middle EastJuniperus excelsaEastern MediterraneanValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AsiaDipterocarpus alatusSoutheast AsiaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AsiaShorea leprosulaSoutheast AsiaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AsiaHopea odorataSoutheast AsiaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AsiaHopea pierreiSoutheast AsiaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AsiaHopea helferiSoutheast AsiaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AustraliaWollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis)AustraliaAncient species, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AustraliaHuon Pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii)AustraliaAncient species, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AustraliaTasmanian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus)AustraliaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AustraliaRed Cedar (Toona ciliata)AustraliaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
AustraliaYellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora)AustraliaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
MadagascarDalbergia normandiiMadagascarValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
MadagascarTambourissa trichophyllaMadagascarValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
MadagascarCanarium madagascarienseMadagascarValuable oil-producing nuts, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
MadagascarRavintsaraMadagascarMedicinal and aromatic properties, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
MadagascarDracaena fragransMadagascarMedicinal properties, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
South AmericaCedrela odorataSouth AmericaValuable timber, threatened by habitat loss and degradation
South AmericaDipteryx odorataSouth AmericaFragrant seeds, threatened by habitat loss an
Most endangered tree species in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America, Madagascar
Most endangered tree species in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America, Madagascar

Endangered tree species and their characteristics per place of origin

Tree SpeciesPlace of OriginCharacteristics
Dalbergia normandiiMadagascarMoist, lowland forests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its valuable timber.
Tambourissa trichophyllaMadagascarMoist, lowland forests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its valuable timber.
Canarium madagascarienseMadagascarMoist, lowland forests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its valuable oil-producing nuts.
RavintsaraMadagascarMoist, lowland forests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its medicinal and aromatic properties.
Dracaena fragransMadagascarDry deciduous forests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its medicinal properties.
Cedrela odorataSouth AmericaForests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its valuable timber.
Dipteryx odorataSouth AmericaForests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its fragrant seeds.
Swietenia macrophyllaSouth AmericaForests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its valuable timber.
Cariniana legalisSouth AmericaForests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its valuable timber.
Brosimum alicastrumSouth AmericaForests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its edible nuts.
American ChestnutEastern United StatesThreatened by chestnut blight. Conservation efforts underway to restore.
California CondorWestern United StatesLarge bird of prey. Threatened by habitat loss, lead poisoning, and other factors. Conservation efforts underway to restore.
Interior Douglas FirWestern United States and CanadaThreatened by habitat loss, disease, and climate change.
Atlantic White CedarEastern United StatesCoastal plain. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, and over-exploitation for its valuable timber.
Canopy Trees of Pacific NorthwestPacific Northwest (Various species)Ancient and biodiverse forests. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, climate change, and other factors.

These are just a few examples, and the list of endangered tree species is much longer. It is important to conserve these species and their habitats to ensure the survival of these unique and valuable resources.

The situation with endangered tree species can be concerning, but it’s not too late to make a positive impact. There are many conservation efforts underway to help protect and restore these species and their habitats. It’s important that we continue to raise awareness and support these efforts to help ensure their survival for future generations.

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