List Of Tree Species In Rwanda

What is Tree Species?

A species is a class of plants or animals whose members have the same main characteristics and are able to breed with each other.

List Of Tree Species In Rwanda

Tree SpeciesClassification
Ash Tree SpeciesDeciduous
Peepal Tree SpeciesDeciduous
Apple Tree SpeciesDeciduous
Cherry Tree SpeciesDeciduous
Cypress Tree SpeciesEvergreen (except for bald cypress trees)
Banyan Tree SpeciesEvergreen
Elm Tree SpeciesDeciduous and Semi-deciduous
Palm Tree SpeciesEvergreen
Oak Tree SpeciesDeciduous (a small number of oak trees are evergreen)
Avocado Tree SpeciesEvergreen

How Many Types of Trees Are There?

The number of tree species raises the question – how many types of trees are there?

While some scientists believe that more than 80,000 types of trees (tree species can be found worldwide, others have estimated the number to be around 60,000.

In scientific terms, a tree is a plant that grows a large stem known as a trunk, which extends into branches and leaves. Therefore, trees are a variety of plant species that have evolved its trunk and branches to allow for a higher reach towards direct sunlight.

All trees are divided into two categories:

  • Deciduous trees – (hardwood trees)
  • Evergreen trees – (coniferous trees)

It should be noted that a small number of coniferous trees have deciduous characteristics.2

What Are the 4 Types of Trees?

When asking the question, what are the 4 types of trees, the answer is often summed up as follows:

  • Softwood
  • Hardwood
  • Broadleaf
  • Cedar.