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Lifespan of Some Common Trees in Florida

Lifespan of Some Common Trees in Florida

Source: Loehle, C. (1988). “Tree life history strategies: the role of defenses.” Canadian Journal of Forest Research 18(2): 209-222.

Common Name Scientific Name Average
Lifespan
Maximum
Lifespan
Ash, Green Fraxinus pennsylvanicum 120 175
Cedar, Eastern red Juniperus virginiana 150 300
Cherry, Black Prunus serotina 100 250
Cypress, Bald Taxodium distichum 600 1800
Dogwood, Flowering Cornus florida 125 ?
Elm, American Ulmus americana 175 300
Elm, Slippery Ulmus rubra 200 300
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis 150 200
Hickory, Pignut Carya glabra 200 300
Holly, American Ilex opaca 100 150
Magnolia, Southern Magnolia grandiflora 80 120
Maple, Red Acer rubrum 130 300
Mulberry, Red Morus rubra 125 ?
Oak, Live Quercus virginiana 200 300
Oak, Southern Red Quercus falcata 200 275
Oak, Water Quercus nigra 175 175
Pecan Carya illinoensis 300 ?
Pine, Loblolly Pinus taeda 100 300
Tulip–Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera 250 450
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua 200 300
Tupelo, Black Nyssa sylvatica 250 600