3 and 4 Letter Trees

Name all the commonly known trees whose names are 3 or 4 letters long.
This quiz is based on common English - not scientific taxonomy!
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Last updated: December 3, 2019
First submittedSeptember 30, 2013
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Tree
Ash
Elm
Fig
Fir
Tree
Gum
Lime
Oak
Tree
Palm
Pear
Pine
Tree
Plum
Teak
Yew
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Level 81
Oct 2, 2013
How about "teak"?
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Level ∞
Oct 3, 2013
Nice one. Added it!
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2013
How about NOT teak...then i would have gotten a perfect score!
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Level 15
Mar 10, 2018
Actually, the one I missed was lime.
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Level 53
Dec 1, 2013
Cork?
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Level 33
Oct 4, 2015
Cork trees are oak trees!
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2020
Interesting, I wasn't aware of that :) and Cork, Ireland has no relation with corktrees (Not sure but I think I used to assume that when I was young) it comes from a word meaning marsh
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Level 68
Dec 1, 2013
How about Xmas?
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Level 44
Jun 16, 2020
If only...
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Level 68
Dec 1, 2013
If the trees are "commonly known", what's the point of a quiz? (Sorry, I'm channeling George Carlin right now)
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Level 81
Dec 1, 2013
to check if you're more or less ignorant than the average person about trees.
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Level 82
May 31, 2014
What's the point of any quiz? Should you be here if you can't answer the question? ;)
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Level 64
May 8, 2017
Haha, I like your comment. Not sure how "commonly known" a teak and yew tree are?
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Level 68
Dec 1, 2013
what about Bay or Hop?
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Level 33
Oct 4, 2015
Yeah! I didn't think of bay, but definitely a good answer!
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Level 60
Dec 2, 2013
According to the quiz results, only about 5 trees are "commonly known" (50% or above). The rest should be removed or the quiz qualifier of "commonly known" should be changed.
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Level 71
Mar 6, 2014
Or...they are easy to get if you have a more obvious clue, but thinking them up alphabetically is difficult (see the 3-letter body parts quiz...)
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2020
And the 3 letter animals
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Level 48
Dec 11, 2020
Or, to be fair, some of us were stupid enough not to read the title properly and only tried to think of three-letter trees.......
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Level 26
Dec 3, 2013
The Ents wont be happy for not including them :P
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Level 64
Dec 3, 2013
I would suggest cork and date.
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Level 82
Dec 30, 2014
Date is a type of palm. Cork trees are a type of oaks, iirc.
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Level 44
Jun 10, 2014
Great quiz! I got them all, but then I'm kind of a tree geek.
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2020
Any chance you are also a tea greek? Or tee greek? A fervent golfer or tea enthusiast of Greek heritage.
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Level 74
Jun 11, 2014
Tea tree
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Level 78
Mar 16, 2015
I would never have thought of gum. Around here we only call them sweetgums.
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Level 80
Jul 17, 2015
In addition to sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) there's also the black gum, aka tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica), and the water gum (Nyssa aquatica), all native to the eastern US. There's an unrelated tree, also called water gum, that's native to Australia.
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Level 70
Dec 25, 2016
A gum tree in Australia is a Eucalypt, and there are hundreds of different species including the worlds tallest flowering plant, Eucalyptus regnans (known as the mountain Ash) which are still growing at over 300ft in Tasmania the tallest of which is 327ft and growing. The tallest tree ever measured was not a Sequoia sempervirens, but a type of eucalypt (Eucalyptus), an Australian hardwood tree. In 1872 forester William Ferguson spotted an extremely tall mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans) near the Watts River, Victoria, Australia. Purportedly it was 132.6 m (435 feet) tall. Around that time, multiple specimens of 140 m (459ft.) tall were reported in Victoria, mainland Australia.
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Level 52
Jan 16, 2016
What about the Boab tree thats native to Australia?
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Level 74
Apr 10, 2019
Apparently quizzes have to cater primarily for what is "commonly known" in the northern hemisphere. Disappointing.
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Level 60
Mar 27, 2017
Birch ?
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2017
5 letters.
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Level 72
May 11, 2017
I thought palms were technically plants, not trees. I haven't checked this before posting, but does anyone else here think the same?
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2017
No, why wouldn't palm trees be trees? And trees are plants too.
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Level 59
Apr 26, 2019
Not all palm trees are trees- what people commonly refer to collectively as "palm trees" may be a climber, shrub, or tree.

And yes, all trees are plants, but not all plants are necessarily trees.

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Level 74
Dec 9, 2017
I'd add bay and May (hawthorn, but very commonly known as May tree where I'm from)
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Level 70
Mar 14, 2018
How about tea?
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Level 78
Jun 27, 2018
How about "tree"?
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Level 83
Jul 7, 2018
Ipé or occasionally epay is a jungle wood from a tree of the same name used in decking and marine applications, like teak, jujube (not jojobo) and mahogany. It commonly has thin grains of oily yellow through its darker brown, which cause skin rashes and lung irritation when cut and the dust goes in the air.
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Level 55
Feb 6, 2019
Before YouTube there was YewTree. Millions of people would watch its leaves grow and vote on whether or not they liked it.
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Level 74
Apr 10, 2019
Why is there no tea tree in this quiz? Quizzes don't always have to be US-centric...
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2020
10/13 missed gum, palm and teak :) pretty proud since English is not my native language and this isnt really stuff that comes up in books and movies. (Usually... I am aware of the movie with elm in the title (perhaps the only reason I know it) and oak trees I feel do quite regular make an appearance in literature.
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Level 82
Apr 6, 2020
Wood tree.
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Level 48
Dec 11, 2020
Box tree perhaps? Very common (usually for hedging). In fact one of the central scenes in "Emma" takes place on a hill named for its box trees.