Family BusinessJTS UniversityFall Series, Episode 3: Fall Tree Hike with Jackson Tree Service University

Get ready for not just any old hike, but rather a tree hike with our knowledgeable professors of Jackson Tree Service University. Follow along as Carli and Hattie point out the features and uses of five different St. Louis trees (with a short pit stop at the park).




Carli: Hey guys, it’s me, Carli.

Hattie: And me, Hattie.

Carli:  We’re your professors here at Jackson Tree Service University.

Hattie: Today, you guys are in luck, because we’re going to take you guys on a hike, but not just any hike, a tree hike.

Carli:  All of the trees you guys will be seeing today will be broadleaf trees. So, let’s go.


Black Walnut Tree


Carli:  First up we have a black walnut tree. Oh wait, here’s one now. Hattie, did you know that Native Americans used to use the inside of a black walnut to cure intestine diseases?

Hattie:  Ew, that’s gross. Black walnut trees can grow to be 125 feet tall.

Carli:  That’s humongous.

Carli: Hey Hattie, you ready to go find our next tree?

Hattie: Yeah, let’s go.


River Birch Tree


Hattie:  Next up is a river birch tree. River birches grow really fast.

Carli: Native Americans used to boil down the sap and add honey to make birch beer.


American Sycamore Tree


Hattie: Next up is an American sycamore tree, which is a large tree that can grow up to 150 feet tall. It only has one trunk.

Carli: This is the tree Native Americans would use to hollow out to make canoes, and as these trees get older, they shed the bark on their branches.

Carli: We had to take a little break at the playground, but now we’re ready to get going, so let’s go onto the next tree.


Persimmon Tree


Carli: Next up is a persimmon tree, which are used to make jelly, syrup, ice-cream, or pie. Their leaves are used to make tea.

Hattie: Folklore says that you can cut up a persimmon seed and see how harsh the winter’s going to be.


American Hornbeam


Carli: Last of all we have an American hornbeam. They don’t grow very fast, they stay small for a long time. They only get up to 35 feet or less.

Hattie: Wildlife loves the fruit from these tress. Everything from quail, duck, rabbits, deer, turkey. You name it, they love it.

Hattie: We hope you guys learned something today. We hope we can bring you back in the spring and show you all the difference to these trees.

Carli: I hope you guys enjoyed this video and make sure to smash that subscribe button and give us a big thumbs up. If you have any questions, or trees you want us to mention in a different video, make sure to put that down in the comment section below. Thanks for watching, bye.

Hattie: Bye.


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