photography from the Chesapeake Bay watershed
posted by emory at 10:45 AM
You know, I wonder if this tree might be a Nyssa sylvatica, rather than a Liquidambar styraciflua. Gum tree refers either to a Sweet Gum with it's spiny ball fruit, or to a Tupelo, which has strong red fall color and limbs that grow at odd angles, and is more spreading than a Sweet Gum. Maybe I'll ride by and check it out sometime.
please let me know what you find out, I'll happily change the title
I don't think that it is Nyssa Sylvatica, Black Gum's branches grow at 90 degree angles from the trunk of the tree. Of course, the best way to tell would be to stand under the trunk of the tree and look up, but that might take a bit of effort. Also, black gum tends to grow near water.
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