There's a tremendous diversity of natural foods--acorns, beech and hickory nuts, cherries, black gum
, raspberries and huckleberries.
In addition, there is within the sale area an estimated volume of 267 CCF of Black Gum
, Scarlet Oak, Black Locust, and Post Oak Sawtimber that the bidder agrees to remove at a fixed rate.
Students in Richard Howarth's AP environmental science class and Anna Dahlberg's Life Skills class spent the early part of the morning digging holes; after a speaking segment featuring local dignitaries and two students, the planting of Bald Cypress and Black Gum
trees began on three parking lot islands.
Belonging to yet another group are black gum
and tupelo, which are members of the dogwood family.
You may wish to consider the installation of a flowering tree such as a Kousa dogwood, or an Eastern Redbud, Cornel Cherry, Japanese Stewartia, Magnolia, Flowering Crabapple, Black Gum
Tree, Sourwood or a Mountain Ash.
One is a quarter-mile long, the other a mile and a half walk that includes a visit to the Black Gum
Swamp on a board walkway.
To reproduce, it needs to forage among abundantly flowering blue gums or black gums
, close to old-growth trees with multiple hollows for nesting.
Sumacs and black gums
flare red; ashes and hickories swing from amber to gold; the leaflet tips of black walnuts begin to coast downward like minute sunlit canoes.