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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tupelo

  One of the most special trees in Huckleberry Bog is this huge tupelo tree, Nyssa sylvatica, also called black tupelo.

tupelo tree


This is really the far northern edge of its range. It only grows in mini environments that it likes here. Kind of a treat to see, and this one is huge.
tupelo tree
It is leaning at this funny angle, but still living. This lumpy bark is a bit odd. You have to look at the back side to see the more typical deeply ridged blocks of mature bark.
tupelo bark
Definitely a nifty tree to see. There are some younger ones too because I saw the blocky bark. It was a calm day. I labeled the pictures from yesterday and worked on my notes. I moved a pile of dirt for Irene. I played my game. Tomorrow I head back to the bog for the second half of the project. 

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2 comments:

Ann said...

Interesting. I've never even heard of this kind of tree.

The Furry Gnome said...

There are only a few of those in Ontario, near Lake Erie.

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