(Nyssa sylvatica Marshall; Cornaceae), oak (Quercus spp.
It's no wonder this vibrant northeast Mississippi town is named for the blackgum
or Tupelo trees that once dotted its landscape.
Available trees include: balsam fir, beech, blackgum
, Carolina silverbell, cherry (flowering only), Colorado spruce, crabapple, dawn redwood, dogwood (possibly), Fraser fir, fringetree, hawthorn, honeylocust, hop-hornbeam, hornbeam, Japanese stewartia, Japanese tree lilac, dogwood, larch, linden (all varieties), Norway spruce, pin oak, oak (red, white and swamp white), sweetgum, tulip tree, white fir, white pine, yellowwood, and zelkova.
They like blueberry, dogwood, hawthorn, holly, beautyberry, blackgum
, serviceberry and viburnum.
Deer will go where the most abundant forage is located, whether that resource is wheat, sunflowers, blueberries, forbs, blackgum
, coralberry, cranberries, acorn mast, oak buds, shin oak, maple buds, grapes, persimmon, snowberry, honeysuckle, greenbrier, blackberries, sumac bushes or cottonwood.
The Sinking Pond watershed has at least seven tree community types (Patterson, 1989) comprised primarily of: blackgum
(Nyssa sylvatica Marshall), northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.
40 Lingfield The town in Mississippi was originally named Gum Pond before the Civil War, due to the high number of tupelo trees, locally known as blackgum
, that grow in the area.
The wet areas are home to Swamp and Water Tupelos, Bald Cypress, Blackgum
and Overcup Oaks.
The Messenger," a Blackgum
Production of an animated Cherokee story in the Cherokee language with English subtitles; 2 p.
Very old trees (over 250 years) of both coniferous and hardwood species include hemlock, white pine, blackgum
, sugar maple, beech, chestnut oak, and white oak.
Endomycorrhiza influence growth of blackgum
seedlings in flooded soils.
In 1902 Redbird Smith, breaking away from the Four Mothers Society, led a renewal of the Oklahoma Cherokee Ketoowa or Night-Hawk Society and laid out a traditional ceremonial ground on Blackgum