Have a new perspective of this wet habitat and rendezvous with the state champion water tupelo
It's an excellent place to stretch your legs for an intriguing 15-minute trail walk among water tupelo
and bald cypress trees.
These bald cypress and water tupelo
are likely hundreds of years old; their bases fan out near the water's surface, several feet lower than the high-water mark indicated on their trunks.
32 Water Tupelo
Lane measures at 1,438 square feet with a lot size of 2,178 square feet.
Nontidal forests were dominated by water tupelo
(Nyssa aquatica L.), Carolina ash (Fraxinus caroliniana Mill.), Ogeechee tupelo (Nyssa ogeche Bartr.
The trees thrive in wet conditions and are often found in swamps, either alone in pure stands or growing alongside water tupelo
, maples and oaks.
The remaining hardwood species include bald cypress, black walnut, green ash, pecan (native), persimmon and water tupelo
. These are sold at $190 per 1,000 with a minimum order of 100 seedlings at $25.
Factors influencing stump sprouting of swamp and water tupelo
During summer both species commonly roost in large diameter water tupelo
The Water Tupelo
, Nyssa aquatica, and the Black Gum, Nyssa sylvatica, can be found throughout the state, and both trees have attractive autumn foliage.
On the strength of its 12 1/2-foot diameter, a new 590-point champion water tupelo
in Hampton County, Virginia beat out the old champ by 74 points and moved its species from 30th to 19th place in the Register.