Ferebee does manage to find some Virginia creeper, two little maples, and some sprouts from the roots of a black gum
A sprawling hemlock forest abuts the black gum
The answer is that black gum
berries are a very situational deer food source, often only being consumed after a heavy wind has occurred causing whole branches (replete with the dark blue berry-like fruit attached) to cascade to the ground.
The Water Tupelo, Nyssa aquatica, and the Black Gum
, Nyssa sylvatica, can be found throughout the state, and both trees have attractive autumn foliage.
Some fast-growing trees that could provide some shade in five to seven years, if the trunks already have a 1- to 2- inch thickness, are heritage river birch, pin oak, black gum
, October glory red maple and Zelkova.
For the Montgomery installation, the artist selected such saplings as sweet gum, black gum
, persimmon and ash.
In the region's Cumberland Plateau, 175 species of tree cover the area, including oak, hickory, black gum
, red maple and other hardwoods.
(Nyssa sylvatica) is a large tree (up to 50 feet tall) with a narrow pyramidal shape that provides stunning fall color.
If you want to mainly attract birds to your yard, consider some trees like live oak, black gum
, flowering dogwood and red mulberry; or shrubs like common juniper, hollies, trumpet creeper or vines and wild grape.
tupelo trees sometimes decay in an unusual manner--from the top of the tree downward.