Gum, Black- Deceased

Huge Beauty. Loved by owners since the ’50s when they moved in.

Fall Color!!!

Fall Color!!!

Black Gum. Spring. Photo credit: billemory.com

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Address:535 E Rio Rd
Common Name:Gum, Black
Latin Name:Nyssa sylvatica
Circumference:11' diameter 3.5'
Category:- Large Size
- Shape
Best Seen From:drive slowly by or pull onto road across the street.
GPS Coordinates:38.0599845,-78.46191569999999
Comments:Park across the street from the tree on this busy street to view it better. Leaning gracefully, this is one of the biggest Black Gums you will see. Also known as the Black Tupelo, this tree produces a spectacular display in the fall and is often the first to turn. In the spring, its tiny flowers are hard to see, but not for honey bees. Their nectar is the source for Tupelo Honey. Wildlife love the berries on Black Gums as well.
Note the other large oak trees on this well preserved and cared for property.
Owner:Betty Brooks
CATS Observations:If stopping is necessary please stop across the street and do not disturb the tree owner