This American native tree, commonly known as black tupelo or black gum, is a year-round winner. Its most notable feature is brilliant fall foliage, ranging from scarlet to maroon with touches of yellow and orange. Interesting bark and winter shape add interest to the landscape. Fissured grey bark of mature trees has…Continue
Added by Laura Wagner on August 29, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments
Ever wonder why trees’ leaves change color?
According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, tree leaves have cells that provide the tree with food throughout the year. The cells are made up of chlorophyll, which makes the leaves green. Because of the colder weather in the fall and winter,…