- sweet + gum (Wiktionary)
“The tree is often called a sweetgum, but it also goes by the name "alligator tree" because it does look like one.”
“In Mississippi, a Louisiana police officer was killed on Wednesday morning when a towering sweetgum tree fell onto his tent as he shielded his young daughter with his body, said Kim Korthuis, a supervisor with the National Park Service.”
“All major specimen trees, primarily pine and sweetgum, were saved due to the compact vertical building footprint and lack of site re-grading.”
“The best way to attract them is to plant their caterpillar host plants which include birch, sweetgum, alder, sumac, hickory and walnut.”
“Caterpillars especially like oak, birch, sweetgum, willow and other hardwoods.”
“Iris, swelling alder, cherries, tulip poplars, Bradford Pears and sweetgum competed with red oaks in full bud to delight the eyes as we wound our way through the narrow streets of a darling little town called Decatur in search of the legendary Eddie's Attic and rising folk music star, Ellis.”
“To the south, the natural vegetation had dominant trees of sweetgum, post oak, and red cedar, along with patches of bluestem prairie.”
“On some moist sites, especially in the far south near Florida, Southern mixed forest occurred with beech, sweetgum, southern magnolia, laurel and live oaks, and various pines.”
“Before cultivation, this area was covered by bottom-land deciduous forest with an abundance of green and Carolina ash, elm, cottonwood, sugarberry, sweetgum, and water tupelo, as well as oak and bald cypress.”
“The upland pine community was mostly longleaf pine along with sweetgum, white oak, southern red oak, willow oak, blackgum, and hollies.”
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