Black Gum (Tupelo sylvatica)
You can quickly find black gums from the front porch of Bernnheim’s Education Center and near the Visitor Center parking lot. They are also rather common in our natural forest adding their brilliance to autumn landscape. Most grow between 40 and 60 feet tall, but occasionally much taller.
Water Tupelo (Tupelo aquatic) is, as the name implies, very tolerant of wet areas. In fact you will find this species in Bernheim’s own cypress tupelo swamp on the south end of Lake Nevin.
Be sure to check out the link below to see a short peaceful video of this area and to learn more.
A view of Bernheim’s Cypress Tupelo Swamp in a short peaceful video