Friday, November 05, 2010
Did you know there's a Tupalo at the UW-Madison Arboretum and it's deep red and gorgeous?
They were talking on the radio about the Tupelo tree next to the Visitor Center at the UW-Madison Arboretum, so we decided to run over and catch some of the color before it disappears. A sign notes this is a tupelo or black gum (Nyssa sylvatica). It was planted in 1956 and is at the northwestern edge of its range here in southern Wisconsin. It has a chilly autumnal beauty this time of year, but of course this is what I think of when I hear the word Tupelo.