Tree discoveries: sweetgum

The tutor shares another neighborhood discovery.

Walking downtown last night, I noticed a large tree with star-shaped leaves. They looked too simple to be maple; each lobe had only one point. The lowest leaves were about four feet above my head.

To see an example of the leaves, look here. Simultaneously, you’ll discover they belong to the sweetgum. As the article explains, sweetgum originates in the southeast US, but has been transplanted elsewhere as an attractive ornamental. Once again, our mild climate welcomes it.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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