Self-tutoring about local trees: the tutor mentions the sweetgum for the second time.
Back on September 15, 2015, I noted a sweetgum tree in Campbell River. Its star-shaped leaves were how I identified it.
Yesterday, I saw one without leaves and didn’t recognize it as a sweetgum. After some research I discovered its numerous spiky fruits, still present after its leaves have fallen, tell that it is, indeed, a sweetgum. This one isn’t big like others I’ve seen, but seems prosperous enough, given the many dozens of fruit hanging from it. I saw it down in Parksville.
Source:Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.