A Remarkable black tupelo

Tree Information
Common Name: black tupelo
Scientific name: Nyssa sylvatica
Category: Old tree
Notes: Black tupelo is a long-lived tree that can live 250 to 600 years. Although most old black tupelos are hollow and cannot be cored, one indication of their age is the size of the plates that make up the bark. This tree, growing at the base of Pocosin Hollow, near Shenandoah National Park, is noteworthy for its large plates, and is believed to be very old.
Best time to photograph: any
Nominator: Tom Dierauf
Location of Tree
County/City: Greene
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