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#1 posted 05-15-2017 12:24 AM

Not a sweetgum variety. An invasive from Southeast Asia. Takes over bottomlands and out-competes native vegetation. Runs rampart. A real issue on the Gulf Coast.

Triadica sebifera. Chinese Tallow. Also called Popcorn Tree because the fruits look like popcorn (popped popcorn, not the kernals). Most professional foresters and wildlife biologists do not see any redeeming value in it, even in the wood which is kinda bland and non-descript.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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