Black Tupelo?

Jeff Wagner larix at
Mon Oct 18 21:00:15 EST 1999

Tupelo does not move easily, and I would guess that the younger the tree
the better chance you may have of getting it established.

> During a recent wind storm I lost a 60' hickory in my front yard.  I
> want to replace the tree, but, having a number of hickories, was
> considering something new.
> I would like to start with something 15-20'.  I am wondering if anyone
> has any experience with nyssa sylvatica (black tupelo, black gum
> pepperidge....).  Does it move well at that size?  Is it a fast grower?
> Attract birds?  I've read it is native to NY state, but have never seen
> one here.  Any thought as to why it is absent?
> Someone suggest I try America Chestnut.  Is their a blight resistant
> tree available?
> Any thoughts?
> Barbie

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