Spiky round fruiting structures which hold the seeds as well as star-shaped leaves are signature characteristics of the sweetgum, a tree native to southern Indiana and utilized ornamentally throughout the state. Learn more about the sweetgum from Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee on this edition of ID That Tree.
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Sweetgum, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
Sweetgum, FNR-Hardwood, The Purdue Arboretum Explorer
Sweetgum, Native Trees of Indiana Riverwalk, Purdue Fort Wayne
ID That Tree, Playlist
A Woodland Management Moment, Playlist, Purdue Extension-FNR YouTube Channel
Investing in Indiana Woodlands, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
Forest Improvement Handbook, The Education Store
Lenny Farlee, Sustaining Hardwood Extension Specialist
Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resource