Image: Mike Habeck

Sweetgum is deciduous tree native to much of the southeastern United States, and naturalized in many other areas of the country. The trees sport large, deeply-divided, five-pointed leaves. Sweetgum can grow up to 150 feet tall. Most people know the tree from the spiky, ball-like fruits that it drops in enormous quantities during late autumn or winter.

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Education, I fear,
is learning to see one thing
by going blind to another.
~Aldo Leopold ~