Southwest Corridor Park

Tree Planting in the SWCP

September 2019:

Please welcome our new Tupelo Tree (Nyssa sylvatica), purchased by the Conservancy with funds donated by neighbors like you.

Please help us give it a name! Please email your suggestion(s) to: and include your first name.

In May, when the tree has survived the winter, we will announce the name. Please come here to our website ( to learn about this and other trees and see what names have been chosen, and to donate to help keep the new tree healthy.

About Nyssa sylvatica

One of the most attractive native trees around. Summer leaves are a dark green with a high-gloss appearance, but the most spectacular part of this tree is the fall foliage with many shades of yellow, orange, bright red, purple or scarlet that may appear on the same branch. Bark matures to medium gray and resembles alligator hide. Fruit is bluish-black and is loved by many birds. Makes a strong specimen tree. Grows 30'-50' high, with a 20'-30' spread. Prefers well-drained, acid soils, and full sun to partial shade. (Information from the Arbor Day Foundation website)

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