184a Tupelo Pennhill 1 Jpg
Penn Hill Friends Meeting House, 2239 Robert Fulton Highway, Peach Bottom PA

This may be the largest Tupelo in Lancaster County.  Indeed, if this tree were listed at Champion Trees of Pennsylvania (pabigtrees.com), it would be tied for the 4th largest Tupelo in the entire state.  

In 2019 this N. sylvatica measured roughly 10 feet 3 inches in trunk circumference; 50 feet in spread; and a towering 80-85 feet in height.

The second photo shows the Black Gum’s small fruit (not yet ripe) which is a valuable energy food for birds, especially the American Robin. 

This amazing species can surpass 650 years in age and is thus the longest living flowering plant in Eastern North America (not counting clonal plants).


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