November 9, 2007
Lost the first tree in the summer of 2009
Replanted fall 2009
The Black Gum tree serves as an important late spring food source for bees, and has the distinction of being a favorite with honey producers. The resulting honey is light and mild-tasting, fetching a high price, especially in Florida where it is a million dollar business annually.
Purchased with funds from the Lumpkin Foundation Grant