April 8, 2004
This tree was donated by funds from the Lumpkin Foundation Grant.
Tree located at
Hawthorne Elementary School
2405 Champaign Avenue
With a swollen, fluted, and tapered trunk, it often has conical "knees" that project up out of the water from submerged roots. They reach from 80 to 120 feet in height with a diameter of 3 to 5 feet, sometimes wider.
Thrives in swampland, but will grow in drier situations.
S. Delaware along coast to S. Florida; Mississippi Valley from SW. Indiana to Louisiana and part of S. Texas; remains hardy when planted as far north as New England.