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An interpretive sign explains how the pond got there.

A break to learn

Take time to read the interpretive sign and learn how the pond got there.

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The trail above Cupola Pond offers a good view of the pond.

Arriving at Cupola Pond

The trail above Cupola Pond offers a good view of the entire pond before the trees leaf out.

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The flared trunks of tupelo gum trees crowd the pond's tanin-stained water.

Botanical Oddity

The presence of tupelo gum trees in the Ozark hills of Ripley County is highly unusual. The other nearest tupelos are 40 miles to the east.

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Broad stumps give tupelo gum trees a sturdy foundation in soft soil.

Broad-based Support

Broad stumps give tupelo gum trees a sturdy foundation in soft soil.

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The smaller tupelo gum trees look like elephant legs.

Elephantine Trunks

The smaller tupelo gum trees look like elephant legs.

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Tupelo gum trees crowd rank on rank in the sinkhole pond.

Rank on Rank

Tupelo gum trees crowd rank on rank in the sinkhole pond.

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