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Persimmon trees are the feature photo for the month of October in the 2007 Natural Events Calendar.

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Stark white and skeletal, sycamore trees are strikingly attractive during winter.

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Illustration of bald cypress leaves and cones.

Bald Cypress

Bald cypress, Taxodium distichum.

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Illustration of bald cypress leaves and cones.

Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum
Bald cypress is an “evergreen” tree that is not evergreen! Like the leaves of hardwoods, its needles turn yellow in the fall and are shed. A tree associated with dark, mysterious swamps, its impressive form now graces many public landscapes.

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Illustration of bitternut hickory leaves and nuts.

Bitternut Hickory

Carya cordiformis
Of the several hickories in Missouri, bitternut hickory is the only one with long, bright yellow buds. Its common name refers to the bitter taste of the nut — but the flavor doesn't put off squirrels, mice, and deer!

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Illustration of bitternut hickory leaves and nuts.

Bitternut Hickory

Bitternut hickory, Carya cordiformis.

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Illustration of black cherry leaves, flowers, fruits.

Black Cherry

Black cherry, Prunus serotina.

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Illustration of black cherry leaves, flowers, fruits.

Black Cherry

Prunus serotina
Black cherry is prized for its high-quality wood. With its rich red color, it is easy to machine and holds its shape well. Eastern tent caterpillars like black cherry as well, spinning “tents” or bags on the branches for protection while they feed on the leaves.

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Illustration of black gum flowers and fruits.

Black Gum

Black gum, Nyssa sylvatica.

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