Stump the Chump
This issue we continue with our “reverse Q&A,” because our readers are having such a good time with it.
The late Professor Donald Wyman, of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum fame, asserted that this was the tree most often sent in for identification. This tree sports brilliant fall coloration and its fruit is an ovoid drupe about half an inch long.
The first reader to guess correctly will win a lilac from Lilac Hill Nursery. Submit answers to email@example.com or by calling 585-733-8979.
It’s Nyssa sylvativa, aka black gum, or pepperidge tree.
Answers from previous issues: March-April 2014, Dunstan hybrid chestnut; November-December 2013, Sorbus alnifolia, Korean mountain ash.