picture, too. I am pretty sure what I saw was sweetgum, but
is still some doubt (especially since I am not likely to ever
Both species present, but these seemed to have the larger,
pendant "things" up there. It is just that there were
with those corky wings on the twigs that were so obviously
These did not. Too bad I didn't have my camera. I did save a
oak leaves and pine cones. There were also magnolia and another
with similar shaped leaves, but much thinner and sort of
the back -- definitely evergreen. The terminal bud was pointy
nowhere near as big as magnolia. I can't find it in any of my
guides. Photos at : http://www.bcn.net/%7Ejohneich/treetops.html
Anyway, here is a list after all:
Callaway Gardens, near Pine Mountain, Georgia, in the area of
Southern Pines Conference center. Most trees were in a cove
main swimming area of Chickadee Lake.
115.5'h, 13.1'c really nice tree
126.2'h, 6.5'c balding bark to 6'h
112.5'h, 3.2'c high h/d ratio
Southern Red Oak
Either Longleaf or Loblolly Pine (?) I think both were present,
was the tallest pine there.
The following oaks were different species, but I was guessing by
leaves at the base.
Water Oak (?)
??? Oak #1 Whitish blocky bark like white oak up here (not like
white oak there, though, which was shaggy above like a shagbark
??? Oak #2 Very dark bark, almost black, similar to northern red
Laurel-like leaves, glossy, non-serrated, 6"x2",
alternate, pointy brown
terminal bud, gray bark like beech tree, can't find in book.
Hey, that is enough "species" to calculate a Rucker
index: 110.7. I
may not know what they are, but they are different species.