Fretting foresters

Tree experts sow seeds of salvaging

Posted: September 1, 2012 at 3:26 a.m.

Foresters say that oaks create many natural hybrids, and so it’s difficult to specifically identify them. But these appear to be water tupelos, still doing quite nicely despite the drought in the dwindling bed of Five-Mile Creek in North Little Rock.

When Patti Erwin drove from Fayetteville to Little Rock last month, she looked at the trees.

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