October 18 - October 24
Discover Nature this week as bald cypress and tupelo gum trees add their colors to Missouri’s fall landscape.
Both the bald cypress and the tupelo are romantic trees, often associated with dark, mysterious swamps.
The tupelo has full, graceful foliage, with oval shaped leaves that have a few randomly placed teeth.
Though the Bald Cypress is known as an "evergreen" tree, it isn’t really. Like the hardwoods, its needles turn yellow in the fall and are shed.