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A medium-sized tree, typically to 40 feet tall and a trunk to 12" in diameter, with short, stout, stiff branches that form a narrow, oval crown of dark green foliage. The twigs are often armed with straight spines.




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Without knowing what it was, I saw my first gum bumelia when we were building a terrace on the back of our home. It was about 3 inches in diameter and 10 feet tall with a nice canopy. It just happened to be growing right in the middle of the area where we wanted the terrace to be. I wanted to save the attractive tree but thought it would be futile, since we would be covering the area with 3-4 feet of fill. If I had only known how tough it was I would have built around it.


Why is it that the tree is so forgettable? One of the reasons may be that the physical characteristics of the tree, although pleasing to the eye, are in no way attention-grabbing. The leaves are similar to a live oak and even to a mountain laurel. The leaves are alternate on the stem and may be single or in clusters of two or more. Each leaf is smooth on the top and hairy below. There may or not be thorns, and the ones that are present are not menacing.


The tree may sprout from the roots and can form thickets. But it can also grow to 12 inches in diameter and reach a height of 40 feet or more in good conditions. Its bark is brown but has a tinge of red in the fissures. It is semi evergreen and is drought tolerant over a wide range of soils.


Another reason that it may not be well known is the information about the tree or trees from our usual sources leads to a bit of confusion. For instance, the USDA Plants Database lists five different species of Sideroxylon lanuginosum, with each having the common name of gum bully and none have a common name of gum bumelia. Four of those species are native to Texas and three of the four are in our geographical area.


The Wildflower Center lists six common names for Sideroxylon lanuginosum, including gum bumelia, gum bully, woolybucket bumelia, chittamwood, gum elastic and coma. But the one species for which the Center has a specimen, Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. obolongifolium, collected in Bexar County, is the one species in Texas that the USDA Plants Database indicates has been found only in far North Texas. So apparently we have four species in the area with the name gum bully.


The moral of this story is threefold. (1) There is a good reason that scientists use scientific names instead of common names. (2) You will not be wrong if you refer to any one of the five species of Sideroxylon lanuginosum as gum bully. (3) Even a nondescript host can attract a beautiful guest on occasion.


In our last blog post we covered three popular exotic wood options, that C3 Forest Products obtains from a sustainable forestry program in Costa Rica. The country is well known for its tropical forest cover and stunning trees, and we are blessed to have access to these beautiful resources.


A striking tree easily recognized by its distinctive branching, crown, and leaves, the Matchwood tree has a smooth, gray, ringed trunk, and large umbrella like top. The trunk is often 6-18" in diameter and wood is pale brown throughout, soft, fairly lightweight, and fine textured.


Frequently found in the upland forests and old open woodlands in Peru, the Macho tree is also common on the savannah margins and prefers open forests with abundant light. It can also be found widespread in the wet forests of Costa Rica.


Matchwood is also known as Mountain Trumpet, because of it's unique shape. The heartwood of this stunning tree is light brown with some gray, and a narrow band of sapwood that is nearly white. It is easily worked with and has a fine finish perfect for planing, shaping, mortising, and sanding. Resistance to screw splitting is excellent, making it a great option for custom furniture. Matchwood is in limited supply and a hot commodity in the United States.


Old Fustic, also known as Dyers Mulberry and Argentine Osage Orange, comes from the Macluria Tinctoira tree and is common in the West Indies and South America. The tree produces a yellow dye, called fustic, primarily used for coloring khaki fabric for U.S. military apparel during World War 1. This application is what the tree is best known for, however, there are other uses as well. The leaves can also be used to feed silkworms.


Trees of indeterminate species are scattered around Bullworth. Most of them serve as decorative objects, but some of them can be climbed. These trees can be distinguished from ordinary ones by the presence of creeping vines on a side of the tree.


At a news conference in Los Angeles on Monday, the families said they have been dealing with racist bullying at the school for years with little to no response. One family shared they had numerous communications with Pepper Tree Elementary regarding their four children starting in 2017.


Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon Management: Standard Regional CropA plant of lowland moist to wet areas in the tropics and subtropics[379 ]. It grows best in areas where the mean annual rainfall ranges from 1,500 - 4,000mm, though it has been grown in areas with up to 7,000mm[379 ]. It prefers a mean annual temperature within the range 16 - 31c[379 ]. It is not tolerant of frost[379 ]. Although it grows faster in a sunny position, the plant is extremely tolerant of shade[379 ]. The plant is not exacting as to soil type, though it seems to dislike pure sands and to prefer moist but well-drained conditions[378 ]. Trees are very wind tolerant[379 ]. The trees grow slowly - 5 year old trees in the wild are around 4.5 metres tall[379 ]. Good flowering and fruiting years are usually every 3 - 4 years[379 ]. Except when very young, the tree cannot be coppiced[379 ]. Young plants quickly develop a tap root. Mature trees have a strong, moderately deep root system and are wind firm[379 ]. The tree grows best in Puerto Rico on alluvial plain where it may reach the age of 400 years[317 ].


Sideroxylon lanuginosum is a shrub or small tree of the family Sapotaceae. It is native to the Sun Belt and Midwest of the United States as well as Northeastern Mexico. Common names include Gum Bully, Black Haw, Chittamwood, Chittimwood, Shittamwood, False Buckthorn, Gum Bumelia, Gum Elastic, Gum Woolybucket, Woolybucket Bumelia, Wooly Buckthorn, Wooly Bumelia, Ironwood and Coma.


The Bully Bar also known as a Dibble Bar is a tree planting bar. The Bully Bar, Tree Planting Bar, is for use in non-rocky soil that is easy to penetrate. The blade of the dibble bar, Tree Planting Bar is wedge shaped in cross section. The dibble bar, Tree Planting Bar is 38" long with a 3" wide x 10 1/4" blade which tapers to a thin wedge.


Best Bully Sticks provides high-quality, all-natural bully sticks, dog treats, and dog chews. Our bully sticks and other products come from livestock and are crafted into totally natural, protein-rich dog treats and chews. Unlike chemically treated rawhides that promote bacteria growth and can present a choking hazard, bully sticks are hygienic and durable.


Decorating the Christmas tree marks the start of the Christmas season, but can be difficult if you have a curious dog or puppy. Learn how to dog-proof your Christmas tree to keep your dog (and ornaments) safe from harm.


Dogs and cats may be curious about your Christmas tree and if it is not tightly anchored, it may tip and fall. The tree could fall and injure your pet, break fragile ornaments, or spill the tree water on your floor. Anchoring your tree will keep it in place throughout the Christmas season. A Christmas tree gate will help keep dogs and curious puppies from getting too close.


Dogs, especially new puppies, can be curious about a new item in their home. Real Christmas trees have lots of smells and scents and a curious pet may feel inclined to investigate. Leaving your tree bare for a few days will allow your dog to get used to the tree without risking breaking any of your fragile ornaments.


Are Christmas trees poisonous for dogs? The answer is no, Christmas trees are not particularly toxic. However, mistletoe, holly, and poinsettia are all toxic for your pet. Poinsettias can cause mild to moderate gastrointestinal irritation, while holly and mistletoe are more dangerous. They can cause more serious gastrointestinal issues and, in rare cases with mistletoe, cardiovascular issues.


If your dog investigates or bumps your Christmas tree, your favorite ornaments can be at risk! Put your fragile or delicate ornaments on sturdy branches at the top of your tree to avoid them getting knocked off and breaking.


Though it is not as common to put lit candles on Christmas trees today, the tradition should definitely be avoided if you have a pet. Not only are lit candles a fire hazard, but your dog could get hurt if they bump into them or knock them over. In general, make sure any lit candles are away from your Christmas tree and out of reach of your pet.


These Yoder Nylon brand leather and chain tree leads will offer the strength and dependability you need in the field. With a feel that can not be replicated by imitation products these leads are built with high quality durable leather! Pair that with their sewn/riveted double reinforced construction and you have one of the best leather leads on the market.


Tough bully is an evergreen or deciduous shrub or tree in the Sapotaceae family found from the southernmost part of NC south to FL. in the coastal plains. The tree will grow up to 30 feet tall and is evergreen in warm winter areas and deciduous further north. In spring clusters of tiny white fragrant flowers occur and are followed by berries that mature to purplish black that are attractive to birds and deer. The branches have thorns and the stems have a milky sap when broken. 041b061a72


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