Sassafras – 6/26/10

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/26/10

Observation Time: 3:25 p.m.

Observation Location: headwaters of Beaver Brook

Common Name: Sassafras

Scientific Name: Sassafras albidum

Comments: Sassafras albidum is a medium-sized deciduous tree growing to 15–20 m (49–66 ft) tall, with a canopy up to 12 m (39 ft) wide, with a trunk up to 60 cm (24 in) in diameter, and a crown with many slender sympodial branches. The bark on trunk of mature trees is thick, dark red-brown, and deeply furrowed.

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