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Liquid Amber
Styraciflua hamamelidaceae

Location: School Street
Park: Niles Community Park
District: Niles
Native to: N. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous broadleaf native to southeastern US and Mexico. 5 to 7 lobed palmate yellow-green leaves with deep indentations and fine serrated. Seed pod is 1.5" diameter with sharp spikes. Specimen tree is 15' tall with typical pyramidal shape. Good Fall colors of yellow and red. Also called sweetgum.

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Illustration by Hugh Danaher