We just moved into our first house, the first house we’ve ever bought I should say, and along the shoreline of the pond/lake we took down quite a bit of Chinese tallow. It was nice that it cleared up the view, such as what you see above of the house across the lake, but we also wanted to plant some new trees in their place.
A few weeks ago in planning for our future landscaping we dropped by a local nursery and was kind of amazed at their diversity of trees as well as their prices. And finding a water tupelo was kind of exciting because while it is a native, I doubt many people look to it as a something to plant, particularly because it tolerates wet feet quite well. Ok, really well, it likes to be in swamps with lots of water!