This one kind of tree threatens South Mississippi forests
Monday, February 5, 2018
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares
Chicken tree, Candleberry tree, Florida Aspen. Ever heard of them? You might know this tree best by its popular local name, the Popcorn tree, or more appropriately the Chinese Tallow.
Never has one imported tree so threatened the forests and coastal plains of Mississippi.
Yet, it is an agriculturally useful and horticulturally beautiful tree. It just doesn’t belong in Mississippi, or the Gulf South, or the United States, for that matter.