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Tree species 

> American Sweetgum


 > On UK Campus


This tree is located outside my dorm and although it is bare right now, I look forward to the warm spring days when it is blooming and beautiful. Its daily presence is a reminder of the balmy seasons to come, which can be related to our experiences over time. Just as the tree is dull and almost lifeless for a portion of the year, our lives can be boring and mundane at some stages. However, we shouldn't get discouraged by this low point. Just as the tree comes to life from spring to fall, we too can experience times of great joy and excitement.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 4775

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 111

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 612

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 64



  1. The favorite American Sweetgum of Maddie in March 2017