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Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research Natural Areas

Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research Natural Areas
Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research Natural Areas

Green Ash, Overcup Oak, and Sweetgum Research Natural Areas are located within the Delta National Forest, in the Mississippi River delta region. They consist of three noncontiguous remnants of very rare virgin bottomland hardwood forest. Some of the oldest sweetgum stands are 250 to 300 years old.

Location: Sharkey County, MS

Year designated: 1976

Acres: 214

Ownership: Federal


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Last Updated: June 28, 2012