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Atlanta Photo Of The Day September 24, 2020

#atlanta-ga Photo courtesy of Atlanta Hometown Ambassador, Ellen Britt

“This sweetgum leaf is a bit early turning color but is beautiful nonetheless! The American sweetgum is one of the Peach State’s most common trees, and is found in forests, yards and neighborhoods all over the metro area. It’s leaves put on a colorful show in the fall but some folks don’t like it round, spiky seedheads, known as “sweetgum balls” as they make a mess in your yard and can get caught in your dog’s paws.”