The camp had been placed under a beautiful tree—the tacamahac, or balsam poplar.
The camp had been placed under a beautiful tree—the tacamahac, or balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera).
They are feeding upon the buds of the balsam poplar; are very fat, and excellent eating.
balsam poplar is found along some of the stream banks and is the largest deciduous tree of the park.
In the balsam poplar the buds are large, sharp-pointed, and gummy; in the Ailanthus they cannot be seen.
Nearly a world tree is this poplar, which in some one of its variable forms is called also tacamahac, and balsam poplar as well.
The balsam poplar has a large bud thickly covered with a sticky, pungent, gelatinous substance.