Good cover for turkeys includes trees 6 or more inches in diameter and at least 30 feet high. The birds roost in trees–usually in the largest ones–and frequently in trees in swamps.
Wild Turkeys on Southeastern Farms and Woodlands, by Dale H. Arner and Verne E. Davison, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (1963). Click here to read the book online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.
artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2016