Joanna Macy Tree
Evans Property, Waynesville, North Carolina (planted July 2008)
"Joanna Macy" (#22), shown by Michael Dowd, 7/31/08.
Linda McFarland foreground by stake for Darwin.
Nov 08: Joanna seedling is just left of Lee Barnes (orange shirt).
Chuck Dayton looks on. Notice how autumn brings full sunlight.
Nov 08: Michael Dowd with Joanna Torreya.
Nov 08: Joanna in foreground; Darwin downslope by Dowd
Nov 08: Audubon Torreya fg; Joanna Macy next to sitting Dowd.
Dec 08: Darwin foreground; Macy behind log, red arrow
September 23, 2010: noonish on sunny day
(photos by Connie Barlow)
9/23/10: mottled sunlight beneath deciduous canopy
May, 2011 new growth (photo by Chuck Dayton)
Location is south-facing slope beneath a mostly oak-hickory canopy, with sourwood mid-canopy and lots of shrub-size sassafras, some azalea and vaccinium low red maple, and one silky dogwood. A lack of evergreen and deciduous ferns also indicates dryness. (3,400 feet elevation)
LEFT (May 18, 2012): The main stem is definitely dying; there was no new growth on this stem this year or last.
RIGHT (May 18, 2012): The only new growth, and it is meager, are on 3 small coppice sprouts at base. On a scale in which "Celia" specimen is rated by Lee Barnes as a 10, this specimen is probably a 2 or 3.
LEFT (May 18, 2012): Notice how bare of herbs the surrounding forest floor is. Our experience is that, absent human assistance in getting water during dry spells, this degree of bare forest floor is a very bad indicator for Torreya success.
RIGHT (May 18, 2012):
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