Mardie Murie Tree
Evans Property, Waynesville, North Carolina (planted July 2008)
"Mardie Murie" (#15), shown by Michael Dowd, 7/31/08.
Nov 08: Mardie is the green seedling foreground right.
Lee (red shirt) is by John Muir. Michael Dowd
(black shirt far left) is by Johnny Appleseed.
Chuck Dayton (yellow jacket) is in between.
September 23, 2010: noonish on sunny day
9/23/10: mottled sunlight beneath deciduous canopy
(photos by Connie Barlow)
Location is south-facing slope beneath a mostly oak-hickory canopy, with sourwood mid-canopy and lots of shrub-size sassafras, plus some azalea and crossvine. A general lack of evergreen and deciduous ferns (but there are ferns at this specific spot) also indicates dryness. (3,400 feet elevation)
LEFT (May 18, 2012): The old main stem (against the man's hand) is dead. A secondary main stem and another coppice stem from base still have life. This locale appears a bit moister than others on the east side of the Evans property. There are actually ferns nearby: one Christmas fern and several deciduous ferns. There is poison ivy and striped maple. But also sourwood and a pine seedling, which may be contra-indicators that is, the habitat is too dry or sunny for ideal Torreya growth.
RIGHT (May 18, 2012): On a scale in which "Celia" specimen is rated by Lee Barnes as a 10, this specimen is a 3 or 4.
LEFT (May 18, 2012):
Click here for NEXT TREE PLANTED at Evans Property, Waynesville.
Click here to return to EVANS PROPERTY IN WAYNESVILLE PLANTING.
Click here to return to MAIN PAGE OF TORREYA REWILDING PHOTOESSAY.