Julian Huxley Tree
Evans Property, Waynesville, North Carolina (planted July 2008)
"Julian Huxley" (#24), shown by Connie Barlow, 7/31/08.
Nov 08: Dowd with Julian seedling.
Nov 08: Dowd/McFarland just downhill of Julian.
Lee Barnes downhill of Loren. The seeping cliff wall
is visible in distance to right of subcanopy beech
trees retaining their bronze leaves. Notice ravine
between seeping cliff wall and foreground forest.
September 23, 2010: noonish on sunny day
9/23/10: mottled sunlight beneath deciduous canopy
(photos by Connie Barlow)
9/23/10: looking straight up above Julian tree
Julian Huxley specimen is one of 4 specimens that were planted on a south-facing slope intermediate between the driest East part of the Evans property and the east-facing moist ravine slope on the West side of the property. (3,400 feet elevation)
LEFT (May 18, 2012): Welcome indicator plants nearby are a Christmas fern, but nearby sourwood is a bad sign, as is a baby flame azalea and some crossvine.
RIGHT (May 18, 2012): There is no apical new growth, only singlet lateral branch growth. On a scale in which "Celia" specimen is rated by Lee Barnes as a 10, this specimen is probably a 5.
LEFT (May 18, 2012):
RIGHT (May 18, 2012): The relatively open forest floor is a bad sign for the future health of this species. It may indicate unhealed prior human disturbance.
LEFT (May 18, 2012).
ABOVE: These top-down views of the main stem of Julian Huxley offer a very poor prognosis for the survival of this specimen. The lack of an apical bud on the main stem means there will be no vertical growth this year. And there are only a total of 9 leaf buds on the main stem and 3 leaf buds on the ancillary basal stem.
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