Well, to bring a little reality to this thread, here's a picture of the site a few years back. Not a single plant survived in the wild:
Another perspective: this is now a very busy street and the area is booming with activity. It's called the radiotower site because well, there's a radiotower there in the background. Next time you buy a shed in Florida, keep this thread in mind:
along with the S. rubra ssp. gulfensis, there also used to be a gigantic population of thriving S. leucophylla here, and it was slowly destroyed as the soil was being altered for development. I read last year (2013) that the nearby city is one of the fastest growing cities in the US, which would help explain why all of this land is being eaten up at rapid pace. The reason so many people are flocking to this once "middle of nowhere" area is because of military-related jobs (it's near the Eglin Airforce Base).
Well, here's what's left of the S. leucophyllas, photos taken 9/19/14. I doubt there's enough genetic diversity in this little population to do any restoration work. On top of that, it doesn't seem like there's any habitat near the original site that is suitable for reintroduction because everything left is either thick forest or buildings.
Well, at least there's still something alive:
Last Edit: Sept 22, 2014 9:57:44 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Post by meizzwang on Sept 23, 2014 13:37:21 GMT -5
Oh gosh, that's tragic! Were you guys able to take photos of the site before it was destroyed? Would be neat to give us all a glance of something most of us never got to see. S. roseas are really hard to find in the wild these days, there's only a handful of spots that still have them. Some places have large populations, but most others have them scattered here and there.
It really is a sad thing to hear but to see the survivors is warming and ominous at the same time. They are truly lovely specimens but are, in a way, ghostly reminders of what once was . Sad to hear its due to military development too as the office of the Chattahoochee fall line nature conservancy is on fort benning where I live. Depends on where you live I suppose.
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