#002 Dawn Redwood
This Dawn Redwood is said to have been planted by Dr. James Reed who was a geography professor at Davidson College. It is beleived that he planted the tree with the construction of the house onsite in 1963. Interestingly, this was not the only Dawn Redwood that Dr. James Reed received. This tree has a sister tree on Davidson’s campus, which is included in our program as tree #044. These trees were planted at the same time. Dawn Redwoods grow well in Davidson since they are actually native to North America, although they died off on our continent a few million years ago but survived in Asia. They were reintroduced to North America following WWI.