#010 Paper Mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera)

This Treasure Tree is no longer standing. It was one of the few trees preserved when Second Ward was developed in 1968. Original notes state that this tree was located on the edge of the fountain pool at Marshall Park. In the 2002 Treasure Tree annual health assessment, the tree was noted to be partially dead and falling into the fountain pool. According to satellite imagery, the tree was no longer standing as of 2008.

Statistics (1995)

  • Circumference (In.): 138
  • Height (Ft.): 28
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 46
  • Total Points: 178

More Information

  • Nominated By: Don McSween
  • Year Added: 1994
  • Owned By: City of Charlotte
  • Current condition: Deceased
  • Neighborhood: Second Ward
  • Property Type: Public
  • Nearest Address: Marshall Park, 800 E 3rd Street
  • Ecological Value: The Paper Mulberry is considered an ecological threat as it quickly invades and displaces native vegetation. It’s often found along disturbed areas near forest edges, fields, and roads.