TREASURE TREES

#011 Mimosa (Mimosa tenuiflora)

We have not been able to verify if this tree is still alive At the time of its nomination in 1992, it stood between the parking lot for the nuclear plant’s medical facility and an onsite water tower. Mimosa trees are common around Charlotte, they flower all summer long until November. However, they are invasive and spread through root suckers and abundant seeds. They have a short life span and a high susceptibility to disease.

Statistics (1992)

  • Circumference (In.): 125
  • Height (Ft.): 31
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 69
  • Total Points: 173

More Information

  • Nominated By: Ted McMeekin, Dave Phillips, Tom Martin
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Duke Energy
  • Current condition: Unknown
  • Neighborhood: Lake Norman
  • Property Type: Private (restricted access)
  • Nearest Address: McGuire Nuclear Station
  • Ecological Value: When benefits such as stormwater runoff diversion, energy conservation, and leaf surface area (LSA) are converted to monetary value, the same size Mimosa provides significantly less ecological value annually ($60) than a native Willow Oak ($270) of the same size. .
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