Back home visiting some folks in chicago, I've noticed that although Dawn Redwood seems to thrive here in the few places that I've seen it growing, it has not yet caught on among city landscapers and cannot be found in any parks in the city that I've seen, and I've been looking. I'm not sure if this is because the "natives-only" nazis have influenced against it and opted for bald cypress instead or if people simply don't know about it, but either way it's disappointing.
Dawn Redwood is one of my favorite trees and I consider it extremely important to cultivate, being that it was on the edge of extinction. Also, it technically was a "native" to the continental united states at one point in time. Anybody have any insight? Any advice on who I could contact to spread awareness about it?