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Topic - Jonathan Evans
Not long ago, healthy redbay trees were easy to find in coastal Georgia. Related to the avocado, these evergreens grew 45 feet tall, with black berries that fed songbirds and aromatic leaves that lent their flavor to traditional gumbo.
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With their evergreen leaves, they helped form a year-round protective blanket moderating temperature, light and the intrusion of salt spray in maritime forests, Evans said.
"The forest is becoming less forest and more savanna," he said.