There is a small grove of these trees on either side of a major trail junction on the southwest side of Laurelwood Park, near the base of the mountain. I tried to get a few pictures, but I am not sure even to family on this one.
I don't know if these are really the true Southern Magnolia… Whatever they are, they're quite popular up here; despite the fact that they really don't seem to do well as they might. They grow OK at first; but seem to fade after a few decades and don't usually become the monumental specimens seen elsewhere.
One of the cities' preferred street side plantings; put in especially starting 20 years ago after some very bad results with Liquidambers that destroyed miles of sidewalks…
The second pix was added to give a better idea of the tree. It was taken a block away 8/30/13.
Seeking to document observations of non-native introduced species outside of their original homelands. Observations must be of organisms that were introduced to an area by humans recently (established populations of introduced species are okay), not natural shifts in range, or migrations.