NorthWest Carrollton with help from Hike for KaTREEna planted a number of Japanese Magnolias.
If your tree is blooming after Tropical Storm Isaac apparently you should not be surprised. Dan Gill says that this is a common occurrance. "We think that the dormant buds already on the tree are triggered to bloom when the high winds remove most of the foliage." The flowers that bloom after a hurricane are paler thant when they bloom in the spring. But blooming after a hurricane reduces blooming in the spring.