How Property Owners Can Help
Owners and managers of property in Liberty and Gadsden counties in Florida, and in Decatur County, Georgia, can help to save the Florida Torreya tree. If your land is in one of these counties and is within the Apalachicola River watershed, or has bluffs or ravines, you may have Torreya trees. You can help by determining whether you have Torreyas using one of the methods listed below or, if you already know of Torreyas on your property, reporting them to the Project Manager.
If you do have Torreya trees, we can advise on best practices for protecting and managing them. Your trees may be useful in a breeding program so that one day healthy trees can be reintroduced into their native habitat. Even if you don’t have Torreya trees, your property may be useful for out-planting experiments with Torreya seeds or seedlings raised in the off-site safeguarding collection managed by our partner Atlanta Botanical Garden. Contact the Project Manager if interested.
Request a Survey or Do Your Own
Would you like to know if Florida Torreya trees grow on your property, but don’t have the time to survey yourself or are not sure how to identify the trees? Or maybe you have seen trees in the past but no longer have good mobility? TorrreyaKeepers would be happy to survey your ravines for you. This is a free service. Contact the Project Manager for more information or to request a survey.
If you prefer to do your own survey, we would appreciate it if you could let us know that you have Florida torreya on your property. Please send photos to us so that we can verify.
Best Management Practices
Learn what you can do to protect your trees and manage their habitat.