November 2020, Sharon Mohney initiated the first large-scale, within-forest planting within Virginia of freshly harvested Torreya seeds.
The seeds were donated by owners of mature horticultural plantings of Florida Torreya in Clinton NC and Mt Olive NC.
The photo left shows an ideal landscape for torreya planting, based on what Torreya Guardians have learned thus far: (1) Planting on a slope beneath a deciduous canopy, and (2) planting amidst evergreen Christmas ferns, which offer superb camouflage for torreya seedlings as protection against winter-hungry deer.
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Email 9 June 2020 from H Bruce Rinker to Connie Barlow:"We now have 3 healthy Torreya specimens growing in the Staunton area."
PHOTO LEFT: One of the Torreyas growing in Staunton, sourced from Torreya Guardians seeds, Fall 2014.
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