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Coccoloba Chapter Rescues Endangered Tillandsias

October 02, 2017

The Koreshan State Historic Site, located just north of Hurricane Irma’s peninsular Florida landfall, took quite a hit.  Many trees, covered in endangered Tillandsias (Air Plants) were toppled.  Thankfully, the nursery survived! 

As soon as they could, volunteers from the Coccoloba Chapter helped rescue endangered Tillandsias from the downed trees.

The photo below shows some of the Air Plants saved from the chipper (or burn pile) by park staff and volunteers.  As resources are available, these endangered epiphytes will be placed in trees around the park.