Torreya State Park After Hurricane Michael | One Year Later

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We visit Torreya State Park one year after Hurricane Michael. Category 4 winds stripped much of the park’s taller trees, which provided shade for many of the rare and endangered trees in the understory. The park’s unique ecology was shaped by its unique geology, and in particular steephead ravines. This terrain also makes it difficult to clear trails and open it primitive campsites.

For an expanded look at Torreya State Park after Hurricane Michael, along with a deeper dive into the ecology of steephead ravines, visit the WFSU Ecology Blog.

Torreya trees outside of the Gregory House, Torreya State Park.
Torreya trees (Torreya taxifolia) outside of the Gregory House, Torreya State Park.