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MORNING SENTINEL, ORLANDO. FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JUNE 15, SOON 14 (JP) of the allotment funds to Tree That Supplied Planking for Ark Found Growing on Apalachicola River Fix TALLAHASSEE, June 14 (JP) Gopherwood, the tree that is supposed supposed to have supplied the planking for Noahs ark, grows in the Apalachicola Apalachicola river valley in Morida; but it's used for fence posts now. Though the Biblical tree has never been scientifically identified, there is a rare tree in west Florida Florida which the natives know as gopherwood. They also call it D 0 C In the next ; stinking cedar and savin. Because onoit-z. onoit-z. onoit-z. , jx 1W .uu. yvii- yvii- icm-c icm-c icm-c iwom. nis oi-fice oi-fice "satisfactory by Compt. the allotment soon. improve but The much -named -named tree is called Torreya by foresters, who say that the Apalachicola river valley is one of the few places in the U. S. where the legendary wood is found. H State forest service officials re turning here from a survey trip it couia - would be Pnea "am n oi rules gopherwood, but a mount Arayat " "''""f u ",um "" of the 60 feet above the river in Liberty projects. works federal money was relief by Track The backer heavyweight at Miami Miami Plant recreation for a j consideration i was made petitioned ' to operate county. As a result of the trip the forest service probably will recommend to the parks committee of the state planning and advisory board that these trees and natural formation features of this area be preserved as a state park. There are 50 square miles in the area. It extends on the east side of the river from the Bristol-Blountstown Bristol-Blountstown Bristol-Blountstown ferry to near the Georgia Georgia state line where the Chattahoochee Chattahoochee and the Flint rivers merge to form the Apalachicola. Members of the survey party were W. H. Reinsmith, landscape architect of the state forest service; service; William F. Jacobs, assistant district forester; Dr. Herman Kurz, botanist of Florida State College for Women, and Prof. W. L. Mc- Mc- Gowan, of Jacksonville. which grows in the area. Jacobs reported a plenitude of the gopherwood or Torreya trees. 354 tie saia. nowever, tnai large specimens specimens are rare, and that their growth is scattered and not in stands. Although the 1933 legislature legislature passed a law to prevent the extermination of the trees, he said, they are still being out. Jacobs said that the Florida yew was found only at one place and that it appeared to be in danger of extinction unless definite steps are taken to assure its protection. Several other high bluffs are located located in the region with the lowlands lowlands and the slopes covered by a dense forest of hardwood and pine. Near Aspalaga bluff in Gadsden county there is a canyon, 5 feet deep, extending nearly a mile back through outcroppings of limestone. Jacobs said the canyon is so narrow narrow at the top that it can be steppe steppe across. Its walls are lined with a solid mass of ferns, he said, with the maidenhair fern predominating. The assistant district forester quoted botanists as saying that the Apalachicola river region has a greater variety of tree species than any other equal area in north Florida. At least two of the species found in the region are found nowhere nowhere else in the world, he said, and several of them are rare in Florida. Jacobs said he believed that the seeds for the hardwood trees were brought from the north by the river, lodged, took root and spread over the rolling land. The Torreya is a conifer and is classed as a softwood. Jacobs has advanced the theory that it is a hangover from another age. He says he does not wish to destroy The supreme by 34 cases ended, and summer and on the G. T. today the docket in January, with 518 During docketed. The was 354. F ARRIS In a ordered arris and Lake City that city's to require to deliver warehouses The was not but only doing business therefore Similar rendered DECISION In a reversed court in seeking to McGhan home from "McGhan A. Joseph was to determine the amount and of the Torreya tree same wood that old Noah hewed into a catch-all catch-all catch-all for the animal The chief purpose of the survey ; the probable myth that it is the erates a lance was an

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  1. The Orlando Sentinel,
  2. 15 Jun 1934, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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