Torreya taxifolia is a federally endangered conifer. It exists in a narrow range of habitat in Georgia and Florida. The oldest one in the country still stands in Norlina in Warren County and is around 150 years old. In an effort to save the species, an activist group called the Torreya Guardians planted thirty-one seedlings near Waynesville. While it will take years to prove it, the group feels moving the tree northward will improve its chance to produce seeds.