News & Blog – January 2013

Survey Doubles Known Populaton of Hollick’s Birch

Posted on by Andreas Oberli

The Hollick’s Birch or “Grey Bark Birch” is one of Jamaica’s rarest endemic trees in the family Burseraceae (Frankincense and Myrrh).  Andreas Oberli and local students from Jamaica recently set out to survey the last remaining populations of the species. Their surveys, undertaken on Portland Ridge on the south coast, led to the discovery of…