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The Florida yew: In search of one of the world’s rarest trees

The Florida yew, which grows only in a tiny area of bluffs and ravines along the Apalachicola River, is one of the rarest trees in the world. Critically endangered, it might hold the secrets to battling one of the deadliest of human illnesses – cancer. The bark of the Florida yew is a source of the cancer-fighting compound taxol, which has been used to battle breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lukemia and kidney disease.

Two Egg TV went in search of one of these rare trees.

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