The Tropical Flowering Tree Society was formed in 1988 by a handful of enthusiasts interested in promoting, propagating and preserving tropical flowering trees. Some of the goals of the Society are to:
- Create a forum for the exchange and distribution of knowledge on tropical flowering trees to interested persons;
- Foster the preservation and proper utilization of these beautiful and colorful members of the plant kingdom; and
- Facilitate the wider distribution and availability of the many valuable, but rare, species of tropical flowering trees.
Consistent with these goals, the Society also has a strong sense of civic commitment and seeks to achieve its purposes in ways that benefit the community and the environment.