John Conroy

John Conroy, Fish Branch

JOHN CONROY, President, Founder and Owner of Fish Branch Tree Farm Inc.

John chaired the committee for the most recent revision of Florida’s Grades & Standards for palms. John obtained both a B.S. and M.S. degree in Education from Florida State University. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, John owned garden centers with landscaping, irrigation and sod operations. John founded Fish Branch Tree Farm in 1988, a tree farm which has grown to 325 acres, located in Southwest Florida. Over the years, John has sought to develop innovative production methods and has promoted new or under-utilized trees. He owns the plant patents to Boardwalk® and Park Side® live oaks. John has presented at many industry venues on various topics relating to palms.