Here at the American Yaupon Association, we are committed to spreading awareness of the native Yaupon Holly, and its amazing properties. The American Yaupon Association also supports growers, processors, packers, and distributors of Yaupon through research, funding, and outreach. The AYA was founded by pioneering companies and individuals in the Yaupon industry, and it represents a self-started effort to establish industry standards, safety systems, and a durable product pipeline.