Category: Forests

Update on Florida Crop Damage Caused by Hurricane Michael

Contact: Alan Hodges, 352-294-7674, awhodges@ufl.edu Tom Nordlie, 352-273-3567, tnordlie@ufl.edu Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As of October 15, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have begun gathering information they need… Read More

BioBlitz: Broward Residents to Survey Local Wildlife for Science

Get your binoculars ready — a BioBlitz is coming to Broward County. This citizen science event connects regular people with scientists to help collect information on the plants and animals in a given area. Think of it as… Read More

UF/IFAS Forestry Student to Study Beetles during UN Internship

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences doctoral student, who is passionate about solving problems in forest health on a global scale, will spend three months as an… Read More

Tree Farm Tour & Awards Ceremony: South Prong Plantation

Congratulations to Doug and Teresa Moore for their outstanding forest stewardship and being selected as Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2018. Located at the headwaters of the St. Mary’s River in Baker County, South Prong Plantation encompasses over 2,400 acres of pine flatwoods,… Read More

Pines and Fall Color

Written by Greg Barton, Marion County Forester Each year, as fall approaches – or what counts for fall in Florida – trees begin to respond to changes in the environment.  The iconic image of autumn is a landscape… Read More

Alachua County Team Wins 3rd in National 4-H Forestry Invitational

By Kim Scotto   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – What is the principal softwood used for lumber in Massachusetts? On what continent are maples most abundant?  What is a liquid product of wood that is used in mixing paints?* At… Read More

Buyer Beware: Products Claiming ‘Mushroom of Immortality’ May Not Contain Species, UF Researchers Find

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stroll the nutritional supplement aisle at your local drug store, and you might notice that some products are now featuring an ingredient you might expect to see growing on a tree or fallen log. Known… Read More

Controlled burn in TREC’s Pine Rockland

HOMESTEAD,  Fla. The Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) has an 8.5-acre fragment of Pine Rockland, one of the most imperiled habitats on earth. Only about 4 percent of Pine Rockland habitat remains in Florida. Periodic fires, which… Read More

Cattails are common in Wakulla marshes

By Les Harrison Swaying Cattails Cats are common in Florida.  The domestic version of this multi-color and variable size species is a popular choice as a low maintenance pet. A native aquatic plant curiously named for the feline’s… Read More