Category: Forests

December 2017 Master Naturalist Lecture: Factors Influencing Florida’s Geologic History

FLORIDA MASTER NATURALIST LEARNING SERIES SPEAKER: DOUG T. ROGERS, ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST, FLORIDA DEPT. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION How are Florida’s beautiful, diverse plant communities shaped? What is our state’s geological history? What are the techniques utilized by the shareholders to… Read More

UF researcher: Controlled fires don’t eliminate invasive tree

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers have, in the past, reintroduced fire to restore a forest without considering its effect on exotic species that have become invasive. But a recent study by a University of Florida researcher shows that fire… Read More

Wilt Disease Hits Laurel Trees Including Avocados

“What is happening to these trees?” The plant diagnostic clinic at UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County frequently receives calls from residents concerned about dying trees along the roadsides.  Trees in the Laurel family, including redbay, swamp bay, sassafras, and… Read More