Category: Forests

Hurricane Recovery: Wind-Resistant Trees for Home, Business, and Park Landscaping

Urban forests are the trees that surround our homes, streets, parking lots, schools, and parks. Urban forests can be used to help mitigate the negative effects caused by urbanization and development. While urban forests have many benefits, some… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension critical resource for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Before, during and after Hurricane Irma, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty and staff worked tirelessly to help Floridians impacted by the storm. From assessing damage, to rallying volunteers and… Read More

After the Hurricane: Cleaning Up Safely

After a hurricane there is usually debris, limbs, trees fallen and other property damage. Homeowners can be seriously injured while doing their own tree work.  It is always a good idea to consult a professional before taking on… Read More

Hernando County’s Newest Resident- Texas Phoenix Palm Decline

Just Arrived In Town! New insect pests, diseases and invasive organisms unfortunately arrive in Florida on a regular schedule. The newest one that folks should start to familiarize themselves with is something called Texas Phoenix Palm Decline or… Read More

Former UF professor, director wins national award for philanthropy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wayne Smith, a longtime supporter of the University of Florida and professor emeritus, has been awarded the Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding Philanthropist award by the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association. The award recognizes an… Read More