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Managing forests facing more frequent and intense hurricanes

By Sarah Tobing, ProForest coordinator The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season made history as the most active season since official records began in 1851, with a total of 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes and six major hurricanes. A new… Read More

Managing forests facing more frequent and intense hurricanes

By Sarah Tobing, ProForest coordinator The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season made history as the most active season since official records began in 1851, with a total of 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes and six major hurricanes. A new… Read More

Coral Ardisia – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Coral Ardisia Ardisia crenata Coral Ardisia is a small, upright shrub that was used extensively in the ornamental landscape industry. The dark glossy leaves and bright red berries are attractive, but… Read More

Lantana – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Lantana Lantana camara Lantana is a tricky plant in natural areas. There is a Florida native lantana, L. depressa, but unfortunately it is now considered endangered. Majority of lantana found in natural… Read More

Paper Mulberry – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Paper Mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera This category 2 invasive species is a tree that is used extensively in the ornamental industry. Native to Japan and Taiwan, paper mulberry was introduced as a… Read More

Japanese Climbing Fern – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Japanese Climbing Fern Lygodium japonicum Climbing Fern has underground rhizomes but can also reproducing using wind-dispersed spores. These methods of plant reproduction in combination with little environmental effects to the plant… Read More

Florida forestry keeps the toilet paper rolling

by Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forest products contribute to a large and valuable industry for the state of Florida – altogether comprising the state’s largest agricultural commodity. This includes primary and secondary product industries that range from… Read More

Protect the Trails – Horse Herald

Protect the Trails Trail riders can help protect Florida’s natural environment by helping track invasive species. Learn more in this months edition of the Horse Herald. Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!

Golden Bamboo – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Golden Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Golden bamboo is native to china and is actually a member of the grass family! Golden bamboo was originally introduced to the United States to be used… Read More

UF Professor Emeritus Inducted into Florida Forester Hall of Fame

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Eric Jokela, University of Florida professor emeritus, will be inducted this month into the Florida Division of the Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame. Inductees are selected for their outstanding contributions… Read More