Tag: tree

The Tree that Links UF, the Moon, and Hurricane Irma

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a priceless tree at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex was lost during Hurricane Irma, UF/IFAS scientists provided an “out-of-this-world” donation to continue its legacy. In 1971, a seed the size of… Read More

Christmas is over – What should I do with my real tree?

By: Greg Barton, Marion County Forester, Florida Forest Service The presents have been opened, the cookies eaten, the parties attended, the eggnog is gone, and the in-laws have headed back home.  Sooner or later the decorations will have… Read More

Hurricanes and the Landscape: Last Minute Preparations

When tropical systems threaten you, what should you do?  Preparation in the landscape can be key to protect your investment in your property and personal safety during hurricane season. Prepare Well in Advance One key idea to preparing… Read More

Will This Kill My Tree?

An up close view reveals dozens of hairy, inch long caterpillar, twitching within the fine webbing. Twigs, stems, skeletonized leaves and excrement were visible. Left alone, will these fall webworm kill our young pecan tree? Is this a… Read More

Will This Kill My Tree?

An up close view reveals dozens of hairy, inch long caterpillar, twitching within the fine webbing. Twigs, stems, skeletonized leaves and excrement were visible. Left alone, will these fall webworm kill our young pecan tree? Is this a… Read More