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A new grant funding program from the State of Florida launched for tree establishment

This article was written by Maxine Hunter, she is the Urban Horticulture Agent II for UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County. A new grant funding program from the State of Florida will launched  Friday, September 3, 2021. The Sequestering Carbon… Read More

Timmmberrr! … UF experts try to take subjectivity out of tree-falling assessments

In the eye of hurricane season, you need hardy trees that can withstand the strong winds that come with the storms – and which can topple trees. That’s why University of Florida tree scientists Ryan Klein and Andrew… Read More

Non-native Invasive Plants Common to Central Florida

Part of having a Florida-Friendly landscape is following principle #1, Right Plant, Right Place. Criteria for being the right plant for the right place includes: • Suitable for our climate (Central Florida is USDA Hardiness Zone 9B) •… Read More

Plant Stressors: 10 Ways You Unknowingly Stress Your Plants

Plant Stressors Plants can help us overcome stress in a variety of ways, but did you realize your plant can exhibit stress symptoms as well.  A stressed plant is more susceptible to insect and disease problems.  Here are… Read More

You can have it ‘made in the shade’ by planting more diverse trees

When we plant the same trees over and over again, we create urban forests that are vulnerable to being wiped out by invading pests and diseases, a University of Florida researcher says. Deb Hilbert wants to avoid tree… Read More

Get Your Trees Ready for Storm Season Now!

Trees are one of a homeowner’s most important assets. They provide beauty to our neighborhoods, enhance property values, shade and cool our homes and reduce our energy bills.  They also supply the oxygen we need to breathe. Trees… Read More

Can’t Stop the Plant Power: Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Returns for 2021

It’s a well-established fact… trees treat us well. We don’t always return the favor, but there is a reason that “The Giving Tree” is a modern parable – trees take care of us in spite of our exploitation,… Read More