Category: Home Landscapes

Invasives in Bloom

The invasive Chinaberry tree is highly toxic

Spring is in the air. The bees are buzzing, the pollen is falling, and the flowers are blooming. It’s a beautiful time of year, but there are some blooming plants among us that despite their attractiveness don’t belong. Invasive… Read More

Biological Control For Pests

As spring approaches, we should all be aware that our pest problems will reappear.  There are many types of pests to consider:  insects, weeds, nematodes, and even some vertebrate species (such as the Cuban tree frog).  When combined… Read More

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

Christmas Tree Recycling

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