Category: Forests

Florida Chapter of ISA Infuses UF/IFAS Arboriculture Research with $320K in Grants

DAVIE, Fla. — A lethal plant hopper species is slowly killing our Florida landscape of palm trees. Meanwhile, there are wood-decaying fungi causing several urban tree species to develop root and trunk rot affecting their stability. While scientists… Read More

Battling Invasive Plants Good Investment, but More Funding Needed, Study Finds

For decades, Florida communities have battled invasive plants on land and water. These plants disrupt native ecosystems and livelihoods, and more arrive each year. Now a new study from the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy shows… Read More

Hurricane Michael continues to hamper Georgia, Florida agriculture

By Adam N. Rabinowitz and Christa Court On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak, sustained winds estimated at 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane on… Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with UF/IFAS

Every Earth Day needs a scientific perspective. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has hundreds of scientists and educators ready to share scientific insights into today’s most important environmental issues. See below to some… Read More

Cities with Tree Protection Laws Show More Canopy Coverage, Savings

When are trees worth millions of dollars? When they cover parts of your city. Take Tampa, for example, which has established an Urban Forest Management Plan. According to a 2016 assessment by the University of Florida Institute of… Read More

Broward Residents to Survey Local Wildlife for Science

Get your binoculars ready — a BioBlitz is coming to Deerfield Beach. This citizen science event connects regular people with scientists to help collect information on the plants and animals in a given area. Think of it as… Read More

UF Hosts International Forest Health Expert

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world is more interconnected than ever. Globalization allows for vast economic growth and development. However, there can be unintended consequences – the introduction of potentially threatening non-native species into new ecosystems…. Read More