Are your palms yellow or undersized and lacking vigor? If so, chances are they are being over pruned and/or under fertilized. Palms make photosynthate (their food) from their green foliage-(fronds).
The more green fronds on a palm tree, the ... READ MORE
Nature's Best Hope, A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard
As the year draws to a close, and we start thinking about the holidays and gift giving, consider this book, by Douglas W. Tallamy. If you are a nature lover, environmentalist, ... READ MORE
The culprit is a fungus known as Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. palmarum
We continue to lose many Queen and Washingtonia palms in residential and commercial properties all over South Florida. According to University of Florida IFAS Extension, ... READ MORE
It’s National Pumpkin Day! This is the time of year to celebrate everything pumpkin and recognize this squash for its history and traditions. If pumpkins are part of your holiday celebrations, enjoy them in all forms, colors, uses, and flavors!
Pumpkins ... READ MORE
Harvesting a Jackfruit is like giving birth!
For those of us who love fruit trees in our landscapes, probably nothing is more exciting than harvesting a Jackfruit. They are the most unusual looking trees you have ever seen. If you have ... READ MORE
A picture is often worth a thousand words.
As an ISA certified certified arborist, when I saw this huge Royal Poinciana collapsed on a sunny day, with no wind, rain, or other adverse weather conditions, I just had to stop and find out what ... READ MORE
Seafood is one of those foods people find delicious and a special treat when dining out. Many cultures have it as a mainstay of their meals. Seafood can be a nutritious part of a well-balanced and varied diet.
This blog will focus on ... READ MORE
This fruit tree is a superstar in Brazil.
In the plant world, there are some superstars. Sometimes it's because of their beauty, like roses and orchids. Sometimes it's due to their usefulness like corn and bamboo. Sometimes it's ... READ MORE
This is the 5th blog in this series.
So far, we have covered knowing the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, sources of water, tips to drink more water, and ideas to beat the heat and stay safe. Next, I am going to cover some tips ... READ MORE
This is the 4th blog in this series.
Keeping cool is part of good health. We have seen dangerous rising temperatures here and in other countries, triggering conditions and outcomes we have not seen before. It is very important to consider ... READ MORE