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Broward County Tree Trimmer Ordinance Sunsets in 2024

donna corbelli castro
February 12, 2024

Broward County Tree Trimmer License The Broward County tree trimmer licensing program dates back to October 2000 when the Broward County Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance regulating the county's tree trimming industry. This ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: ANSI A300, Broward County Licensing, Broward County Tree Trimmer Certification, Broward County Tree Trimmer Ordinance, HB 1383, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Tree Pruning, Tree Trimmer Certification, UF/IFAS

Magnificent Maples

donna corbelli castro
January 4, 2024

Iconic Tree of the East Coast from Maine to Florida When I was a girl, we lived in a small town in Western New York.  Outside my second floor bedroom window was a large tree that I loved.  The squirrels and birds were always in it, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Acer Rubrum, Arboriculture, Climate Change, Climate Change Solutions, Florida Friendly, Maple Trees, Native Trees, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Urban Forest, Urban Landscapes

Marvelous Mangroves!

donna corbelli castro
November 27, 2023

Iconic signature of tropical coastlines Visitors to Florida like to associate palm trees with the tropics, but for those who know them, mangroves are really the iconic coastal signature of the topics. Worldwide, there are 50 species ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: FDEP, Importance Of Mangroves, Mangroves, Native Trees, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Protection For Mangroves, Tree Pruning

There’s a Party Going On in That Soil!

donna corbelli castro
November 22, 2023

Soil is not dirt. There's a lot of talk these days about the microbiome, beneficial bacteria, soil food web and other names for the often invisible life in the soil.  Many people don't realize that the soil beneath them is not some inert substance.  ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, , Work & Life
Tags: Agroecology, Climate Change, Food, Germ Theory, Microbiome, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Regenerative Farming, Soil, Soil Food Web, Terrain Theory, Thanksgiving

Florida-Friendly Landscaping -My Slice of Paradise


May 24, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo   What motivates people to adopt and model sustainable landscape practices in their urban landscapes? Meet Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Keith ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: #IFASWater, Bromeliads, Broward, Conserve Water, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Florida Gardening, Native Plants, Right Place Right Plant, Water

The Time for Mixed Mowable Species has Come

donna corbelli castro
May 11, 2023

A lawn by any other name... The "lawn" is a cult phenomenon in the United States.   Somewhere along the line, we associated a monoculture of a single grass species with the ultimate achievement in landscaping.  Unfortunately, this mindset ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Alternative Lawns, Ecology, Featured Hot Topic, FFL, Florida Friendly, Landscape Ecology, Lawns, Mixed Mowable Species, Mixed Turf, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant Diversity, Sustainability, Turf

Sustainable Gardening-How to Grow Microgreens at Home


April 6, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo What are Microgreens? Microgreens are emerging specialty crops that have become increasingly popular in recent years. They are young, tender greens harvested ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Broward, Community, Community Garden, Florida Gardening, Food, Growing Food, Master Gardener Program, Master Gardener Volunteer, Microgreens, Pea Shoots, Science

When a Snake in the Grass is Just a Snake in the Grass

donna corbelli castro
March 28, 2023

Spring means snakes. If you are quiet and observant, you can see the natural world around us speaking Spring.  The birds are chirping more energetically, the butterflies are eagerly seeking nectar and host plants, the wildflowers (weeds to ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Biological Control, Ecology, Florida Snakes, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Snake Id, Snakes, Venomous Snakes

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