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
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
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
Tree pruning is both science and art.
I became interested in tree pruning via the art of bonsai. In bonsai (which literally means, "tree in a pot", I became aware that there was a right and wrong way to prune. Years later, while becoming ... READ MORE
THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR LIVING
Our native sabal palm (Sabal palmetto) is a treasure. It has been used by the Native Americans for centuries to provide food, shelter and other useful items. It is considered a "Tree of Life" in their cultures.
An ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
The article was written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo
Every year, 100 citizens will engage in citizen science for biodiversity, by enrolling in BioBlitzes in South Florida. Every year, 25 UF/IFAS ... READ MORE
I came across some interesting facts regarding megacities and urban forests.
Did you know that a megacities contains at least 10 million people whose well-being largely depends on ecosystem services provided by remote natural areas?
The ... READ MORE