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Hurricane Prep for the Landscape: A new episode of Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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May 22, 2024

Hurricane Prep for Landscapes In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, we talk hurricane prep. Living in Florida includes being prepared for hurricanes. Many people know how to get their homes ready but what should do for your landscape? ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Disaster Prep, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane, Hurricane Prep, Jschelb, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast, YourCentralFloridaYardpodcast

Florida Land Steward Update, May 17, 2024


May 17, 2024

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY The third Friday in May is Endangered Species Day, a tradition started by the Endangered Species Coalition in 2006. In Florida we recognize and celebrate the remaining critical habitats on public and private lands ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Endangered Species, Family Forest, Feral Hogs, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest Management, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Recovery, Invasive Species, Online Course, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tree Farm, Wildlife
Concrete swimming pool

Pools and Hurricanes


May 14, 2024

How do I prepare my Florida pool for an oncoming hurricane? In the frenzy of preparing for an impending hurricane, many of those with residential pools overlook steps needed to prepare the pool for a major storm. Following are some tips for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: After Storm Clean-up, Hurricane Pool Prep, Pool Care Before Storm, Pool Clean-up, Pool Treatment, Residential Pool, Storm Prep For Pools

Florida Land Steward Update, May 10, 2024


May 10, 2024

THANKS TO ALL JOINING US FOR RONNIE STEPHENSON TOUR IN JACKSON COUNTY Thanks to all who participated in the tour at the property of Ronnie Stephenson, our 2024 Florida Land Steward of the Year, last week in Jackson County. We enjoyed a great ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Award, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Management, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Recovery, Hurricane Season, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Podcast, Prescribed Fires, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tree Farm, Wild Hogs, Wildlife
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Chicken Keeping and Hurricanes


May 10, 2024

We do our best to protect our livestock from any number of threats.  And with a limited warning-time we make decisions for our animals when facing an emergency situation such as an approaching hurricane. Learning from Survival Having ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic,
Tags: Chickens, Hurricane Preparation, Keeping Chickens In Hurricane, Livestock Disaster Preparation, Prepare A Coop For Hurricane, Raising Chickens
Hurricans Irma, Jose and Katia line up across the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean in 2017. [CREDIT: NOAA]

Get Storm-Ready, during May 5-11 National Hurricane Preparedness Week


May 8, 2024

National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs May 5-11. So, let's take this time to begin preparing for our annual hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30. For many of us, preparing for a weather event can be time consuming and overwhelming. ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Work & Life
Tags: #stormsafety, Disaster, Disaster Prep, Hurricane, Pgm_FCS, Prep, Preparedness, Storm
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Duval County volunteers keep Jacksonville trees trim


April 24, 2024

Jacksonville, the largest city by landmass in the contiguous United States, is also home to the country’s largest urban park system – more than 80,000 acres of land featuring more than 400 parks. For a decade, a cadre of gloved individuals ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Horticulture
Tags: 7 Creeks Recreation Area, Duval County, Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Parks, Larry Figart, Lauren Chappell, Master Gardener Volunteer, Megan Winslow, Park, Recreation And Community Services, Tree, Tress Stewards, Tyler Jones, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida, Volunteer

Trees, Streets, and Sidewalks


March 26, 2024

From a society standpoint, we are encouraged to think about the greenhouse gas removing qualities of trees, specifically, their ability to take up a lot of carbon dioxide. Running quick numbers, 1 cubic foot of concrete results in about 150 ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arbor, Arboriculture, Buckled Sidewalks, Cflandscapes, Cma, Community Design, Community Managers, Conservation, Enews, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Heat Island, HOA, Hoas, Homeowners Associations, Horticulture, Hwooten, ISA, Landscape, Landscape Design, Landscapes, Mature Trees, Ocextension, Planners, Shade, Sidewalk Repair, Sidewalks, Tree, Tree Conflicts, Tree Issues, Tree Planning, Tree Removal, Tree Replacement, Trees, Urban Canopy, Urban Forest, Urban Forestry, Urban Forests

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