When rain falls on a forest, some of that water eventually flows into water bodies like rivers, wetlands, and aquifers. Scientists call this flow of water forest water yield, and how much water yield is produced depends on several factors.
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The UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department is now the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES).
Why did we add “ecosystems” to the name? We feel it better reflects the breadth of research, teaching, and extension ... READ MORE
TIME TO ORDER SEEDLINGS FOR WINTER PLANTING SEASON
If you are planning to plant trees this coming winter it’s time to get your order in for seedlings. Tree seedling supplies are often limited, especially that for longleaf pine, so now ... READ MORE
MAY IS AMERICAN WETLANDS MONTH
May is American Wetlands Month. This is a good time to recognize the diversity of wetland habitats that exist in Florida and across the U.S., and the services they provide that are critical wildlife and people ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Scarlet Hibiscus, also called scarlet rosemallow, is an herbaceous to semi-woody perennial wildflower in Florida. You can often find this flower growing in home landscapes ... READ MORE
This Friday, April 29, 2022, will be National Arbor Day, a holiday invented to recognize the importance of trees. It is most often observed by the planting of trees, either as a part of a group or as an individual homeowner. Here in Florida, ... READ MORE
The hazy skies, the smell of smoke in the air, and, for some, irritated eyes or a scratchy throat. Living in Florida, most of us are familiar with the downsides of a wildfire nearby. If the fire is large enough, it might not even need to be ... READ MORE
EARTH DAY 2022 - THANKS PRIVATE LAND STEWARDS FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES YOU PROVIDE!
Today we celebrate Earth Day and recognize the critical resources that we all depend on for survival and inspiration. As a part of that we need to remember ... READ MORE
NORTH FLORIDA PRESCRIBED BURN ASSOCIATION’S FIRE IN THE PINES NEWSLETTER (VOL. 3, ISSUE 1) NOW AVAILABLE
In this issue: Message from the President, NFPBA Coordinator’s Report, April to June Fire Weather Outlook, Conservation Easements, ... READ MORE
How hot is too hot, and how dry is too dry, for the Earth’s forests? A new study from an international team of researchers found the answers – by looking at decades of dying trees.
Just published in the journal “Nature Communications,” ... READ MORE