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Study: Most trees survive winds from hurricanes as strong as Category 1; experts still urge caution

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August 23, 2022

As the heart of the Atlantic hurricane season approaches, a new University of Florida study shows most trees withstand tropical storm winds up to 95 mph in category 1 hurricanes. But lead study author Andrew Koeser and other UF/IFAS experts ... READ MORE

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Tags: Andrew Koeser, Arborist, Damage, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hurricanes, International Association Of Arboriculture, Tampa, Tree Failure, Trees, Urban Trees, Wind

11,000 tree varieties in North America, but only a few species dot cityscapes

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May 5, 2022

If you look at trees, especially in Florida’s urban areas, you’ll generally see southern live oaks or cabbage palms. Makes sense. Those are the two most common species in the Sunshine State’s cities. Indeed, most of America’s cities ... READ MORE

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Tags: Andrew Koeser, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Landscape Architects, Lethal Bronzing, Live Oak, Palms, Removal, Species, Species Diversity, Stormwater, Trees, Urban, Urban Heat, USDA

Homemade device may help arborists assess odds of falling trees causing damage

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February 9, 2022

With a device they can make on their own for only $159, arborists can for the most part accurately assess whether people and pedestrians are at risk of danger if a tree falls in your yard. That’s way less than the machines on the market, which ... READ MORE

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Tags: Andrew Koeser, Arborists, Environmental Horticulture, Fall Zone, Falling Trees, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Homemade Device, Pedestrians, Ryan Klein, Target Occupancy Rate, Tree-risk Assessment, Trees, Vehicles

Florida urban tree canopy gives oxygen, shade — saves $4 billion a year

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November 12, 2020

Trees give us shade to cool off and oxygen to breathe – and they provide Florida cities with $4 billion in benefits a year, collectively, UF/IFAS researchers say. These include savings in air pollution removal, stormwater runoff and carbon ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Air Pollution Removal, Andrew Koeser, Carbon Sequestration, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, ITree Canopy Model, Savings, Shade, Stormwater Runoff, Trees, Urban Canopy

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