How can researchers communicate complex ecological issues to the public? To start, they can work with professional communicators.
Jiri Hulcr, an associate professor of forest entomology at the University of Florida’s School of Forest, ... READ MORE
The emerald ash borer is a very colorful bug. As Floridians we should be aware of the likely arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer to our State. This is a wood borer that has caused the largest tree-death event on the American continent in ... READ MORE
Pines had needles looking like they were frozen in the direction the wind hit them. This is hard to see as picture quality degrades in this BLOG format.
Pines Beetles Inhabit Dying Slash Pines, but are not Primary Cause
Since Hurricane Irma ... READ MORE
My pine trees don’t look so good, in fact they may be dying, what is happening? There are many causes for declining pine tree health. Trees can be easily stressed. Drought, prolonged or repeated, flooding for periods longer than normal, ... READ MORE
Black turpentine beetles bore into the inner bark of stressed or injured pines, where they breed and feed on phloem tissue. Adults are strongly attracted to volatile pine odors and readily breed in fresh stumps. In typical forests, infestations ... READ MORE