Have you ever seen a black olive tree in our community? Specifically, there is a cultivar of black olive called 'Shady Lady' which is being planted in the warmer parts of Charlotte County. Terminalia buceras or black olive is a Florida-Friendly ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
The title of this article needs a great deal of explaining! First, I am talking about the black olive tree, Bucida buceras, (not a true olive) a common, well-liked shade tree in our area. Secondly, why would a black ... READ MORE
Staining is caused by caterpillar frass and string-bean-like mite galls, not plant leaves or fruit. It doesn't occur every year so there is no need to remove trees because of the staining.
In an attempt to reduce homeowner complaints and ... READ MORE