We have an abundance of wounded trees after the hurricane, and they need some time to heal. But trees never heal their wounds – they seal them up! A wound causes the tree to react by putting down layers of wood to shut out the outside ... READ MORE
After a significant disaster event like Hurricane Ian, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Economic Impact Analysis Program (EIAP) works to provide timely, credible estimates of agricultural losses. ... READ MORE
Hurricane Ian’s impact on Florida’s coast lingers, even weeks after the storm’s passing, leaving questions about derelict vessels, water quality and more. Florida Sea Grant UF/IFAS Extension agents and other experts answer commonly asked ... READ MORE
As you are driving around Charlotte County, you are probably astonished by the amount of tree damage. A postmortem on some of this damage may show a defect called a codominant stem. This is a place where two or more stems (branches/leaders) ... READ MORE
In addition to trees, we had plenty of palms go down in Hurricane Ian. While a Tree care Professional/Florida Certified Arborist may best to determine if a palm is salvageable, there are few palm triage aftercare decision making points ... READ MORE
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The combination of seasonal crops, livestock, nursery and aquaculture products potentially lost as a result of category 4 Hurricane Ian will likely be valued between ... READ MORE
The roof is fine, you have fixed the leaning fence and the floods have receded. Your landscape is in a relative mess, but your trees are giving you some real concerns. Can you make an informed decision on what needs to happen next related ... READ MORE
HURRICANE IAN RECOVERY
We are thinking of those in southwest Florida who are facing a long road to recovery from Hurricane Ian. Many are now dealing with widespread destruction of crops, trees, buildings, fencing, and other property and infrastructure ... READ MORE
Honey bees not only create an agricultural product, they help facilitate the Florida agriculture industry, pollinating crops and bolstering our food supply.
When Hurricane Ian made landfall last week, many of the local colonies were devastated, ... READ MORE