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Broward County Tree Trimmer Ordinance Sunsets in 2024

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February 12, 2024

Broward County Tree Trimmer License The Broward County tree trimmer licensing program dates back to October 2000 when the Broward County Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance regulating the county's tree trimming industry. This ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: ANSI A300, Broward County Licensing, Broward County Tree Trimmer Certification, Broward County Tree Trimmer Ordinance, HB 1383, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Tree Pruning, Tree Trimmer Certification, UF-IFAS

Magnificent Maples

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January 4, 2024

Iconic Tree of the East Coast from Maine to Florida When I was a girl, we lived in a small town in Western New York.  Outside my second floor bedroom window was a large tree that I loved.  The squirrels and birds were always in it, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Acer Rubrum, Arboriculture, Climate Change, Climate Change Solutions, Florida Friendly, Maple Trees, Native Trees, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Urban Forest, Urban Landscapes

Marvelous Mangroves!

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November 27, 2023

Iconic signature of tropical coastlines Visitors to Florida like to associate palm trees with the tropics, but for those who know them, mangroves are really the iconic coastal signature of the topics. Worldwide, there are 50 species ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: FDEP, Importance Of Mangroves, Mangroves, Native Trees, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Protection For Mangroves, Tree Pruning

There’s a Party Going On in That Soil!

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November 22, 2023

Soil is not dirt. There's a lot of talk these days about the microbiome, beneficial bacteria, soil food web and other names for the often invisible life in the soil.  Many people don't realize that the soil beneath them is not some inert substance.  ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, , Work & Life
Tags: Agroecology, Climate Change, Food, Germ Theory, Microbiome, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Regenerative Farming, Soil, Soil Food Web, Terrain Theory, Thanksgiving

The Time for Mixed Mowable Species has Come

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May 11, 2023

A lawn by any other name... The "lawn" is a cult phenomenon in the United States.   Somewhere along the line, we associated a monoculture of a single grass species with the ultimate achievement in landscaping.  Unfortunately, this mindset ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Alternative Lawns, Ecology, Featured Hot Topic, FFL, Florida Friendly, Landscape Ecology, Lawns, Mixed Mowable Species, Mixed Turf, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant Diversity, Sustainability, Turf

When a Snake in the Grass is Just a Snake in the Grass

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March 28, 2023

Spring means snakes. If you are quiet and observant, you can see the natural world around us speaking Spring.  The birds are chirping more energetically, the butterflies are eagerly seeking nectar and host plants, the wildflowers (weeds to ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Biological Control, Ecology, Florida Snakes, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Snake ID, Snakes, Venomous Snakes
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The Neighborhood Gardener – February 2023

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February 24, 2023

“The Neighborhood Gardener” is the monthly e-newsletter from the UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Kumquats If you're curious about citrus but don't know where to start, then kumquat is the perfect tree to begin with. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: (MGV), Florida Master Gardener Volunteers, Neighborhood Gardener, Newsletter
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The Neighborhood Gardener – January 2023

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February 24, 2023

“The Neighborhood Gardener” is the monthly e-newsletter from the UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Happy New Year, gardeners! Gardening Highlights from 2022 With the dawn of every new year, we like to reflect on the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: (MGV), Florida Master Gardener Volunteer, Home Gardening, Neighborhood Gardener, Newsletter

Landscape Professionals: Add “Certified Florida-Friendly Landscaper” to Your Resume

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February 16, 2023

If you do landscape maintenance, or own a landscape design company, perhaps you strive to be a cut above the rest?  If so, then becoming a Florida-Friendly landscaping professional may be for you! The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Best Management Practices, Broward County, Featured, FFL, FFLCP, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, GIBMP, Green Industry, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Newsletter, Sustainable Landscaping

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