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Wind & Sabal palmetto in advance of a storm

Florida Palm Trees and Pruning


October 26, 2021

Iconic Florida When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes. Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things. The Bad "Haircut" In ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Correct Palm Pruning, Hurricane Cut, Palm Fronds, Palm Pruning, Photosynthesis, Pruning Sabal Palmetto, Wind Mitigation With Palms

THE SABAL PALM – Our Tree of Life


August 4, 2021

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR LIVING Our native sabal palm (Sabal palmetto) is a treasure. It has been used by the Native Americans for centuries to provide food, shelter and other useful items. It is considered a "Tree of Life" in their cultures. An ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Ecosystem, FANN, Honeybees, Lethal Bronzing Disease, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Palm Care, Palm Pruning, Sabal Palm, Sabal Palmetto

Tree safety tips


April 13, 2020

Trees add value to our communities. But our recent windy weather serves as a good reminder that storm season is just around the corner. Given the large size attained by some trees, they can become hazardous to people and property when the wrong ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease
Tags: Arborist, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane, Palm Diseases, Palm Nutrient Deficiencies, Palm Pruning, Reslilient Landscaping, Storm, Tree Health, Tree Safety, Trees, Wind Resistant Landscapes
Palm trees being blown by the winds of an approaching storm. Severe weather, rain, beach, coast. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

Palm Pruning: Shear Instincts


October 2, 2018

By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agriculture Extension Agent Pruning palm trees seems like a simple enough endeavor, but we may instinctively get a bit too excited with those pruning tools. It’s no mistake that we all favor ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agriculture, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County, Palm Pruning, Palm Pruning Tips, Palms

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