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How to Stake a Mango Tree to Control Height

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July 28, 2022

Mangos are potentially very large trees that can get out of hand if left unmanaged for height and shape. In hurricane prone areas, it is recommended to regularly prune mango trees to limit vertical growth and encourage horizontal growth. Controlling ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Collier Fruit Growers, Mango, Pruning, Small Farms, Trees, Tropical Fruit

UF experts: Random mangrove tree-trimming can cause serious damage

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February 23, 2022

About three of every four Floridians live along the coast, and mangrove trees often dot waterfront properties. Sometimes owners want to trim the mangroves so they can see the sea better. But the state regulates mangrove trimming. The 1996 ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation
Tags: Ecosystems, Fish, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Mangrove Trees, Michael Andreu, Natalia Medina-Irizarry, Pruning, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Storms, Trimming, Wind

It’s Easy as One, Two, Three. (So, Don’t Do This To Your Trees!)

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February 17, 2022

Tree pruning is both science and art. I became interested in tree pruning via the art of bonsai.  In bonsai (which literally means, "tree in a pot",  I became aware that there was a right and wrong way to prune.  Years later, while becoming ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Broward Extension Tree Trimming Training, Commhortbroward.eventbrite.com, Ed Gilman, How To Prune A Tree, Pruning, Structural Pruning, Three Step Cut, Tree Care, Tree Pruning, Tree Trimming, Trees
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Take the pledge – Prevent “muhly mutilation!”

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September 22, 2021

Public Service Announcement: YOU can help prevent "muhly mutilation!" Every year, just as the fall muhly grass extravaganza is about to begin... ...an unfortunate (but fully preventable) horror-show occurs. And this one isn't related to ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: #FloridaFallColor, #RightPlantRightPlace, Best Practices, Design Tips, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, GI-BMP, Landscapes, Landscaping, Ornamental Grass, Pruning, Right Place, Right Plant, Seasonal, Seasonal Color

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