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
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
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
Trees are long term investments. Like a vehicle selecting the right one for you is a important step, and what is hidden can often lead to a lot of grief. The tree's roots are one of the most critical parts of the tree. However, they are hidden ... READ MORE
Proper tree pruning is vital for tree health and vitality.
When pruning it is important to use the 3-cut method. The first cut is the undercut. This prevents the bark from ripping down the trunk when cutting the second cut. The second cut ... READ MORE
Recently, I was asked by a retired couple to look at some trees on their property that an "arborist" they hired said needed to be removed. The trees were not perfect, they were older water oaks but the "arborist" in this case told them that ... READ MORE
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
Plants can help us overcome stress in a variety of ways, but did you realize your plant can exhibit stress symptoms as well. A stressed plant is more susceptible to insect and disease problems. Here are ten ways you may unknowingly ... READ MORE
Mango season is coming to an end here in Southwest Florida, but the longans are ready to harvest!
Longan tree at the UF/IFAS Collier County Extension Grove, Ryals, J. 2021
This delicious fruit tree is well adapted to tropical climates ... READ MORE
Trees are one of a homeowner's most important assets.
They provide beauty to our neighborhoods, enhance property values, shade and cool our homes and reduce our energy bills. They also supply the oxygen we need to breathe. Trees mitigate climate ... READ MORE