Looking to do something inexpensive and outdoorsy this holiday season? Why not take a turn through a demonstration garden, courtesy of the University of Florida.
UF/IFAS Extension offers demonstration gardens throughout the state, and most ... READ MORE
On behalf of Florida Land Steward and Florida Tree Farm Program partners, we THANK YOU for all that you do for the stewardship of forests and natural resources in Florida. Your efforts provide innumerable benefits to the ... READ MORE
Trees and shrubs can be purchased in many sizes, most are no smaller than a one gallon size, and many go up to 7 gallon (or larger). Because of both size at planting and maturity, cost of plants, and large root spread, planning for proper placement ... READ MORE
For most of the year, yaupon (pronounced “yo-pon”) holly is the nondescript evergreen backdrop to forested areas throughout the Panhandle. But in the fall, these plants are bursting with brilliant red berries. There are 9 holly species ... READ MORE
You may be seeing this blog update for the first time after requesting this service at one of the Florida Forests Week events held last week. We provide our Land Steward updates in this format as it may be easier to read than the email ... READ MORE
This time of year is surrounded with creepiness—October is full of haunted houses, scary costumes, and spooky music. Halloween and the Day of the Dead are, at their essence, times when we reflect on the relationship between life and death. ... READ MORE
Two weeks ago, I saw my first foxes in the wild. A week and a half ago, I saw my first fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)! While unrelated, the ecology geek in me loved the unlikely coincidence. I saw the fox squirrel as we were leading a kayaking ... READ MORE
FLORIDA FORESTS WEEK
This week (Oct. 22-28) we recognize and celebrate the role of Florida’s forests in providing environmental services and economic values that we can’t take for granted. Forests give us open spaces, recreation, clean ... READ MORE
Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the much-awaited 2024 Orange County Garden Festival & Plant Sale! This year, we're thrilled to present the theme "Sustainable Garden Paradise," where we'll delve into the world of eco-friendly ... READ MORE
Orange County is the 5th largest county in the state of Florida. Our residents are fortunate to have access to 2 free Plant Clinics, one of which is located in Apopka at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC)!
At our ... READ MORE