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The Lungs of the City

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April 2, 2019

I have memories from my childhood of my grandfather telling me stories about giants of the swamp. At that time I saw some of the largest alligators I have ever seen, but he was referring to the Bald Cypress trees. To this day I see Cypress trees ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Air Quality, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lungs Of The City, Street Trees, Trees, Urban Environment, Urban Forests

The Meaning in Landscapes


March 5, 2015

I was a princess in a castle. Not a ‘come save me, I’m so frail’ princess, but a princess that hunted with falcons, rode griffins and tamed dragons. I had a castle, a fortress, surrounded by an impenetrable forest. My castle was guarded ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Ecosystem, Extension, Gardens, Home Landscape, Imagination, Nature, UF-IFAS, Urban Environment, Wildlife

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