The following is paraphrased from a 1979 study conducted by the University of Florida for Hillsborough County Government
This historical look at the predominant plant communities of Hillsborough County's past was divided into five periods ... READ MORE
Why make a forest?
I was born in Buffalo, NY and then moved to Durham, North Carolina after college. Both of these areas were less populated and had lots of forested areas near the urban centers. South Florida, I soon discovered, had hardly ... READ MORE
The table below contrasts the conservation management approaches of adaptive and traditional linear management found in Noss and Cooperrider (1994).
Comparison of Adaptive Management and
Linear Comprehensive Management
Linear ... READ MORE
Common Questions and Answers
Is it true that electric utilities are required by federal law to cut down trees near their power lines?
No. To prevent power outages, federally approved reliability standards require utilities to manage vegetation ... READ MORE
Join us for this years Sustainable Urban Food Production Online Short-Course starting September 20th, 2021. Participants will gain a better understanding of the social and environmental benefits of urban agriculture, diversified urban food ... READ MORE
Urban forest conservation is primarily a social endeavor. The practice of arboriculture and urban forestry takes place in a value laden context. Science and technology represent the tools by which we carve out these social values within the ... READ MORE
Why do I need a license to trim trees?
Trees are amazing! They grow in stature and are long lived. Just like us, trees can have special needs, be injured, and because of such injury, can decline or even die.
Far too often, due to lack of ... READ MORE
Urban Development and Ecological Degradation - Part I. Introduction
As human population continues its logarithmic pattern of growth, it increases demand for ecosystem goods and services while consequent urban development is leading to degradation ... READ MORE
Florida’s future urban forest will dramatically influence the practice of traditional forms of forestry and urban forestry.
The rapid urbanization of Florida is evidenced by the expansion and densification of cities, and continued population ... READ MORE
The City of Tampa, Florida developed and adopted an advanced assessment and mitigation strategy for urban forest canopy conservation. This strategy supports the City's Urban Forest Management Plan (Northrop et al., 2013) that links forest monitoring ... READ MORE