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Webinar Series: Florida Arbor Day Celebration

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January 5, 2021

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County will host a series of webinars about urban forestry and urban trees in celebration of Florida Arbor Day, the week of January 11, 2021. They will focus on trees and tree canopy in Polk County’s residential and ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Arbor Day, Community Forests, Florida Ecosystem, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Jschelb, Scarnevale, Urban Forests

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
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Hurricane Recovery: Wind-Resistant Trees for Home, Business, and Park Landscaping

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September 21, 2017

Urban forests are the trees that surround our homes, streets, parking lots, schools, and parks. Urban forests can be used to help mitigate the negative effects caused by urbanization and development. While urban forests have many benefits, some ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Hurricane Preparedness, Parks, Paxton Evans, Shannon Carnevale, Trees, Urban Forests

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