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11,000 tree varieties in North America, but only a few species dot cityscapes

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May 5, 2022

If you look at trees, especially in Florida’s urban areas, you’ll generally see southern live oaks or cabbage palms. Makes sense. Those are the two most common species in the Sunshine State’s cities. Indeed, most of America’s cities ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Koeser, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Landscape Architects, Lethal Bronzing, Live Oak, Palms, Removal, Species, Species Diversity, Stormwater, Trees, Urban, Urban Heat, USDA

UF study: Stormwater ponds do little to prevent pollution in nearby lakes and ponds

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March 31, 2022

For years, scientists questioned the ability of stormwater ponds to keep nutrients out of lakes and rivers. Turns out, they were right to be suspicious, new University of Florida research shows. Stormwater ponds are built to prevent soil ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Basil Iannone, BMPs, Depressional Wetlands, Kayla Hess, Lakes, Mowing, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Phosphorus, Rain, Retention Ponds, Rivers, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Urban, Urban Ecology

Compact Soil Can Spoil a Pretty Landscape Plan


October 6, 2020

Compact soils can lead to a variety of problems in the landscape. While it is difficult to visually see how compact soil reduces air spaces and impacts nutrient cycling, issues of poor drainage and failure to establish are obvious. Urban soils ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Compact Soil, Compaction, Hard Soil, Hwooten, Landscape, New Construction, Soil, Urban, Urban Landscape, Urban Soil

An Urbanized Florida Means More Stormwater Ponds, Invasive Plants

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December 12, 2019

As Florida becomes increasingly urbanized, more than half the state’s stormwater ponds appear in two metropolitan areas -- Orlando and Tampa Bay, new research from the University of Florida shows. In their first attempt to quantify stormwater ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: AJ Reisinger, Basil Iannone, Flood Control, Invasive Plants, Orlando, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Soil And Water Sciences, Stormwater Ponds, Tampa Bay, Urban

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