Living in Florida the reality is we must keep hurricane season in mind. Hurricanes in general can be very stressful for families, thus learning how to react to them in a calm and informed manner will teach children to do the same. ... READ MORE
Following a major storm, our backyards, and communities can be quickly changed. Homes and buildings may be damaged or destroyed. Power lines will be down and trees broken and torn. In the wake such change people, and entire neighborhoods may ... READ MORE
Following a hurricane or other strong storm you may need to assess structural damage to property caused by a storm. You may also want to calculate the financial loss of damage to trees and other landscaping.
The value of damaged trees can be ... READ MORE
Damage to trees increases with increasing wind storm speeds. But, not all trees withstand winds to the same degree. Some trees are better choices than others in hurricane prone coastal landscapes.
Since Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Hurricane Pruning and Topping of Trees – Dangerous Myths
‘Hurricane pruning or trimming’ refers to the type of trimming that is often promoted by untrained tree workers who believe that by cleaning out the interior of the tree’s crown ... READ MORE
A hurricane can cause large scale damage, quickly changing our backyards and communities. Homes and buildings may be damaged or destroyed, power lines down, and trees broken and torn. In the wake such change, people often experience a deep sense ... READ MORE
Selecting the best foods to store for a hurricane
As we enter the month of July, we are now well into hurricane season. While most of us are already aware of the proactive steps to take when preparing for a hurricane – (such as stocking up ... READ MORE
The catastrophic weather event named Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rican soil and billions of dollars in damages have been reported thus far. This cyclone ripped through the heart of this American territory and crippled its ability ... READ MORE