Local temperatures are expected to reach record lows this weekend, a chilling reminder that occasionally we do experience real winter weather in Florida. Farmers will be working around the clock to protect their cold sensitive crops, while homeowners ... READ MORE
What are the differences between container, B&B, and bare root trees?
After you have selected the right tree for your planting location, next you must decide what kind of tree to get. The three main nursery root stalks available are container, ... READ MORE
Have you heard of the sapodilla tree (Manilkara zapota)?
This tree is native to Mexico and Central America, preferring zones 10B-11. While it can grow in the southeastern and southwestern US, check with your extension office before planting. ... READ MORE
I was recently ask a set of complicated questions about how long Live Oaks (Quercus virginiana) live.
Question: "Is it true that live oaks only live for about 60 years?"
Answer: No. Live oaks can live for well over 60 years, often ... READ MORE
This past summer while on vacation in Tennessee I had the opportunity to take my horse crazy six-year-old niece on her very first trail ride. As the horse-crazy girl of my own generation I felt like I was participating in an important ritual, ... READ MORE
Agriculture means business in the state of Florida. It is the state’s 2nd largest economic driver and the top industry in times of economic downturn. According to a recent report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, ... READ MORE
Why Hire an ISA Certified Arborist?
I like to compare trees to people. If you were sick, or needed something serious, like an amputation, you would want someone educated in that area helping you, right? This is what an ISA Certified Arborist ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
Star fruit, or carambola, is a unique tropical fruit we can grow here in central Florida. It may not survive very cold winters, but it will come back from the roots if it is killed back (if it is not a grafted tree). Star fruit are native to ... READ MORE
Peach trees grow rapidly in their first few years and it is important to get the trees well established for best production. Irrigation and fertilizer are important components to good tree growth. In Florida young peaches are put on irrigation ... READ MORE