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Category: Forests

Christmas is over – What should I do with my real tree?

Christmas Tree Recycling

By: Greg Barton, Marion County Forester, Florida Forest Service The presents have been opened, the cookies eaten, the parties attended, the eggnog is gone, and the in-laws have headed back home.  Sooner or later the decorations will have… Read More

Pines and Fall Color

closeup of longleaf pine trees

Written by Greg Barton, Marion County Forester Each year, as fall approaches – or what counts for fall in Florida – trees begin to respond to changes in the environment.  The iconic image of autumn is a landscape… Read More

Longleaf Pine Program for Landowners

Longleaf Pine

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LONGLEAF PINE PROGRAM FOR LANDOWNERS Apply by July 13, 2018 The Florida Forest Service’s Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program is now accepting applications from eligible, non-industrial private forest landowners. The application period… Read More