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Arborists can assess — in advance  — which trees are most likely to topple in a hurricane

Before severe weather hits, arborists with proper training and experience can accurately predict whether a tree will fall during a storm, a new study led by a University of Florida scientist shows. During a tropical storm or hurricane,… Read More

Conflict between trees and streets? Yes, but UF scientists find equation to ease tension

BALM, Fla. — Too often, trees are planted in urban areas, only to be removed a few years later because their root system runs into sidewalks and other infrastructure, say UF/IFAS researchers. With proper tree selection and spacing,… Read More

UF Researchers Link Gene from Ancient Virus with Plant Stature

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study from the University of Florida links the ability of plants to grow to great heights to a 500-million-year-old interaction between a virus and a type of algae. “The majority… Read More

Each new Floridian gives UF/IFAS a chance to teach water conservation

About 900 residents move to Florida each day, and each person represents an opportunity to teach how to better conserve water as they plant and maintain their landscape, say UF/IFAS researchers. The latest annual survey of 3,596 Florida… Read More

Florida Chapter of ISA Infuses UF/IFAS Arboriculture Research with $320K in Grants

DAVIE, Fla. — A lethal plant hopper species is slowly killing our Florida landscape of palm trees. Meanwhile, there are wood-decaying fungi causing several urban tree species to develop root and trunk rot affecting their stability. While scientists… Read More

Trees Transplanted on Florida’s Highways Survive, Provide Motorists’ Benefits

Trees not only beautify highways, they can calm motorists down, says a University of Florida scientist. Furthermore, according to new UF research, the trees planted along Florida’s highways survive remarkably well, even after a period scientists call “transplant… Read More

UF/IFAS Researcher: Arbor Day a Great Way to Remember Importance of Trees

ORLANDO, Fla. – With Florida’s Arbor Day on Jan. 18, more local municipalities are looking for ways to recognize the importance of trees in urban areas. Orlando has a tree giveaway program, while Tampa is currently working to… Read More

UF researchers awarded $7M grant to improve how plants get nitrogen, reduce pollution

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers at the universities of Florida and Wisconsin-Madison will use a $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to pinpoint genes that could improve plants’ ability to access nitrogen, an… Read More

UF/IFAS celebrates Arbor Day with research, Extension activities, including tree giveaways

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida Arbor Day approaches on Jan. 20, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and research faculty are holding special commemorations and studying how to ensure… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Good tree care should yield environmental benefits

Please see caption below the story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trees shade our homes and help clean the air of our cities. However, their production in the nursery and maintenance in the landscape requires energy and material resources. Some… Read More