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Adopt-a-Tree 2022


February 9, 2022

As we work our way into 2022, the Adopt-a-Tree program is getting ready to kick-off their first event. If you are not familiar with Adopt-a-Tree, here is a quick synopsis. Adopt-a-Tree events seek to give Orange County Residents an opportunity ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Adopt-a-tree, Landscape Management, Ocextension, Tree Giveway, Trees, Trees Are Good, Urban Tree

UF/IFAS Palm Short Course–2/25/22–In Person in Orlando!


January 28, 2022

I could not be more excited to share this highly anticipated, long awaited UF/IFAS Extension Palm Short Course in Orlando and in person! Palms are prized in the landscape and people notice when they look pathetic. There is a science to growing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CEU, Cflandscapes, Class, Disease, FFL, Florida, Florida Friendly, FLREC, Fngla, Hwooten, Isa, Landscape, Lawn, Nutrition, Orange County, Ornamental, Palm, Palm Tree, Palms, Plant, Plants, Research, Tree, Tropical, Turf, UF, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Underutilized Trees: The Nagi Tree


September 9, 2021

I’ve got a Nagi feeling about this… Natural and Horticultural History Human desires can be capricious and plants can fall in and out of vogue. Somewhat surprisingly, things as long-lived as landscape trees have different levels of merit ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Evergreen, Ocextension, Tree, Underutilized, Urban Forestry

Can’t Stop the Plant Power: Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Returns for 2021


June 10, 2021

It’s a well-established fact... trees treat us well. We don’t always return the favor, but there is a reason that “The Giving Tree” is a modern parable – trees take care of us in spite of our exploitation, removal, and large indifference ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arboriculture, Ecosystem Services, Parks, Tree, Trees, Urban Forestry

Armillaria – A Common Fungal Parasite of Certain Trees and Shrubs


October 6, 2020

A plant-loving fungus   Armillaria root rot is a problematic disease of woody plants through Florida and much of the world. There are several species of Armillaria fungi that appear quite similar, but act in the same way by infecting ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Disease, Fungus, Landscape, Mushroom Root Rot, Rot, Woody Plant
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Tree-cycle: Recycle your Fall Leaves


September 23, 2020

Let the leaves be! If you have a tree in your landscape, tree-cycle your leaves as mulch or compost. This Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practice will reduce the amount of waste that you generate while providing benefits to your landscape. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida Tree Species, Compost, Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Leaf, Mulch, Nutrient Cycling, Ocextension, Orange County, Recycle, Tia Silvasy, Trees, Volcano Mulch

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