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Arborists Help Maintain Healthy Trees

Trees are a valuable resource. They add beauty to our community, serve as food and shelter for animals, filter the air, and cool urban environments. Trees can also be a liability when poorly maintained, damaged, or diseased. There are often times when an arborist is needed to help determine the best course of action for the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/arborists-help-maintain-healthy-trees/

Struggling to Grow Fruit Trees? Try These Lesser Known Florida-Friendly Edible Options!

Northwest Floridians are lucky.  We get to bask in the warm sunshine at least eight months of the year, consider it cold weather when we have to break out the fleece pullover and none of us live more than a few hours’ drive to the whitest sand you ever saw.  However, those conditions have consequences.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/struggling-to-grow-fruit-trees-try-these-lesser-known-florida-friendly-edible-options/

Avoid Pitfalls in the Care of Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs

This time of year, people flock to nurseries and garden centers to purchase trees or shrubs that will enhance their landscapes. However, there are certain management measures to keep in mind to ensure plant establishment. Depending on the season, newly planted trees and shrubs need varying degrees of watering, mulching, pruning and trunk staking.

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/25/avoid-pitfalls-in-the-care-of-newly-planted-trees-and-shrubs/

Want Fall Color? Plant These Trees !

Want Fall Color? Plant These Trees !

 

Ginkgo

Ginkgo

Florida has so much to offer!  It is home to the world’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/17/want-fall-color-plant-these-trees/

Purple Triangles in the Trees

Purple Triangles in the Trees

From time to time I am reminded of how little I know.  Honestly, I am reminded on a daily basis. A few weeks ago someone asked me about the purple things hanging from the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/24/purple-triangles-in-the-trees/

Cold Weather is a Good Thing for Fruit Trees

Cold Weather is a Good Thing for Fruit Trees

We may be suffering from the recent low temperatures, but temperate fruit trees such as peaches and apples require a period of cold weather in order …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/27/cold-weather-is-a-good-thing-for-fruit-trees/

Time to Plant Pecan Trees

Time to Plant Pecan Trees

Pecan trees are well adapted to our area, making beautiful large shade trees. And, if the correct varieties are planted, they can provide pecans.

Only those pecan varieties that show some real resistance to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/14/time-to-plant-pecan-trees/

Is That Cotton Growing in My Trees?

Is That Cotton Growing in My Trees?

With the cotton harvest coming to an end, it’s not unusual to see cotton littered on the sides of the road.  You may also think you see it hanging in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/16/is-that-cotton-growing-in-my-trees/

Time to Plant Trees & Shrubs

The cooler weather in the wintertime makes it a great time to plant trees and shrubs. That is why Arbor Day in Florida is the third Friday in January. In 2016, that event is January 15.

Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/04/time-to-plant-trees-shrubs/

Tung Trees – Historic Crop; Toxic Legacy

The bright blossoms of the tung oil tree come from the center of new growth. Photo by Jed Dillard

The bright blossoms of the tung oil tree come from the center of new growth. Photo by Jed Dillard

The highway …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/27/tung-trees-historic-crop-toxic-legacy/

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