Tag Archive: Trees

The David W. Marshall IFAS Extension Office Demonstration Garden

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat November 6, 2015 By: Lana Arnold “…that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” is the often quoted Shakespearean line.  The “rose “ with a new name is the demonstration garden at the UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Office, located off Paul Russell Road …

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New Local Garden Book Shows Landscape Favorites

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo: Book cover – David Marshall’s Design & Care of Landscapes & Gardens in the South, Volume 2, is full of color photos of landscape plants he recommends for our area.   January 31, 2014 By David Marshall   “A picture is worth a thousand words” is the philosophy …

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Proper Tree Planting

Tallahassee Democrat January 17, 2014 By Sam Hand Photo by Sam Hand Working with the Leon County Extension Office, I spend a great amount of my field time answering questions from concerned homeowners who want to plant trees in their yards.  In a large percentage of cases, the problems can be prevented by using proper …

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Snake Oil

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat January 10, 2014 By Stan Rosenthal If you go to the internet and look up snake oil you will find the following definition from the source Wikipedia: “Snake oil is an expression that originally referred to fraudulent health products or unproven medicine but has come to refer to any product …

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Lightning Protection Systems for Trees

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat August 9, 2013  Sam Hand Photo: Courtesy of UF Given that Florida has one of the highest rates of lightning strikes in the world, I am surprised at how little people in this state know about how to protect their heritage and specimen trees from loss or damage from …

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Trees and the law . . .

Tallahassee Democrat  August 9, 2013  By: Stan Chapman   We are blessed in Tallahassee to have so many amazing trees and a rich urban canopy.  Unfortunately, that urban canopy is under constant stress from development and construction activities.  Many property owners in Tallahassee own trees that are in poor structural condition – trees that have …

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Spanish Moss

SPANISH MOSS – A SOUTHERN TREASURE Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat June 21, 2013, Release for Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Taylor Vandiver Leon County Extension Agent By Sam Hand One of the most visible signs of our local “Southern Ecology” is our Spanish moss.  It has been eulogized in poetry, novels and song for …

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Basic Steps for Beginning Gardeners

  Basic Steps for Beginning Gardeners Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Penny Gilmer, Master Gardener: pink, purple and white larkspur. Friday, May 24, 2013 By Linda H. Yates “You need to do something about your yard.”  The young career woman had just purchased and moved into the first home of her own.  …

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