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My Tree Has Tumors

As oak trees are now fully leafing out and people start hanging out in the shade of the canopy, many of you are noticing strange growths on the branches. They look like potatoes, spiky cones and fuzz balls on the leaves and stems.  Don’t worry.  It’s just a harmless wasp that chose that tree to …

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Put Some Thought into Tree Placement

It’s really tempting to buy a tree and plant it in the middle of your lawn or directly in front of your picture window, but instead take some time to choose the best spot first. Several considerations such as maintenance and mature size should be taken into account before the site is selected. Mowing close …

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Why Are There Holes in My Tree?

Have you noticed strange rings of pencil-sized holes on the trunks of certain trees in your landscape recently?  If so, take heart that these holes are not emanating from an infestation of destructive insects but rather from a perfectly native, rather attractive migratory woodpecker, the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (Syphrapicus varius)! The Sapsucker is a smallish bird …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/04/why-are-there-holes-in-my-tree/

Tips for Christmas Tree Care

Although there are many types of artificial Christmas trees these days, live or cut trees are still very popular. Given the proper care, your natural tree can maintain its festive look throughout the holidays, keeping your safety in mind as well. Image credit: UF/IFAS Communications.   By now many of you have already bought and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/23/tips-for-christmas-tree-care/

What’s Eating My Tree?

Chinese elm tree leaves fall due to feeding squirrels. Photo Credit: University of Florida/IFAS Extension The Chinese elms in my yard are under attack.  They are dropping leaves and the temperature’s still in the 70s.  Upon closer look, they aren’t just dropping leaves but the tips of branches too.  What is going on?  Is there …

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Pro Hort Series: Tree Pruning

  Thursday, November 3, 8am-12pm. ProHort Series: Tree Pruning. Escambia County Central Office Complex 3363 West Park Place Pensacola, FL 32505   16_santarosa_tree_pruning_flyer_email Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide …

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Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farm Tour October 14

Farm Tour – Friday, October 14, 2016 – Meet at the property at 9:00 AM ET Congratulations are in order to the Register Family for their outstanding forest stewardship and being selected as Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farm for 2016. The Alonzo and Eliza Register Family Partnership, Ltc. was formed in 1997 by Alonzo and Eliza …

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Leaving the Tree Isn’t Saving the Tree

As cities expand, wooded lands and property with mature trees are being developed into commercial and residential sites. Unfortunately, the construction process can be deadly to nearby trees.  In most cases, the trees don’t die immediately.  Several years later as symptom development occurs in the declining trees, most people don’t associate it with the previous …

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Gould Tree Farm Tour April 5

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Meet at the property at 9:00AM CT  ………. Jon and Carol Gould, 2006 Florida Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, manage their 640 acre Tree Farm, with assistance from consulting foresters, and do much of the work themselves. The Tree Farm is managed for sustainable forestry, wildlife, recreation, and aesthetics, and …

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Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farm Tour October 23

Friday, October 23, 2015 9:00 am–2:00 pm CST Tree Farmers, forest landowners, and forestry and natural resource professionals are invited to join us to tour the award winning Alter-Bevis Farms.  A congratulatory awards luncheon for John and Elizabeth Alter, Florida’s 2015 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year will take place following the tour. This tour …

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