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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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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/08/my-tree-has-tumors/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/19/leaving-the-tree-isnt-saving-the-tree/

NISAW 2016 – Chinese Tallow Tree

Fences make good neighbors except when your neighbor is a Chinese tallow or popcorn tree. Seed is easily spread across property borders. Birds, storm-water, and vehicles are just few ways seeds move away from large trees. Photo by Scott Jackson. Benjamin Franklin has been blamed for introducing the invasive Chinese Tallow tree to the Southeast …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/23/nisaw-2016-chinese-tallow-tree/

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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Tree Care in Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season began June 1. While storm experts are predicting a slower year due to El Nino conditions, it only takes a single storm landing nearby to cause millions in damage, uprooting trees and lives. Tree damage to homes and property can be devastating, and one of the first instincts of many homeowners when they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/03/tree-care-in-hurricane-season/

Invasive Species of the Day: Cuban Tree Frog and Hydrilla

Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis): Image by Dr. Steve A Johnson 2005. The Cuban Treefrog: was introduced into Florida as a stowaway on vehicles and plants in the 1920’s. As of 2013, breeding populations have been recorded as far north as Georgia. Cuban Treefrogs have larger toepads and eyes than any of the native species. Being …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/28/invasive-species-of-the-day-cuban-tree-frog-and-hydrilla/

Property Law and Tree Damage

After storms and when homeowners are doing “spring cleaning” around their yards, Extension agents are routinely asked about whose responsibility it is to maintain a tree along a property line. This becomes particularly important in a situation where a property owner’s tree or branch falls and causes damage to their neighbor’s home or possessions. To …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/10/property-law-and-tree-damage/

Start the Year Off Right — Plant a Tree!

Planting a tree is an excellent way to insure clean air and water in the future. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson Most of us begin a new year with resolutions–to exercise more, to eat right, to spend our time more productively–but few things have as many lasting impacts for the future as the simple act of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/13/start-the-year-off-right-plant-a-tree/

Video – Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

Looking for the perfect Christmas tree to celebrate your Holidays? Join Wendy Wilber, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Environmental Horticultural Agent, as she offers tips on finding and preserving your fresh-cut Christmas tree throughout the Holiday Season.       Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in …

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Make your Christmas Tree Truly Evergreen!

The Savannah holly has beautiful leaves and berries throughout the winter. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson As the holiday season comes upon us, many folks will be spending their weekends scouring tree farms and mall parking lots for the perfect Christmas tree. There are many very realistic-looking options for artificial trees these days, and they are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/25/make-your-christmas-tree-truly-evergreen/

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