Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hurricane Preparedness for Trees

Thank goodness Hurricane Irene was easy on Central Florida compared to the devastation it caused up north.  I heard on the evening news last night that one northern city lost more than 700 trees. As a homeowner, how many of … Continue reading

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FNGLA Landscape Trade Show is Coming

Landscape Trade Show is Coming! Everyone who is involved in professional and commercial aspects of landscaping and its added value economically, environmentally and aesthetically, should attend the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association (FNGLA) Show.  It will be held in … Continue reading

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Pest Alert – Emerald Ash Borer

Pest Alert Be on the lookout for the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. Since its arrival in the US in 2002, it has been on the move and has killed millions of ash trees in our northern states; and may be … Continue reading

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Troubles with Plant Pests – Part Two

This is a continuation of my first post about plant pests. Introduction – Did you know that there are over 1,000,00 insect species, 250,000 weeds, and 10,000 different plant diseases in the world, and because of Florida’s geographic location and … Continue reading

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Tree Planting During the Summer in Central Florida

I recently received phone calls from an elderly gentleman who had just moved to our area who wanted to plant a shade tree in his yard.  When visiting some local plant outlets, he was told to wait till fall; however, … Continue reading

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Troubles with plant pests

I’m excited to publish my first post and I’d like to comment on the pest issues we’re currently facing.  Because we live in Florida, we have more than our share of pests.   Our current weather conditions seem to increase our pest … Continue reading

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