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Pecan Tree Visitors

Panhandle residents have seen caterpillars in abundance this June. One common visitor to pecan trees is the Walnut Caterpillar Datana integerrima. The walnut caterpillar has a very narrow host range and feeds only on trees in the Juglandaceae family which includes walnut, pecan, and hickory trees. They are sometimes seen on other plant material, but …

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A Lovely but Troublesome Tree

A mimosa tree invader in a natural area. Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS. All along the roadsides and in home landscapes this time of year, a profusion of fluffy pink blossoms are adorning trees known as Mimosa, or Albizia julibrissin. This native of China was introduced to home landscapes in this country in the …

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Tree Cattle are Harmless

Glistening webbing formed by tree cattle (psocids) Photo credit: Doug Caldwell, University of Florida Many people are noticing small insects on trunks and branches of their trees. When disturbed, these insects move in a group and are commonly called tree cattle because of this herding habit. They are ¼ inch brownish-black insects with white markings. …

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American Snowbell: Native Flowering Shrub-Like Small Tree for Wet Areas in the Landscape

Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth.   Found throughout the North Florida Panhandle, the American snowbell, Styrax americanus, is a native small flowering tree.  In his book, The Trees of Florida, Gil Nelson describes the …

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Plant a Tree to Celebrate Arbor Day!

East Bay Holly. Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS   Important! The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.  ~Chinese Proverb In Florida, Arbor Day is always celebrated on the third Friday of January. In 2014, Arbor Day falls on Friday, January 17. Consider planting a …

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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 2011 and …

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Harvest Your Own Christmas Tree!

Whispering Pines Farm in Milton with proprietor Mike Kelly and children. Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS. One of the joys of this season is to bring home a fresh Christmas tree and enjoy the fragrance and natural freshness of a live tree inside ones home. Imagine how much fresher the tree would be if each was …

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Forest Stewardship Tree Farm Tours – November 7,14, & 21

George Owens, Chipley, will be hosting one of three Tree Farm Tours in November. Suwanee County – November 7, 2013 Tree Farm Tour at Adventure Plantation Property of Jeff and Melody Scott, 2013 Florida Tree Farmers of the Year 9 am to 1 pm, Eastern Time Jeff and Melody received the Florida Tree Farmers of …

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What is the Name of this Tree?

It is time for another question of the week. What is the name of this tree? is it a native? Answer will be posted below the pictures next week !        Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent …

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What is that Web in my Pecan Tree?

It is that time of year where mysterious webs have invaded pecan trees throughout the Southeast United States.  This is definitely the case in the panhandle of Florida.  Many have called into the extension office asking for identification of the web mass in their pecan trees.  It is the Fall Webworm that has made a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/19/what-is-that-web-in-my-pecan-tree/

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