Tag Archive: Trees

Black Twig Borers in Local Trees

  Common symptoms of the black twig borer. Image Credit Matthew Orwat UF IFAS Extension Q. Small branches are dying in some of my trees. What’s causing this?  A. More than likely the culprit is the Black Twig Borer. This very small beetle, about 1/16 inch long, has been active this year.  Common trees attacked …

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Calculating the True Benefits of Trees

How much is a 400-year old live oak tree worth?  Can you buy one online, with free shipping, and charge it to the credit card?  Pick one up at the local home improvement store?  Ask Santa? Of course not.  When admiring a tree that size, we have an innate sense of its value, but we would …

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Trees for Fall Color

Florida maple beginning to exhibit fall color. Photo credit: Larry Williams Although Florida is not known for the brilliant fall color enjoyed by some of our northern neighbors, we do have a number of trees that provide some fall color for our North Florida landscapes.  Our native flowering dogwood consistently provides some change in color …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/18/trees-for-fall-color/

The Hickory: Tough and Durable Landscape Trees

Hickory nuts are popular with squirrels in the autumn. There is a lot to be gained from having a tough reputation. Only those with a stout disposition or lack of good sense will dare to make a challenge to the individual who hold this distinction. Unbending, rigid and durable are descriptors which invoke a firm, …

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We Had Plenty of Rain; Why Are My Trees Dying?

  Most trees are not well adapted to saturated soil conditions.  With nearly daily rainfall this spring and summer, sometimes in record amounts, the ground became inundated with water.  When the root environment is dramatically changed by excess moisture, especially during the growing season, a tree’s entire physiology is altered. This condition may result in the death …

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Why Did They Cut My Trees?

 With hurricane season upon us, evidence of preparation is all around us.  Tree trimmers, contracted by the local electrical utility companies, have been removing trees, branches and other vegetation that is “too close” to power lines.  Many homeowners are concerned over the practice.         In order to prevent power outages, the federally approved …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/29/why-did-they-cut-my-trees/

Protect Young Satsuma Trees when Temperatures drop into the 20′s

Mature, dormant Satsuma trees are cold hardy down to 14° – 18 °F, young trees need protection if temperatures dip into the upper 20s. Photo credit David Marshall According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning.  While mature, dormant Satsuma trees …

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Protect Young Satsuma Trees

According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning. Washington County Horticulture extension agent Matthew Orwat says,” While mature, dormant Satsuma trees are cold hardy down to 14° – 18 °F, young trees need protection if temperatures dip into the upper 20s.” …

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With Arbor Day Approaching; Good Time To Plant Spring-flowering Trees

As mentioned in the article written by Carrie Stevenson last week, we celebrate Arbor Day here in Florida on January 18th this year. It’s a day we specifically set aside to celebrate and appreciate the role living trees play in improving our lives and our environment. With that in mind, many people plant trees to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/16/with-arbor-day-approaching-good-time-to-plant-spring-flowering-trees/

Shade Trees Reduce Energy Use

Rob Trawick County Agent – Horticulture Jackson County rob.trawick@ufl.edu The heat is on, and we can expect daytime highs around 90 or above and nighttime lows in the 70s from now until September. As the days get longer and the sunlight grows more intense, our home air conditioning systems work harder and harder to keep …

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