Trees

Forest Stewardship Workshop: Use Prescribed Fire Safely and Effectively

September 27, 2016; 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, CT Blackwater River State Forest, Bear Lake Pavilion Prescribed fire is applied to thousands of acres in the South each year to achieve forestry, agricultural and/or wildlife management objectives. Under the right conditions prescribed fire is an effective tool for reducing fuel loads and improving wildlife habitat, …

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Pensacola celebrates Arbor Day with free trees

Interested in planting a tree for Arbor Day?  The University of Florida Extension, Escambia County, and Division of Forestry want to help by giving away two free trees per person on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Choose between a Willow oak, Nutall oak, and Dahoon holly to enhance your landscape.  Information on planting and care will also …

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Annual Florida Pecan Field Day 2015 in Monticello

The annual Florida Pecan Field Day 2015 will be held on Thursday, October 1 at the Jefferson County Extension Office in Monticello. All pecan growers are invited to attend. Commercial pecan production is greatly affected by markets, pests, competition, and the weather. There likely will be plenty of conversation about the weather, but our presentations …

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2015 Arbor Tree Celebration and Tree Giveaway

The University of Florida IFAS Extension, the Escambia County Community & Environment Department, and the City of Pensacola present the 2015 Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway. The program this year will be held at Bayview Senior Center, 2001 E Lloyd Street, Pensacola, Florida from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., or until all trees have …

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Extension’s Role in the Community

  For 100 years, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension has been enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making University research accessible to the public. UF/IFAS Extension is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences. UF/IFAS …

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Flood Response: Landscape Concerns

With all of these extreme weather events in Northwest Florida, our landscapes are taking a beating.  From being frozen during the ice storm, heavy rains in winter and now our recent flood our landscapes will respond in a variety of ways.  Please refer to the following articles from Sheila Dunning, Commercial Horticulture Agent, University of …

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Bottlebrush Regrowth

It is always better to wait when it comes to evaluating winter damage on plants.  Many people have already written off their beautiful bottlebrush trees but we are currently seeing new growth emerge at the Escambia County Demonstration gardens.  Early on we throught the plants were damaged beyond hope but signs of regrowth prove that …

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Arbor Day Workshop and Tree Giveaway a Success!

Despite the decidedly non-Florida weather outside, over 100 Escambia County residents braved the sleet and snow to attend today’s Arbor Day tree workshop and giveaway at the newly renovated Molino Community Center.  Educational talks, led by Escambia Extension Agents Libbie Johnson, Beth Bolles, and Carrie Stevenson, focused on proper tree planting techniques, mulching, and irrigation. …

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