Daily Archives: June 23, 2023

Weekly “What is it?:” Wind Resistant Trees

      Branches and trees fell in west Pensacola during heavy rains and a tornado last week. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson, UF IFAS Extension The Pensacola area has had its fair share of rough weather lately. While the recent storms were not hurricanes, the rainfall totals rivaled many tropical storms, and the lighting and wind…

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Leave that Tree

What do we really lose when we lose a tree? A thousand silent voices removed from the universal chorus. The tree is not a stand-alone unit, a single entity, a monument of stony bark, the tree is they. A connected symbiosis of lichens, fungi, epiphytes, ferns, mammals, birds, reptiles, and multitudes of insects. A mature,…

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