What is Scrub?

What is Scrub?

Florida’s Natural Landscape

Sabal palmettoImage Credit: Megan Hansen, via Flickr

Understanding Scrub

The term “scrub” describes any well-drained sandy-soil habitat dominated by low hardy shrubs, various palmetto species, evergreen oaks, and high pine trees. This ecosystem is found along the coast and […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Tree Facts|0 Comments
  • Smoldering plants in a prescribed fire
    Wildfires Bring New Generation of Trees Wildfires Bring New Generation of Trees

    Wildfires Bring New Generation of Trees

Wildfires Bring New Generation of Trees

New Trees From the Ashes

Trees that Thrive from Fire

In the midst of out-of-control forest fires this year and in years recent, there is some hope to found. Though the destruction of forest acreage near and far from home is sad, the good news is that many species rely on fire to […]

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  • Mistletoe's white berries up-close.
    The Parasite Known as Mistletoe The Parasite Known as Mistletoe

    The Parasite Known as Mistletoe

The Parasite Known as Mistletoe

Mistletoe’s Kiss of Death

Friend or Foe?

In western culture, mistletoe is a symbol of friendship and joy. When someone mentions mistletoe, many of us think of warm fires, Christmas trees, and the game of stealing a kiss while standing beneath a sprig of it. From a tree’s perspective however, the sentiment is not so rosy. […]