Tag Archive: Trees


Trees play an important role in Apalachicola’s appeal.  Whether it is a 200 year old moss draped oak tree, or a huge magnolia,our urban forest contributes aesthetically to the city’s overall appeal and our historic landscape.  Trees also provide shade, add value to our homes , and  they have many ecological benefits.  Come hear tree …

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The Majestic Longleaf: One of the South’s Distinguished Trees

Longleaf pine’s desirable characteristics have motivated restoration efforts on timber-lands, agricultural lands, private lands, and public lands. Photo by Judy Ludlow Steeped in history, the majestic longleaf (Pinus palustris) is an economically and ecologically important tree species of the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains. Its species name “palustris” means “of the marsh,” and although it …

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Winter Weather – Just Right for Controling Unwanted Trees

As Floridians we often struggle to find any upside to these cold, gray days we’ve been experiencing past few months. As  “unfloridian” as our winters can be they pale in comparison to those endured by the more northern states. In fact, the last days of winter can be the ideal time of year in the …

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