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by Cornell University Press:

Diseases of Trees and Shrubs


a comprehensive pictorial survey of the disorders of forest and shade trees and
woody ornamental plants in the United States and Canada...

Flowering Trees of Florida
by Mark Stebbins
Written for both arborist and gardener,practical cultivation tips and advice on caring for the flowering trees.

More Florida Tree Books:

Trees of Northern Floridaby Robert K. Godfrey, Herman Kurz, Mary Livingston (Illustrator) Trees of Northern Florida, now in its seventh printing, has been for years the standard reference and guide for a generation of students, botanists, naturalists, and residents and visitors who wish to know more about northern Florida's tree population.

Sabal palmetto
Cabbage Palms, West Lake Park
text and photo by Leigh Fulghum

The Cabbage Palm, Sabal palmetto, is the highly under-appreciated state tree of Florida. A majority of homeowners feel that compared to the array of non-native ornamental palms available for planting in residential landscapes, the native Cabbage Palm is rather homely. It is however, nature's choice, more perfectly adapted for Florida's soil conditions and climate, which includes hurricanes.


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Trees that are found growing in Florida, either native or non-native (exotic)

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Includes the classic Florida Palm Fertilization Guide, essential reading for all Florida palm owners and managers of properties with palms

gold.gif (861 bytes)General Information About Trees
Tree facts and information about trees and forests in general

gold.gif (861 bytes)Florida Forests & Wildlife Refuges
Links to their Home Pages

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Alternative semi-permanent mulch mats for a crisp protective bed around trees; drip irrigation for establishing newly planted trees

gold.gif (861 bytes)Tree Pruning
An essential but elusive aspect of tree maintenance in Florida

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Trees to avoid and trees to plant

Patio Trees for Florida


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