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Bending but not Breaking: Selecting and Caring for Trees in Hurricane-Prone Florida
Trees are long-lived and resilient organisms which persist for centuries despite their inability to flee from danger. In Florida, high winds and hurricane storm surge represent two of the most severe conditions trees will encounter. For those looking to add canopy to their property, which species are the most storm adapted? Regardless of species, what care and considerations should be given when sharing space with nature’s woody giants?
Andrew Koeser, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Urban Tree and Landscape Management at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center near Tampa Florida. Andrew is author of several Florida-specific tree identification guides and is a widely-recognized expert on trees and their response to storms. Beyond this, he is the father of four amazing daughters and companion to an okay basset hound.
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