In this Issue:
  • Hurricane Preparation in the Landscape
  • Arborists Help Maintain Healthy Trees
  • Planning Ahead May Reduce Home and Landscape Damage
  • It’s Wise to Prepare for Storms
  • Tree Care in Hurricane Season
  • Everyone Lives in a Flood Zone!
  • Landscape Issues Related to Excess Rainfall and Flooding
  • Handling Lawn and Landscape Problems After a Storm
  • Landscaping Before the Storm
  • Hurricanes

    Hurricane Preparation in the Landscape

    Well, it is the peak of hurricane season (June 1-November 30), and this one is proving to be no joke. After having all summer to heat up, Gulf and Atlantic water temperatures peak in late August-mid September, feeding storms’ strength. Legendary hurricanes like Harvey, Katrina, and Andrew all made landfall during this time of year. …

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    Arborists Help Maintain Healthy Trees

    Trees are a valuable resource. They add beauty to our community, serve as food and shelter for animals, filter the air, and cool urban environments. Trees can also be a liability when poorly maintained, damaged, or diseased. There are often times when an arborist is needed to help determine the best course of action for the …

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    Planning Ahead May Reduce Home and Landscape Damage

    When we think of bad weather in Florida, hurricanes are typically the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, Florida is 4th in the nation in tornado frequency—and when adjusted for frequency per square mile, we are actually number 1. Residents of Escambia County are believers now, as the community reels from enduring two …

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    It’s Wise to Prepare for Storms

    Tropical storm season officially ends November 30. I’m not predicting a storm but even with our average winds during a typical thunderstorm, you’d be wise to prepare. Falling trees and flying landscape debris during a storm can cause damage. Evaluate your landscape for potential tree hazards. Pruning or removing trees once a hurricane watch has …

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    Tree Care in Hurricane Season

    Hurricane Season began June 1. While storm experts are predicting a slower year due to El Nino conditions, it only takes a single storm landing nearby to cause millions in damage, uprooting trees and lives. Tree damage to homes and property can be devastating, and one of the first instincts of many homeowners when they …

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    Everyone Lives in a Flood Zone!

    Since the heavy flooding in late April of this year, many property owners have expressed concern to me and their local government officials about their neighborhood’s vulnerability to flooding.  Homes and landscapes are most people’s largest investment, and the damage caused by a major storm can be financially and emotionally devastating. To say that Florida …

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    Landscape Issues Related to Excess Rainfall and Flooding

    The last week of April 2014 brought with it 10-22 inches of rain across the panhandle in a matter of days.  Some areas had immediate flooding and standing water, while others may be in areas at risk of rising rivers and streams.  As the water recedes, many people are wondering how all the water will …

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    Handling Lawn and Landscape Problems After a Storm

    After severe weather of any kind, homeowners must often spend a considerable amount of time dealing with impacts to their landscapes.  Below are a few lessons we have learned from hurricanes and tropical storms in the past. Many thanks to fellow agent Beth Bolles for her contributions to this article. Dealing with Toppled Trees It …

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    Landscaping Before the Storm

    Few things move a local homeowner into action faster than a big storm moving into the Gulf of Mexico.  After filling up at gas stations and running out to home improvement stores, many start trimming limbs and removing trees. The destructive tornadoes in the Midwest this spring may cause anxiety about having mature trees in a yard. It is …

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