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Vines on trees

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Question: We have Oak trees in our development and some of the home owners planted ivy and have hanging plants from the limbs. Is there any rules
restricting this type of plantings around oak trees in Florida.

 

Chuck’s Reply:

I know of no rules or ordinances regulating hanging plants and vines in Florida unless some homeowners’ assocation has them in their convenants. But some precautions are in order:

The hanging plants are not much of a problem as long as the method of attachment ...

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Risk Assessment on Historic Miami Beach Trees

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Miami Beach working on plan to preserve trees on Pine Tree Drive
MiamiHerald.com
Arborist consultant Chuck Lippi has proposed that 15 trees be removed. He said an additional 106 trees need corrective pruning to remove dead, …

 

Curious mix of historic invasive trees. Only in Florida. — Chuck

 

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Finding the right arborist to manage your old oak tree

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I was just looking at your website, http://shadetreeexpert.com/, and really liked what you said about veteran trees.  We have an oak in our back yard, which is definitely a veteran.  It has quite a bit of mistletoe and some rot… I would like to have it topped/trimmed to avoid danger to my house/fence/kids, but I don’t want to remove it.  Do you have an idea what that might cost?

Thanks for any help you can give
Stephen

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Root Bound Tree Struggles

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Root Bound Tree Struggles

In October I was asked to visit a property in Jacksonville to determine the cause of the declining live oak that had been planted by a nursery in March, seven months earlier. The tree was experiencing drought stress indicated by a extremely dry rootball and dieback in the crown in spite of a summer of abundant rainfall and regular irrigation.

I performed a root crown excavation with a hand hoe and soon discovered the tree had been planted too deep while ...

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How to fix the roots of pot-bound trees

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How to fix the roots of pot-bound trees

I recently had two separate requests to plant  Norfolk Island pine trees (Auracaria heterophylla) that had been left in their containers way too long. In both cases the trees had been used as Christmas trees and were then placed outdoors in their decorative pots. Although the pot-bound circling roots in these photos are extreme, the treatment would be the same for trees that are not quite as pot-bound as the tree in the following images. Unfortunately, most trees found in ...

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