Educating with Extension Newsletters

Each month, the Extension Service publishes a newsletter about its exciting programs and events both past and upcoming. See what we are doing and how you can become involved. 

For our June 2019 newsletter, we featured an article written by our Environmental Horticulture Agent, Michelle Leonard-Mularz, called Landscape Hurricane Preparedness - Are you Ready?

"Hurricane Season begins June 1st and many are still putting the pieces back together from Irma. So what does landscape hurricane preparedness mean? Hurricane Irma created a lot of damage to our mature tree canopy and although much of that debris has been removed, there still could be lingering issues in our trees. Here are some hazards that should be addressed now, if they haven’t already:

· Dead or broken branches: look up anSilver Buttonwood branch which should be removedd inspect your trees. Are there any dead or broken limbs hanging in the tree?  Remove those branches so they don’t become projectiles.

· Twisted branches: hurricanes blow trees in all directions, and even though the branch is still attached, there may be tears (places where you can see through the branch), those branches should also to be removed, since it is a weak point in the tree."

The newsletter also includes updates on many Extension events going on this month!

To read the article, and find events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the June 2019 Newsletter

If you, or someone you know, would like to begin receiving these newsletters, please contact Liz Yongue, at yongue-liz@monroecounty-fl.gov or (305) 292-4501. 

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