Buy a Good Quality Tree

Tree Selection , from the International Society of Arboriculture

Plant a tree PROPERLY

How to plant trees - provided by the International Society of Arboriculture
Tree planting guide How to plant a tree properly with photos

Prune Your Tree THE RIGHT WAY

Pruning Trees - Dr. Edward F. Gilman, University of Florida, illustrates major pruning types in this exceptional site.
City guide to proper cutting Hire a Qualified Arborist To find an ISA Certified Arborist near you, please visit and type in your zip code to obtain a list of certified arborists in your area. If you do not have access to the internet, you may contact ISA at (217) 355-9411 to have a list mailed to you.a service of the International Society of Arboriculture, the organization that sets the standards!

Trees and Storms

How to Minimize Wind Damage in the South Florida Garden

Plants and Trees

Desert Tropicals - an excellent resource on tropical plants
Florida Plants PLANTS Database - from the USDA
Florida Native Plant Society learn about Native plants and native landscaping
Fruitscapes - Everything you need to know about growing fruit trees in your yard
Photofruit , the largest fruit image bank on the net
Lethal Yellowing of Palm Trees in Florida
Tropical Plant Pests and Diseases
Texas Phoenix Palm Decline

Invasive plants and trees

Invasive 101
2015 Invasive Plant List

Good Reading

The Giving Tree- By Shel Silverstein

Tree and Plant - Related Organizations

Florida Urban Forestry Council
Betrock's Hortworld
The National Arbor Day Foundation
American Forests
International Society of Arboriculture
Fairchild Tropical Gardens
Florida Chapter International Society of Arboriculture

Government- related plant and tree resources

Florida Division of Forestry
NatureScape Broward

Care for Plants and Trees

City guide to tree care
A guide to Preserving Trees in Development Projects
- PennState College of Agricultural Sciences Cooperative Extension The Value of Landscaping - Virginia Cooperative Extension


Visit our Composting Class schedule under Recycling for upcoming classes .
Florida's Online Composting Center
Compost Guide Earth 911, Organics and Composting, Recycling

Local Horticultural and Arboricultural- Related Places to Visit

Deerfield Beach Orchid Society
The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Ft. Lauderdale
Flamingo Gardens, Davie
Gumbo Limbo Boca Raton
Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach
Pan's Garden, West Palm Beach
Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead
The Kampong, Coconut Grove
Montgomery Botanical Center, Coral Gables
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables
Vizcaya, Miami
The Gardens at Parrot Jungle Island, Miami