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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute
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Episode #373 | Original Air Date: August 4, 2021

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With hurricane season arriving, Floridians start thinking about how to prepare. One of the best things you can do in your landscape is to plant trees that can withstand hurricane-force winds.

Research conducted by University of Florida scientists showed that sand live oaks are the most resistant to wind damage. Other good choices include the Southern magnolia, live oak, crapemyrtle, bald cypress, and sabal palm. These trees are less likely to lose limbs or blow over during hurricanes.

Some of the trees with the least wind resistance were sand pine, Chinese elm, water oak, and laurel oak.

Remember that proper planting and care are just as important as tree selection.


Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.