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Old man palm

OLD MAN PALM & THE SEA

Standing tall with a bearded trunk emerging straight from the ground, the Old Man palm is perfect for your seashore residence. Just a heads up, though: This particular Old Man has been known to dominate conversations based on his looks alone. Five-foot spiky flower sprays spring right out of his…

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Cassia tree

A DOUBLE WINNER: PINK CASSIA FOR SPRING AND FALL

OK, so you have this beautiful Sarasota landscape but something’s missing. What can you plant in that open area that will shout “Spring!” but then provide nice shade in the fall? Consider the Cassia bakeriana. If a tree can be described as jubilant, this is THE one. While the Cassia…

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bare branch

DEAD GIVEAWAYS YOUR TREE IS DYING

Signs of a dying tree can include trunk damage, bare branches, damaged roots and fungus. If you have a tree in question, check for vertical cracks in the tree’s trunk and areas where bark has fallen off and not grown back -- exposed areas of smooth wood can indicate there’s…

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yellow tabebuia bloom

YELLOW TABS IN YOUR LANDSCAPE: WHERE DID ALL THE BLOOMS GO?

Maria Muhlhahn, ArtisTree Purchasing Manager, FCHP, ISA Certified Arborist First, the brakes lights -- then a head turn. Yellow tabs have a way of slowing down traffic on the busiest streets in Florida. But there’s also a downside that admirers tend to forget: the Yellow Tabebuia is a spring bloomer,…

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