Fighting Out-of-Control Trees in St. Johns River By Following Mom’s Advice

Fighting Out-of-Control Trees in St. Johns River By Following Mom's Advice

Mom did know best when she said, “Starve a cold, feed a fever. A team of UCF biologists has just come up with a way to loosen the chokehold a proliferating tree has on the St. Johns River, and it follows mom’s advice. Depriving Carolina Willow seeds of water or gorging them with water when […]

  • Pythons, Lionfish and now Willow Invade Florida's Waterways

    Foreign invaders such as pythons and lionfish are not the only threats to Florida’s natural habitat. The native Carolina Willow is also starting to strangle portions of the St. Johns River. Biologists at the University of Central Florida recently completed a study that shows this slender tree once used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes, […]


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