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, […]


More Headlines

  • Q&A: Another Day in the Life of UCF's Reflecting Pond

    UCF’s iconic Reflecting Pond, the site of Friday’s Homecoming Spirit Splash, was one of the first structures built on the campus. Construction of the pond was completed in 1967, a year before UCF classes began, and it has always been the hub of the constantly growing university. The 225,000-gallon pool is used as the photogenic […]

  • Family Creed Helps Junior Guard Overcome Fire, Season-Ending Injuries

    The phone call came from 1,200 miles away. On a September 2011 morning after a workout, Bryeasha Blair, then a freshman on the UCF women’s basketball team, picked up the phone. At the other end of the connection was the hysterical voice of her mother. The home she grew up in had gone up in […]

  • Homecoming Highlights: Fireworks, Football and Fun

    The University of Central Florida’s Homecoming week will come to light with its first ever fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Memory Mall. This year’s theme is “IGKNIGHT: Fuel Your Legacy.” Events will be held on campus for students and throughout the community for alumni. To accommodate Friday’s fireworks show, Garage […]

Watch Video

More »

The Plan for UCF Downtown

UCF in Downtown Orlando: The potential of UCF moving downtown and the benefits to the community.