Trees

A home hit by a large tree during hurricane hermine
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

Heavy winds this weekend put Tallahassee’s new storm response plan to the test just weeks after city commissioners heard a final report on Hurricane Hermine.

The Florida Capitol Building from Adams Street
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Tallahassee is a tree city. That's according to the Arbor Day Foundation. The organization has honored the city with the designation for the 24th time.

unveiling of great tree challenge
Donald DeBevoise / WFSU News

A community-wide initiative to document Leon County’s oldest and most historically significant trees is underway. This is the first government-backed effort to record Leon’s trees.

With storm season fast approaching, the Wakulla County Extension Office is reminding Big Bend residents of the potential danger posed by trees.  Falling trees can cause serious damage to homes, property, and people.

Director Les Harrison said residents should be aware of certain warning signs.

“Are there limbs at severe angles?  Is there any obvious disease or insect pressure?  Are trees rubbing up against structures – or against other trees?  Any of these can speed the decline of the tree,” Harrison said.