The Q&A Archives: Proper trees to plant in South Florida

Question: What are correct trees to plant in South Fl., we have a 10 acre
horse farm and need shade in turnouts. We lost over 250 pine
trees in the last two years due to hurricanes and disease. Do not
want Pine, what about Maple, Oak, Poinciana, Olive. Must be fast
growing and safe for livestock. The Fla summer sun is without
mercy and the storms take down trees with big canopy.

Answer: Jacquie,

The following web site list a number of adapted trees as well as the details on each to help you make your decisions as to which would suit you best:

I also suggest you contact your local County Extension Office for more advice. Their contact info is:

Palm Beach County/UF-IFAS Extension
559 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, Fl 33415-1311
Phone (561) 233-1700
Fax (561) 233-1768

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