Basal Bark Treatment
Florida’s climate provides an ideal environment for plants native to other tropical areas of the world. These exotic plants invade hardwood hammocks, pinelands, and wetland ecosystems, destroying the plant and animal biodiversity that makes Florida unique.
Native plant communities evolve with a complex relationship of natural controls that keep them in balance. These include environmental restraints, diseases, insects, herbivores and species competition. Invasive exotic plants lack these natural control mechanisms, thus allowing rapid expansion and destroying valuable natural lands.
We have dedicated crews to manage invasive plants, using proven methods of hand removal, girdling, mowing, basal bark treatments, herbicide treatment, and follow-up. Through our work on private lakes, wetlands, uplands and preserves, our environmental division has proven its ability to lead the movement to bequeath a healthy and natural environment to future generations.