Bill Hamilton, of Southern Horticulture Nursery, will discuss trees at the Florida Native Plant Society Sea Oats Chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South.
Climate change and sea level rise have started a new level of interest in trees, native trees in particular, because of their ability to help us diminish some of the destructive elements of more powerful tropical storms, flooding and higher temperatures.
Homeowners can help fight weather damage by adding more trees to their landscape, and the Florida Native Plant Society can help to ensure healthy planting and maintenance, making those trees as resilient as possible.
Hamilton will address the trees’ role in resiliency planning, including residential landscapes, along with tips to ensure success when planting trees.
The meeting is open to the public and will include refreshments, a plant drawing and an opportunity to ask questions.