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News Along the Avenue of Oaks

2019 Survey of Floral City Historic Oaks by Paff Tree Service, LLC, contracted Citrus County Arborist


Floral City Heritage Council Tree Committee: 

  • Susie Metcalfe, Floral City Garden Club
  • Frank Peters, FCHC
  • Marcia Beasley, FCHC
  • Winnie Schreiber, Forest Management
  •  Janet Donovan, FCHC
  • Tom Ritchie, FCHC
  • Charla Bauer, resident, Historic District
  • Deb Pedone, Paff 
  • Jim Sterling, Citrus County
  • Larry Brock, Citrus County


Deb Pedone speaks at the Floral City Garden Club: November 2019 article about Floral City's Historic Trees appeared in the Citrus County Chronicle. Paff Tree Service does scheduled checks on the trees' development and the Orange Ave residents keep a constant vigil to support the monthly data-collection walks of the Tree Committee members. 


Replacement Trees

Several Live Oak Trees (Quercus virginiana) will be planted February 18th and 19th along Orange Ave.

See pictures below of Committee Members selecting the trees for the replanting at Stewart's Tree Service in Brooksville, FL.

Photos of Paff Tree Service, LLC  planting the trees:

February 18, 2020

Planning Strategic Replantings 

Since three trees along the Avenue of Oaks were lost last year, some of the Tree Committee members went shopping for Trees at Stewart's Tree Service in Brooksville. Stewart's Tree Service specializes in Live Oaks like those along Orange Avenue. Deb Pedone from Paff Tree Service, LLC accompanied the committee members to make selections for replanting trees in the Historic District.

Selecting Trees for Replantings
    Tree Committee members Frank Peters and Tom Ritchie meeting with Deb Pedone and Stewarts' Tree Service discussing the best trees for planting in the historic district.
Adult Live Oak tree     Example of an Adult Live Oak Tree such as the ones in the Floral City Historic District
   

2019 Florida Urban Forestry Council Award Winners

Outstanding Project: Floral City Avenue of the Oaks, Marcia Beasley and Frank Peters

Frank Peters and Marcia Beasley have been selected to receive an award as Tree Advocates from the Friends of the Florida Urban Forestry Council.

        
 

 

 


Three Trees Removed from Canopy

  • Removal of three Historic Trees along Orange Ave. is the result of the 2018 Tree Survey completed in the Fall of 2018 by Paff Tree Service, LLC and Citrus County.
  • The survey is a report on the health and integrity of the Historic Tree Canopy and updates the previous survey completed in 2002.
  • A key part of the survey is to identify each individual tree, diagnose the issues associated with the tree, and develop a plan for the preservation of the tree and its contribution to the canopy.
  • After the 2018 Survey, the Paff arborist placed a numbered metal tag near the base of each canopy tree.
  • Anyone who would like a copy of the Paff Arborist's Survey Report prepared for Citrus County and Floral City Heritage Council is available here.