More than 25,000 square miles of forests represent nearly half of Florida's land area. These trees provide us with wood and fiber products.
Approximately 650 million cubic feet of wood is harvested annually from sustainably managed forests. For information about sustainable agriculture, see Sustainable Living: Agriculture.
Florida’s forests also support outdoor recreational opportunities and provide important environmental services such as wildlife habitat, biodiversity and clean water. For more information, see Forests & Uplands.
Forest farming and grazing, alternative uses, economics, pest control, and other topics.
- Fire in Florida
A series of short radio spots providing information about fire prevention and control in Florida, as well as a variety of wildland fire resources.
- Florida Forest Stewardship website
Forest stewardship, resources, management, planning, assistance, events, and news.
- Forest Management
Fire, BMPS, plans and inventory, and agroforestry and alternative enterprises.
- Programs & Resources for Educators & Youth
Environmental education programs and resources for educators and youth.
Economics, taxes, diseases and pests, management and marketing.
- Urban Forests and Wildland-Urban Interface Program website
Using urban forests to improve environmental quality and community well-being.
- Wildlife Management
Quality wildlife habitat includes the right combinations of food, cover and water.
- Wood to Energy Outreach Project
This project aims to increase community understanding and discussion about the possibility of using wood as an energy source in the South.
- Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department
- Center for Subtropical Agroforestry
- Entomology and Nematology Department
- FAWN: Florida Automated Weather Network
- Pesticide Information Office
- Plant Pathology Department
- School of Forest Resources and Conservation
- School of Natural Resources and Environment
- Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises
- Soil and Water Science Department
- Trees & Hurricanes
- Virtual Field Day
- Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Expanding Florida’s Farming Business to Incorporate Tourism
- Florida Insect Management Guide
- Forest Industries
- Forest Management and Stewardship
- Insects: Entomology and Nematology Department Collections
- Potential Woody Species and Species for Windbreaks in Florida
- Trail Hiking
State & Federal Agencies
- County Foresters--Florida DOF
- FDACS Division of Forestry (DOF)
- Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office--USDA
- Southern Research Station--USDA Forest Service Research
- USDA Forest Service
Other University Sites
- Florida Climate Center--FSU
- U.S. Drought Monitor--University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Warnell School of Forest Resources--UGA
- Wind Wood Utilization-- MSU
Organizations & Associations
- Florida Forestry Association
- Forest Landowners Association
- International Society of Arboriculture
- International Society of Arboriculture (en español)
- International Society of Arboriculture, Florida Chapter
Other Sites & Publications
- Agriculture Tree Crop Pest Control: Exam Preparation Guide
- Cover Your A$$ets: Estate Planning, Conservation Planning and Income Options for Forestland Owners
- Forest Pest Control: Forestry Category Exam Preparation Guide
- Insect Pests of Oak Trees
- Noxious Weeds in Florida
- The Preservation of Wood: Exam Preparation Guide