Predators and Pests do Battle over Native Gumbos

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

As published in The Miami Herald The fast growing and sturdy native tree known as the gumbo limbo, (Bursera simaruba) has succumbed to a tandem of pests which have combined to turn this once beautiful tree into something belonging in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Gumbo limbos are under attack. The gumbo limbo was the first tree I ever wrote an entire article on and for as long as I have taught the class "South Florida's Top 40 Plants", the gumbo has sat proudly near the top of...
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