The Urban Trees & Landscape Management Lab works to address research and public education gaps related to environmental horticulture, ornamental production, arboriculture,
and urban forestry. Our research is focused primarily on issues relating to urban landscape sustainability, tree risk assessment/storm failure prediction, and factors that influence urban tree
growth and longevity. We are stationed at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center and are affiliated with the University of Florida Department of Environmental
Horticulture and the University of Florida Center for Lanscape Conservation and Ecology.
The mission of the Gulf Coast Research Center is to develop and disseminate new scientific knowledge and technologies to help our growers be competitive in the world economy. To maintain and enhance the quality and sustainability of our natural resources and agriculture.
Environmental horticulture deals with the science of using plants to enhance the environment through breeding, selecting, propagating, growing, installing and maintaining plants. The department endeavors to provide a stimulating environment in which you can pursue graduate education, research, and extension activities. Members of the Environmental Horticulture graduate faculty include department resident faculty, and faculty at the University of Florida Research and Education Centers located in Apopka, Balm, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, Homestead, Milton, Plant City and Quincy Florida.
To protect and conserve Florida's natural resources through research-based sustainable urban landscape practices.