Florida Grades and Standards

The Florida grades and standards are a resource for Growers, Landscape Architects, Contractors, Inspectors and others to communicate and evaluate the quality of shade trees, palms and cycads. It was first published in 1965, and then revised in 1998 to showcase a 10 step evaluation process. Now in its 5th edition, the newest Florida Grades and Standards, published in 2015, provides a more streamlined 7 step process that includes the evaluation of the root and canopy health of the plants.

 

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