Florida Grades and Standards - Cherrylake

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 6th edition, the newest Florida Grades and Standards, published in 20122 (effective July 1st, 2022), provides a more streamlined 7 step process that includes the evaluation of the root and canopy health of the plants.


 Florida Grades & Standards for Nursery Plants 2022 PDF (9mb)