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5 Common Trees in Central Florida

Florida is known for its beaches and abundance of sunshine, but it's also home to some gorgeous and luscious forests. Central Florida is home to some of the beautiful trees that inhabit these forests as well as some yards in neighboring homes. Here we will go over 5 of the most common trees found in Central Florida, and how to keep them neat and trimmed, so they're safe to enjoy all year round. 

  1. Live Oak. This majestic tree is often seen in the background of many photo-op spots in Central Florida. The live oak is a tree that can get very, very, VERY large since it can grow up to 60 feet tall and stretch out to about 100 feet! That's a lot of branches. If you're lucky enough to have one or two of these in your yard, they can be a bit difficult to trim, so it's best to have a professional handle any branch trimming. This is an especially important task to do before hurricane season, as to avoid any broken branches crashing down on anything important. 
  2. Bald Cypress. If you've ever been in a boat down one of the many canals and lakes in Central Florida, you've seen a few bare cypress trees. This specific type of cypress loves the water (specifically very wet soil) and provides a rest stop for turtles and even gators to soak up some sun. AS for this type of tree in your yard, it's a beautiful addition to a Florida lawn. It can thrive on dry soil as well as wet, so it does well in cities like Tampa just like in Mount Dora through the canals. The leaves shed during fall months and bloom again in the spring so trimming it isn't a constant bother. 
  3. Florida Pines. Pine trees are a staple in a Florida forest, and there are many different kinds throughout the state. The three most important types being the loblolly pine, slash pine, and sand pine. The loblolly and slash pine can grow to incredible heights of over 100 feet tall, while the sand pine typically only gets to 25 feet. These are not the ideal trees for most yards considering they produce a lot of sticky sap and can drop a lot of cones as well. They're best kept in parts of the yard that is out of the way, possibly along a fence in the backyard. They provide a significant amount of shade, and the needles shed during winter months. 
  4. Florida Maple. When you think maple trees, Florida isn't a known state for them. Well, Florida has two maple trees that are abundant throughout Central Florida; one being the red maple and the other known as the Florida maple. Both of these maple trees have crisp, warm, Autumn tones in their coloring and provide an exciting pop of color to wherever they are planted. Other maple trees don't fare so well in Florida due to not performing well in hot areas, and rapid growth from trees like the Silver maple is almost a nuisance for Florida gardeners to handle. This is another tree that should be adequately trimmed by professionals.
  5. Flowering Dogwood. This impressive flowering tree is one of the most popular trees native to the area. It can be grown with a single, but not simple, trunk; or it can grow many branches that will soon sprout lovely white flowers in the springtime. Come fall, the leaves turn a bright red, and there are red berries produced that native birds love. It's essential to prune the tree after it flowers. But make sure to do it before June, when new buds will begin to form!

There are so many beautiful types of trees throughout Florida, but some of the real beauty exists smack in the middle - right in Central Florida! 

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Kenneth Grasso
July 1, 2019

All American Tractor and Tree did a great job adding and grading a base for a metal garage we plan to install. I hired them to complete an unfinished job another local service started but then wanted to charge me more to finish! They used a level and graded the drive to drain away from my house and made it the length and width I asked for. They are personable and reasonably priced. They showed up when they said they would. Tommie and Jeff went above and beyond by moving some wood chips I had in a pile in my front yard . I would highly recommend them!

Janet Gamache
May 29, 2019

Jeff was a pleasure to work with. As soon as I contacted them they returned my call immediately.We needed a few tree's trimmed in our backyard. Jeff came on time as scheduled and did a great job! Very professional would def recommend them and will be using their service again in the future.

AnneP makeupandmore
May 28, 2019

We hired All American Tractor and Tree to trim and shape the huge oak tree in our front yard. From the beginning of my experience to the end Jeff was on top of everything. He returned calls, kept appointments and let me know when the weather dictated a change in plans. The tree was encroaching on our house and needed to be trimmed back and lifted so the bottom limbs were not in our way and blocking the view from the street. They showed up on time, talked to me first then used their best judgement in doing the work. When I asked to have a little more trimmed from one section they were happy to do it and then, the best part...they cleaned up after themselves and did a great job. We can not stand having the tree in our front yard but at least now it is not a total eyesore. I can not thank Jeff and Tommie enough.

Barbara Laws
May 17, 2019

We found Jeff and Tom to be very professional, polite and conscientious in trimming and removing several trees in our yard. We were also pleased with the clean-up following their work and would highly recommend their services.

jude garcia
May 8, 2019

Had a large water oak trimmed today. Great job by All American Tractor & Tree! Arrived promptly. Did a great job and cleaned up all the branches and debris. Would recommend this company!

Debbie Tittl
May 8, 2019

They did a terrific Job Clearing our Property of Branch's- Dead Trees-Brush and Lots of debris. Jeff is Great to work with. Very professional-Friendly-and reliable. Would Highly recommend All American Tractor and Tree. Ron

Ron Lo Schiavo
March 29, 2019

Just had a dead pine taken down and hauled. They did an amazing job! Very reasonable. I will definitely be using their services in the future for my remaining trees. I highly recommend!!

Marla Dunn
March 23, 2019

Called them in the AM. They happened to be in the area and removed two palms that afternoon. Price was competitive and they cleaned up everything to the point that we had nothing to do but enjoy the new view after the team left. It's great to find good customer service these days!

Scott Atkin
March 21, 2019

We had our large magnolia tree trimmed today. All American Tractor and Tree did a fabulous job. The tree looks beautiful. It was clear they had outstanding knowledge of trees and loved their job. The were resonably priced. They were professional and timely. They cleaned up here leaving. I would highly recommend them for all your “tree” work.

Kathy Redman
March 15, 2019

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