Termites Weakening FL Trees Before Hurricane Season

May 14, 2018


A new University of Florida study suggests that there could be even more felled trees the next time a hurricane makes landfall in the state — not because of the rise of super storms or stronger wind conditions but because of termites.

That’s right. The tiny, wood-boring insects could be the reason why many more trees fall over.

That's according to the research of Dr. Thomas Chouvenc. The UF/IFAS assistant professor of urban entomology joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about the invasive species infesting Florida trees.

For the visually minded, UF/IFAS also has a map of termite populations near your neighborhood.