We use that information to develop future programs, but it's much easier to do this with 35-50 people than it is with 5,000," says Kevin Morales, director of administration, American Association of Nurserymen
, Washington, D.
Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, and Forest Service as federal players; National Association of State Foresters, representing state government; and Edison Electric Institute and American Association of Nurserymen
, among others, as private partners.
In addition to Hawkins' Florida Tomato Exchange, the Task Force includes the American Association of Nurserymen
, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, National Cotton Council of America, Society of American Florists, United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, and Western Growers Association.
It's a good idea to call your local nursery ahead of time and make sure their trees are grown to the standards set by the American Association of Nurserymen
To determine the health and condition of a tree, eyeball the trunk, branches, and root ball for signs of damage, and use the guidelines supplied by the American Association of Nurserymen
(see below) to determine if the nursery has handled the tree properly.