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Dreams Grow on Trees for Florida Couple


Of the 17 million+ acres of privately-owned forests in Florida, Carlos and Sara Ramirez might say only 88 of them really matter. Those are the ones that the couple is nursing back to glory with their own hands, one tree at a time.

Two years ago, Carlos, Special Forces-retired, and Sara, an Air Force Captain, became the owners of a loblolly pine forest in Milton, and they're hoping to turn it into one of the finest timber plantations in the Panhandle.