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Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Tree Ordinances

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Grass Carp in Mississippi Farm Ponds

Controlling and eliminating aquatic weeds from farm ponds in Mississippi are often confusing and frustrating tasks. There are three basic weed control approaches, and a combination of two or more of these often is required for success. The selection of a weed control program depends on local conditions in the pond, as well as the needs, desires, and capabilities of the pond owner or manager.

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Control of Nitrogen Levels in Trees

From an energy standpoint, uptake and reduction of nitrates with incorporation into an organic framework is one of the most expensive tasks a tree performs. It would hardly be worthwhile if useable nitrogen in the environment was not at a premium.

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Layman's Guide to Private Access Road Construction

Poorly constructed access roads often cause severe erosion and stream sedimentation that benefit no one.

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Forestry Guide

Forestry Guide is an internet based subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in Forestry. Resources are described and evaluated with a set of metadata based on the Dublin Core Metadata Element. Each resource is described with a set of metadata based on the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set in order to make records browsable in the Subject Catalog or the Source Type Catalog as well as searchable with local Search Options.

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Management of Georgia Sportfishing Ponds

The over one million ponds in the United States are a significant and valuable sportfishing resource. Forty percent of the recreational fishing in Georgia is on the estimated 100,000 ponds across the state. Some ponds are used solely for fishing, while ot...

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Channel Catfish Production

This provides production requirements and marketing strategies for catfish farming as the fastest growing segment of the aquaculture industry in the United States.

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Chipmunk Control BROKEN
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Added: November 04, 2008

Information on chipmunk biology and tips for controlling damage.

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Trees to Plant In Containers or Wells

Landscaping in a small area is challenging, but popular. Planting trees in small areas can limit root and shoot development. Proper selection of plant material for small areas is important to ensure a healthy environment for the plant. Sidewalks, patios, decks, entrances, courtyards and other small areas can be landscaped with the use of containers or wells with restricted soil area.

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Fusiform Rust Disease of Southern Pines: Biology, Ecology and Management

An extensive source for learning about the life cycle and management of fusiform rust.

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Riparian Forest Buffers

This fact sheet is intended to identify the benefits of riparian areas, describe the various riparian systems in Oklahoma, and suggest appropriate management practices to help maintain them.

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Manchester State Forest

If you visit Manchester State Forest in the early spring you'll find pockets of flowering mountain laurel, red cedar draped with Spanish moss, and oaks growing in profusion among the dogwoods and longleaf pines. This kind of plant mix is unique in the state. Located in Sumter County, on the fall line between South Carolina's piedmont and coastal plain, Manchester State Forest consists of more than seventeen thousand acres of ridges, sand hills, hardwood bottoms, bays, and swampland

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Protecting Trees from Construction Damage: A Homeowner's Guide

This publication explains some things that landowners can do to minimize the impact of construction on trees. It describes landscape protection plans, special construction techniques, symptoms of damage, and treatment strategies.

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Controlling Undesirable Trees, Shrubs and Vines in Your Woodland

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Your Trees Trouble May Be You
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Added: July 26, 2002

"Your Tree's Trouble May Be You!" is a companion to "A Tree Hurts, Too". They are part of a Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture program designed to provide information on the wise use and care of trees...some of our most versatile and renewable natural resources.

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Winter Kill in Channel Catfish

Winter Kill Syndrome is a serious disease affecting farm-raised channel catfish during colder months.

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Fertilizing Honeysuckle For Deer

Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is a woody evergreen vine that is very nutritious for deer. It can constitute a major portion of the seasonal diet and in some cases the year-round diet of white-tailed deer in the Southeast. The leaves and seeds also are eaten by cottontail rabbits, northern bobwhites, and eastern wild turkeys.

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Dimensional Changes in Wood

From early Paleolithic times, wood has been one of``the most important raw materials for making everything``from furniture to weapons to art. The availability``of metal tools about 5000 BC gave Egyptians the ability to``improve the art of cutting veneer pieces to use in construction``of various products. Although wood uses and processing``techniques have been developing for millennia, the science of``wood technology is relatively new.

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Citrus Cold Weather Protection and Irrigation Scheduling Tools Using Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) Data

With a crop value of $597 million in 2006/07, citrus is the most important horticultural crop grown in Florida. The 2.4 million tons of annual citrus production in Florida accounts for approximately 75 and 20% of United States and world citrus production, respectively. Agricultural water use has become a greater concern for citrus production in Florida due to increasing competition between agricultural, commercial, and residential use of limited water supplies. Tools have been developed for the FAWN that will assist citrus growers in improving frost protection and irrigation scheduling while saving water. These tools are the Cold Protection Toolkit and the Citrus Microsprinkler Irrigation Scheduler. Use of these tools, potential benefits to citrus growers and water savings are described below.

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Timber Sale Security Guidelines for CRP Plantations
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Added: October 20, 2008

To a landowner, timber is a valuable asset. It often seems to grow by itself, requiring little care or management. However, there are security concerns during the entire process of producing salable products from a forest.

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Grow and Maintain a Healthy Birch Tree

In many landscapes, birch trees begin to decline within a few years, and many trees die well before reaching maturity. A healthy birch tree should be able to survive and thrive for 40-50 years. In many yards, however, it is not unusual for birch trees, especially the white-barked birches, to die well before reaching 20 years of age.

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Forestry Images

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Urban Trees and Shrubs

A guide to the selection of trees and shrubs and their care in urban areas.

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Hardwood Lumber Grades

More people are becoming involved in do-it-yourself activities, ranging from putting up a bookshelf to renovating an existing structure. All too frequently, though, they don't know what grade of lumber they might need for a particular project.

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Tree Growth Rings: Formation and Form

Trees sense and respond to a host of environmental events and changes. Trees integrate these separate responses to individual conditions into a general whole-tree reaction. A growth increment represents hundreds of internal and external variables put into...

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The Raccoon -- Friend or Foe
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Added: July 26, 2008

The raccoon (Procyon lotor) is an important link in nature's food web. Raccoons are also beneficial to humans because of their consumption of pesky insects and mice, their aesthetic qualities, and their fur. They are an enjoyable and lovable animal; however, they can cause damage and pose health problems to animals and humans. This publication describes precautions that you can take to avoid potential raccoon problems.

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Southern Pine Beetle Control Techniques

Southern pine beetle (SPB) caused timber losses can be reduced through the use of one or more recommended direct-control tactics. SPB control, to be most effective, should be a year-round activity.

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Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook: Pest Control

This publication describes ways to minimize insect problems in Christmas tree plantations and completely avoid the need for insect pest control.

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Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council

The Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council is an organization formed to address the increasing urban forestry needs for the eight county region surrounding Dallas, Texas.````Our mission is to promote the protection and development of urban forest resources. We execute our mission by communicating important issues, needs and information about urban forest resources to our local officials, civic leaders and media.

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Timber Sale Volumes, Weights and Prices

Timber is Georgia's number one single cash crop for landowners. However, buying or selling timber can be a puzzling process, since different units of measure may be used for different products.

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