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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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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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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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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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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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Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Tree Ordinances

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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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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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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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Chipmunk Control BROKEN
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Added: November 04, 2008

Information on chipmunk biology and tips for controlling damage.

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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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Tree Crops for Marginal Farmland Black Walnut

This publication describes the most effective practices used to grow black walnut trees in the southern United States and the cost of those practices. It includes an economic analysis which employs usual costs and expected returns to determine outcomes of representative investments.

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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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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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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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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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Do Trees Pollute?
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Added: November 05, 2008

There is no doubt that air pollution is one of the most serious problems facing humankind in the 21st century. Air pollution can impact human health, damage the environment, reduce food crops yields, damage property, and reduce visibility. Of the various pollutants, ozone pollution is the one most often linked to emissions from trees. But are trees and forests part of the problem, or are they part of the solution?

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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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Controlling Undesirable Trees, Shrubs and Vines in Your Woodland

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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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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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Forest Products Marking Program

Forest Products Marking Program which involves the monitoring of all steps from the time a forest product leaves the forest until it reaches its final destination, such as a retailer's shelves. With the advent of this new marking program, retailers, manufacturers, homebuilders and consumers who support responsible forest management will be able to more easily identify which products come from forests certified to CAN/CSA Z809 Canada's National Standard for Sustainable Forest Management.

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Wildlife Food Planting Guide For The Southeast

This guide has been designed for the Southeast to help landowners, recreation clubs, and hunters better manage populations of the white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, and various species of waterfowl by providing wildlife habitat and food-planting management techniques.

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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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Tree Topping Hurts Trees

The practice of topping is so widespread that many people believe it is the proper way to prune trees. It's not, for a variety of practical and aesthetic reasons.

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