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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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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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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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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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Winter Kill in Channel Catfish

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

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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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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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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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Controlling Undesirable Trees, Shrubs and Vines in Your Woodland

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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 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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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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Organic Fertilizers

Compared to synthetic fertilizer formulations,organic fertilizers contain relatively low concentrations of actual nutrients, but they perform important functions which the synthetic formulations do not.

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Mature Tree Shapes of Forest Tree Nursery Seedlings

Mature Tree Shapes of South Carolina Forestry Commission's Forest Tree Nursery Seedlings

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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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Fish Kills: Their Causes and Prevention

A few dead fish floating on the surface of a pond or lake is not necessarily cause for alarm. Expect some fish to die of old age, injury, winter starvation, or even post-spawning stress in the springtime. However, when large numbers of fish of all sizes are found dead and dying over a long period of time, it is necessary to investigate and determine the cause.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people..

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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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Understanding Tax Deductions for Timber Losses

Landowners whose timber has been destroyed may be eligible to deduct the loss on their federal income tax returns.

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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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The Role of the State Forestry Agency in Urban Forestry

This manual provides basic information for State forestry agency employees and others who work with communities on urban forestry. It can be used for self-guided learning, finding specific information on a topic and developing workshops and presentations.

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Wildlife Diversity: The Links of Life

This book explores the "links of life"--what they need and how they grow.

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Smoke Management Guidelines

The South Carolina Smoke Management Guidelines provide for minimizing the impact of smoke from vegetative debris burning operations.``To do this, the Guidelines define smoke sensitive areas, amounts of vegetative debris that may be burned, and atmospheric conditions suitable for burning this debris

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White Grub Control in Fraser Fir Christmas Trees

Proper vegetation management is critical to grub control by decreasing grub damage and discouraging grubs from coming back.

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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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Protecting Trees and Shrubs Against Winter Damage

Minnesota's harsh climate is often responsible for severe damage to landscape plants. Winter sun, wind, and cold temperatures can bleach and desiccate evergreen foliage, damage bark, and injure or kill branches, flowerbuds, and roots. Snow and ice can break branches and topple entire trees. All is not bleak, however, as landscape plants can be protected to minimize some of this injury.

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Predicting Potential Loss from the Southern Pine Beetle in the Piedmont of South Carolina

Forest managers concerned with southern pine beetle (SPB) impact may use an appropriate rating system to determine which stands are most susceptible. The results of such stand ratings will provide guidance in determining areas needing cultural treatment to prevent losses from the SPB.

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Managing Your Timberland
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Added: September 24, 2003

Forestland owners always face a variety of alternatives regarding managemen of their lands. Each landowner tends to be unique in the way he or she chooses to manage. Some manage intensively for maximum production of the timber resource. Others manage for a variety of benefits in addition to timber maximization, such as production of wildlife habitat or aesthetics. Some do not manage at all.

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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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Fish Kills in Indiana: Their Causes and Prevention
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Added: March 21, 2008

For anyone who has a stocked pond--and there are thousands in Indiana--fish kills can be quite a problem. The condition called "fish kill" occurs when a number of fish in a given body of water die from a specific cause. This publication discusses causes of "fish kills" and measures of prevention.

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