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Tree Heat Stress Syndrome
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Added: October 20, 2008

Georgia can have many hot days during the year. From the North Georgia mountains to the coast, these large heat loads can influence plant growth.Figure #1; Figure #2. Trees and shrubs generally have optimum growing conditions across the range of temperatu...

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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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Trees
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Added: July 19, 2008

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service Gardening and Horticulture page provides information on trees.

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Thinning Your Timber for Profit

Thinning is a process in which a certain number of trees are removed from a stand to increase the growing space available to the residual stand of timber (the trees that are left to grow) and sold to make some money from the timber that is removed.

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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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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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Wind and Trees: Surveys of Tree Damage in the Florida Panhandle...

This circular summarizes the results of two surveys about tree damage across the Florida Panhandle, resulting from Hurricanes Erin and Opal, and ranks the wind resistance of the North Florida tree species in particular communities.

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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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Stream Corridor Restoration

There's more to a stream than the rushing or meandering water. A stream corridor, or stream valley, is a complex and valuable ecosystem which includes the land, plants, animals, and network of streams within it. Recognition of the value of stream corridors has come with the understanding of what has been lost through uninformed or misguided actions on many streams and the watersheds that nourish them.

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Wildfire Facts

South Carolina Forestry Commission ``wildfire facts

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Sealing Leaking Ponds

Excessive seepage in ponds is generally due either to a poor site--that is, one in which the soils in the impounded area are too permeable to hold water--to improperly constructed levees or dams, or to physical damage caused by tree roots, burrowing rodents, or other factors.

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Pruning Ice-Damaged Trees

A full discussion of recovering from ice storm damage to trees: assessment of damage, repairs, removal, tools, leader replacement, straightening bent trees, and a bibliography and list of information sources.GO TO ARTICLE #48

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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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Trends in Working Forest Conservation Easements
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Added: November 05, 2008

The increasing use of conservation easements to protect private, productive forestland and recent large-scale projects protecting tens or hundreds of thousands of acres are bringing out challenges and questions related to working forest conservation easements (WFCEs). WFCEs are easements developed specifically for working forests that are actively managed for timber or other marketable goods. In April 2001, a Land Trust Alliance (LTA) advisory panel of conservation easement and forest management practitioners from across the country discussed emerging WFCE trends and ongoing challenges, including forming complex partnerships with multiple parties in easement transactions, documenting and monitoring a forest’s multiple resources and managing public access on some working forestlands.

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Tree Care Industry Association

The Tree Care Industry Association is a 70-year-old public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture representing approximately 2,100 tree service and affiliated company members.

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Words from the Woods: Derivations of Common Tree and Forest Words
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Added: October 20, 2008

Our heritage is mirrored in our language. The words we use to describe things in our lives have been changing and evolving over time. By looking at where our words have come from, we can better understand their meaning. The words we use to describe trees and forests are filled with history.

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Southern Center for Sustainable Forestry

The Southern Center for Sustainable Forests provides innovative research and practical applications for enhancing sustainable forest management on industrial and nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) land in the South.

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Tree Growth Response Systems
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Added: October 31, 2008

This publication is a synthesis of the tree growth regulation and correlation literature. General processes and systems presented here represent educational models which professionals can use to better appreciate and understand basic tree functions. These models do not represent actual physiological mechanisms, but simple theoretical means of explaining tree reactions within the environment.

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Fire Safe in the Interface

Areas where homes meet the forest are called the wildland/urban interface. A home in a woodland setting is surrounded by flammable forest fuels - a real danger if a wildfire is on the loose. You can help minimize a fire threat to your home and family by following a few safety steps.

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Pruning Trees

This site provides a step-by-step guide to pruning trees with topics including how to prune, when to prune, and how much to prune.

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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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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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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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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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Amber Darter (Percina antesella)
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Added: October 20, 2008

The amber darter is a small perch-like fish usually less than 2.5 inches (6 cm) long with a series of dark blotches along the sides and four dark "saddles" along the back It is a golden to brown color on the back, amber or yellowish along the middle of th...

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The National Arbor Day Foundation

Trees make a world of difference. Find out how you can save energy, attract birds and wildlife, plant conservation buffers for streams, create living snowfences, and more with our free booklet

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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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Controlling Undesirable Trees, Shrubs and Vines in Your Woodland

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Handling Christmas Trees on the Retail Lot

Quality Christmas trees can be made available to consumers only if proper handling procedures are followed during harvest, shipping, storage and display. The retail lot is a critical point in this process, where trees are often maintained in less than optimal conditions.

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Management of Wood Ducks on Private Lands and Waters

Of the many wildlife management practices the private landowner can do, few are as rewarding as those which favor wood ducks. Wood ducks and a multitude of other wildlife species respond readily to managed wetlands. Conservation practices on existing wetlands and creation of new wetlands on private lands are keys to sustaining valuable wildlife resources.

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