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Gypsy Moth

The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar Linnaeus, is one of the most notorious pests of hardwood trees in the Eastern United States. Since 1980, the gypsy moth has defoliated close to a million or more forested acres each year. In 1981, a record 12.9 million acres were defoliated. This is an area larger than Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut combined.

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Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Tree Ordinances

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Fungicide Injection to Control Dutch Elm Disease: Understanding the Options

In some situations, injecting trees with fungicides is an effective treatment for the management of Dutch elm disease (DED). Several injection products are on the market, and various means of application are recommended. Each product and method has pros and cons. The "best" product depends on the individual tree its current condition, the objectives of the treatment, and the resources available.

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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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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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Excerpts From a "Whitepaper"
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Added: October 25, 2008

This paper was prepared by the Critical Issues Committee of the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) to assist academic, industrial, and government leaders in understanding the environmental implications of using wood-based products. Consideration of how to meet human needs for materials and still maintain or enhance other needs of the forest is vital. Forests cannot be isolated from human influence or from human needs.

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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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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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Capital District Community Gardens

Welcome to Capital District Community Gardens (CDCG) of upstate New York. Established in 1972, CDCG is a private non-profit community service organization that has been helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties improve their neighborhoods through community gardening and urban greening programs for more than 25 years

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Benefits of Prescribed Burning
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Added: February 07, 2008

Fire has been a frequent visitor to Florida's forests for thousands of years. During spring and fall dry seasons, and even during periods of summer rain, fires ignited in grass, dry leaves, and brush at the base of lightning-struck trees.

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Needle Cast of Pines

describes and details the Needle casts that plague Florida's pine trees

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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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Setting up the Books: A Forest Owner's Guide to Capital Accounts

...and Recordkeeping for Federal Income Tax Purposes

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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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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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Aquatic Weed Identification and Control: Water Pennywort and Mosquito Fern BROKEN

This publication provides information on biological and chemical treatments for water pennywort and mosquito fern.

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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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Hairy Rattleweed (Baptisia arachnifera)

Perennial, multi-branched about 50-80 centimeters (20-32 in) tall. Reddish-brown stem is covered by dense silvery-white hairs. Leathery leaves are nearly round or heart-shaped, alternate, 3-8 centimeters (1.2-3.2 in) long.

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USDA Conservation Reserve Program

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Tree Crops for Marginal Farmland Royal Paulownia
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Added: February 12, 2008

This guide briefly describes the methods and costs of growing Royal Paulownia trees in the southern United States. It includes a financial analysis which uses estimated costs and expected returns to evaluate a representative investment.

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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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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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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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Financial analysis of growing loblolly pine in a 33-year rotation
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Added: November 10, 2008

Financial analysis of growing loblolly pine in a 33-year rotation, with wildlife food plot and hunting lease assumptions.

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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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Urban Trees and Shrubs

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

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Anthracnose of Acacia

Describes (with supplementing pictures) the Anthracnose fungus that plagues Acacia trees and its management and prevention

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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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Recreational Forest Trails: Plan for Success

Which Type of Trail?; Studying the Land; Designing, Laying Out, and Constructing a Trail; Trail Width, Clearing Heights, and Grade Specifications; Constructing the Trail for Maximum Accessibility; Top Ten Trail Construction Tips

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