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Methods for Root Control
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Added: November 05, 2008

There has never been a time with more innovative tools and techniques available for minimizing infrastructure damage exacerbated by tree root growth. This limited bibliography helps identify the pertinent literature which contain means of controlling tree root growth. It remains the responsibility of the tree owner and the resource consultant to create and use root growth control tools and techniques that are tree-literate and do not destroy the many goods and services which trees bring to people's lives over long periods of time.

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Landowner's Handbook for Managing Southern Pines

A fantastic manual produced by USDA Forest Service for pine management in the South.

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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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A Homeowner's Guide to Living with Bears
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Added: April 17, 2008

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Urban Ecosystems
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Added: November 05, 2008

Urban forests enhance the quality of life. In addition to their aesthetic value, they reduce pollutants, filter the air, decrease temperatures therefore reducing urban heat islands, promote lower electricity bills and increase property values.

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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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Federally Protected Plants of Georgia

Everyone is aware of the plight of endangered animals but few know about our endangered and threatened plants (Federally listed). Many people do not know or care where these plants live and how they grow.

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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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Soil Organic Matter

Organic matter makes up only a small part of the soil. However, even in small amounts, organic matter is very important. This fact sheet answers some basic questions about soil organic matter.

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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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NUCFAC -- National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council is an organization that supports education, projects, and groups related to urban and community forestry. We seek to establish sustainable urban forests for all communities. Explore this site to find out more!

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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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Hunter Safety After a Disaster

A major storm adds new dimensions to hunter safety. Hunters must be aware of the increased hazards. In some heavily damaged areas, hunting may be limited or cancelled for the year. Before going afield, it is advisable to check with your state's wildlife department to see if your favorite hunting spot falls into the closed category.

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Felling, Bucking and Limbing Trees

Whether you are using your chain saw to cut firewood, trim trees or harvest large timber, you will be performing three basic operations — felling, bucking and limbing of trees. This article describes each of those three practices.

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Evaluating Pine Regeration and Economic Opportunities

The purpose of this publication is to provide landowners with information about regeneration options by examining the management and economic opportunities of three pine regeneration methods.

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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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Minor Pests of Fraser Fir Christmas Trees

Most growers of Fraser fir Christmas trees in western North Carolina are familiar with its major pests: spruce spider mites, balsam twig aphids and balsam woolly adelgids. But there are several minor insects and diseases that growers may occasionally encounter.

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Littleleaf Disease on Loblolly Pine: Symptom Outline

Littleleaf disease is a soil, pathogen, and tree management syndrome. Littleleaf can destroy pockets of mature and over-mature loblolly pines (Pinus taeda) over a period of 5-15 years.

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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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College of Forest Resources - Research

Areas of current and future research include a broad array of topics including forest policy analysis, stand management, streamside and riparian zone management, forest ecosystem analysis, international trade in forest products, forest products marketing, forest biotechnology, wildlife science, urban horticulture, forestry engineering and hydrology, and pulp and paper science. Topics of study are selected not only to foster the

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Attract Hole Nesting Birds
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Added: October 20, 2008

We put up a nest box for squirrels, and a screech owl moved in. How do we run it off so we can have squirrels?'' To me, that seems like a bizarre request.

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Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife

Citizens can protect property from wildlife committing or about to commit damage. Few people obtain permits to trap house mice because, as an exotic species, they are not protected. Consider lethal measures as a last resort, however. Most homeowners can deal quite effectively with wildlife using safe, non-lethal means.

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1997 Cash Receipts from Timber Harvests by County
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Added: February 09, 2008

This site provides a factual reference table of the status of the forest and natural resources in South Carolina by county.

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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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Urban Tree Care/Arboriculture

Urban trees are vital to the quality of our lives! They shade our streets, enhance the appearance and value of our homes, and improve the environment -- just a few examples of the many significant benefits of urban trees.

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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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Tennesee Yellow-eyed Grass (Xyris tenneseensis)

A narrow-leaved perennial 0.5 - 0.8 meters (20 - 32 in) tall; grows in clumps from a fleshy bulb-like base wrapped with small, dark-purple outer leaves. Interior leaves are larger, longer, flat to slightly twisted, smooth-edged and linear. These deep gree...

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Sustainable Communities/ZERI-NM

Sustainable Forests and making use of the small diameter trees and brush that are removed for fire prevention.

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Soil Nutrient Variability in Southern Piedmont Soils

When sampling soil, it is usually recommended that one collect a small amount of soil from a number of locations within a field, then mix the soil together in a pail for a good, representative sample. The reasoning behind this approach is that soil nutrient level tends to vary across a field due to the heterogenous nature of soil.

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