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Larvae of the larger elm leaf beetle. Photo: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

Elms have lots of pests. This week I have had several reports of larger elm leaf beetles, Monocesta coryli, …

Beech blight aphids (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) on a beech twig. Photo:SD Frank

Beech Blight Aphids

You might notice twigs on beech trees covered in a woolly sleeve. Get closer and it will begin to …

Oak lace bug adults, nymphs, and eggs on the underside of an oak leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Oak Lace Bug Damage

Oak lace bugs (Corythucha arcuata), like other lace bugs, cause stippling on leaves. Oak lace bugs, of course, feed …

Cover photo for Cankerworms

Cankerworms

Cankerworms: Paleacrita vernata (spring); Alsophila pometaria (fall) Prepared by: Bill Smith, Union County Urban Forester/ Certified Arborist. 2013 Location of Infestation …

Cover photo for 2015 Union County Farm City Banquet

2015 Union County Farm City Banquet

COME JOINT US!!! FARM CITY BANQUET Thursday, September 24th will be the date. At the Union County Agricultural Services & Conference Center 3230 …

Beaver Management Assistance Program

Union County participates in Beaver Management Assistance Program. BMAP is run by USDA Wildlife Services and educates the public and …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

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Songbirds

This publication describes the habitat, cover, food, water habits and home range of various songbird …

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Low-Cost Habitat Improvements

The smaller habitats that abound on private lands and in many backyards can be enhanced …

4 hours agoWorking With Wildlife

Producing Firewood From Your Woodlot

Producing firewood from a woodlot can be an excellent forest management opportunity. Properly marked and …

1 day agoWoodland Owner Notes

Developing Successful Tree Ordinances

This publication discusses how communities use tree ordinances as tools to protect trees, preserve green …

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Cutting at Financial Maturity: Maximizing the Economic Return of Your Woodland

Woodland owners harvest trees for financial and personal reasons. Deciding when is the optimal time …

1 day agoWoodland Owner Notes
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Woodscaping Your Woodlands

Improving small woodlands is a step-by-step process. This publication will help wooodland owners become familiar …

2 days ago
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Prevent Timber Trespass and Theft

Tips for preventing timber trespass and theft are reviewed in this publication. Special documentation of …

5 days agoEastern Forestry Notes
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Managing Beaver Ponds

This publication reviews the benefits of beavers and methods to manage and enhance beaver ponds.

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