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Pesky Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes are important pests because their irritating bites often interfere with outdoor activities and can transmit disease to people …

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Tree Roots & Sewers

Tree roots explore their soil environment in search of nutrients and moisture. If your sewer pipe has a vulnerability, …

English Ivy Growing on Tree in the Winter, What is the Green Stuff Growing on my Tree, What is the green leaves on my tree, Ivy on Tree, Ivy Growing on Trees

English Ivy

When the leaves are off the trees in winter you can easily see all the English ivy vines growing …

Bradford Pear Tree, Why are Bradford Pears Bad, Trees with Fishy Odor, Trees with Smelly Odor, Trees that Stink, Tree Stinks, Bradford Pear, Tree with White Flowers

Bradford Pear Exchange

The Bradford Pear became a popular ornamental plant for homeowners as it produces beautiful white flowers in the spring. …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Union County Rankings Chart

Agri-Business in Union County

Agriculture is the single largest component of the economy in Union County. With ample farmland, a skilled workforce, and …

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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are easy to confuse with bumblebees. Behavior and appearance are two characteristics that can be used to …

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Eastern Tent Caterpillars hatch about the same time as our native tree the Eastern Redbud starts to bloom. This …

Oak lecanium scales and eggs on willow oak. Photo: SD Frank

Lecanium Scales Full of Eggs

Oak lecanium scale and European fruit lecanium are nearly identical soft scales that infest oaks and many other tree …

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, …

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Recreational Forest Trails: Plan for Success

This publication explores proven ways to plan, construct and interpret various types of recreational forest …

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Using a Compass and Pacing

A compass and pacing can be useful in many different woodlot activities. A compass can …

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Managing Longleaf Pine Straw

Longleaf pine trees deposit an annual blanket of needles, often called pine straw, on the …

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Leyland Cypress

This factsheet covers the growth, planting, shaping and pests of Leyland cypress, a popular Christmas …

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Balsam Twig Aphid on Fraser Fir

This publication describes the life cycle, scouting and treatment of the balsam twig aphid, a …

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Weed Management in Conifer Seedbeds and Transplant Beds

Weeds compete with conifer seedlings for light, water, nutrients and space. Of these, light competition …

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Elongate Hemlock Scale

This publication describes the symptoms, life cycle and control of the elongate hemlock scale, a …

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Rust Mites in Christmas Trees

This publication describes the life cycle and control of the hemlock rust mite, which causes …

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