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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, …

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 …

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Cankerworms

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

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

Figure 1. Total number of logging companies and the average week

A Close Look at the North Carolina Logging Industry: Historical Trends and Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amidst the looming COVID-19 pandemic, the logging industry has sustained a 30-35% loss in the …

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2020 Quick Guide to Forestry Herbicides Used for Softwood and Hardwood Site Preparation and Release

A quick guide providing commonly used herbicides used in forest site preparation and release treatments. …

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2020 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

List of 2020 income by county of North Carolina timber harvested and delivered to mills. …

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2019 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

2019 income estimates ranked by county for standing timber and timber harvest and delivered to …

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2017 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

2017 income estimates ranked by county for standing timber and timber harvest and delivered to …

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2016 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

2016 income estimates ranked by county for standing timber and timber harvest and delivered to …

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2015 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

2015 income estimates ranked by county for standing timber and timber harvest and delivered to …

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2013 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

This factsheet provides an estimate of income derived form standing timber and upon delivery to …

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