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Hurricane Preparedness

With Hurricane Isaias approaching the Carolinas and expected to make landfall in the next 24 hours, here is a …

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 …

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program “PPP” has authorized up to $349 billion in forgivable loans for small businesses to continue …

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USDA Requesting PPE Information

The USDA is asking all producers in the agricultural field to fill out a spreadsheet regarding the required PPE …

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The Bees of North Carolina

Congratulations to Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt & Hannah Levenson for this excellent new book, available as a hardcopy for purchase …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

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Emerald Ash Borer

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the emerald ash borer, an …

4 days agoInvasive Forest Pests
adult Asian longhorned beetle resting on a branch

Asian Longhorned Beetle

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the Asian longhorned beetle, an …

5 days agoInvasive Forest Pests
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Using Fire to Improve Wildlife Habitat

This publication discusses the benefits that land managers derive by managing wildlife habitat through controlled …

6 days ago

Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

2 weeks ago

Balsam Twig Aphid on Fraser Fir

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

2 weeks agoChristmas Tree Notes

Sample Timber Sale Contract

This publication is an example of a timber sale contract for "pay as cut" sales …

3 weeks agoEastern Forestry Notes
Red maple branch covered in gloomy scales

Measuring Impervious Surface Cover with the Pace to Plant Technique

Impervious surface cover increases tree stress and reduces tree condition. We developed an impervious surface …

3/17/21
Red maple branch covered in gloomy scales

Impervious Surface Thresholds for Sustainable Urban Tree Planting and Landscape Design

A foundation of IPM in urban landscapes is to put the right plant in the …

3/17/21