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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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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

6 days ago
Map of spatial distribution of sawmill facilities

The North Carolina Sawmill Industry: A Closer Look

This publication offers an overview of the sawmill industry in North Carolina.

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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. …

9/2/20
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New Reporting Rules for Lump-Sum Timber Sales

On May 28, 2009, new rules for reporting of lump-sum timber sales went into effect. …

8/26/20
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Woodland Wildlife Nest Boxes

This publication provides information on constructing and placing artificial nesting boxes to attract birds and …

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Wood Duck

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover and home range of the wood duck. It …

Wildlife Terms

This publication functions as a dictionary for commonly used wildlife terms such as cover, daylighting, …

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Wild Turkey

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of wild turkeys …