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March 5, 2019

Do right by your trees: Prune, and prune correctly

March is a great time to prune trees. While pruning can be done at any time during the year, new growth is maximized, wound closure is fastest, and pest risks are lowest if pruning takes place before spring growth. Correctly pruning a tree lengthens its life and increases its value, however poor pruning—especially "topping"—can lead [read more]

November 9, 2017

Hunters: Beware of EAB Tree Hazards

By Parker Jones According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), dead or dying ash trees are potential dangers to hunters. Falling from tree stands is the number one cause of serious injury in hunters. "Infested or dead ash trees are not as structurally strong as healthy trees, so they are not a good place to [read more]

November 8, 2017

NJ Woodland Stewards Program Reaches 100 Participants

By Parker Jones The New Jersey Woodland Stewards Program recently reached 100 participants as 17 volunteers completed this year’s annual training. Forest ecology, wildlife ecology, forest management, and tree identification were some of the areas taught during the training. Instruction was provided by professionals and educators from NJ Division of Parks and Forestry, Rutgers University, New [read more]

September 22, 2017

State, federal forest management agencies increase collaboration under Good Neighbor Authority

The U.S. Forest Service has announced that federal and state forest management officials signed a Good Neighbor Authority agreement, a tool to improve forest health, including efforts to suppress the unprecedented southern pine beetle epidemic that includes nearly 4,000 infestation spots on four ranger districts. Using this authority from the 2014 Farm Bill, the Mississippi [read more]

August 11, 2017

The Value of West Virginia's Urban and Community Forests

West Virginia University (WVU) researchers and the West Virginia Division of Forestry have teamed up to better understand and communicate the significant economic and environmental impacts of urban and community tree canopy cover across the state. Greg Dahle, associate professor of arboriculture and urban forestry in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and [read more]

August 4, 2017

Seedling program produces trees for Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and Huber Engineered Woods LLC (HEW) are teaming up to initiate the Trees for Tennessee Seedling Program.  The program aims to provide an avenue for the establishment of as many as 1 million pine seedlings on at least 400 acres throughout the greater Tennessee Valley and Cumberland [read more]

August 4, 2017

Forestry Remains a Largely Untapped Industry in West Virginia

West Virginia’s forestry industry makes a significant contribution to the state’s economy, and that contribution is poised to grow, according to a recent study from the Appalachian Hardwood Centerand West Virginia University’s Division of Forestry and Natural Resources in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. The study showed that the forest industry accounts for [read more]