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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, …

Sawfly larvae, probably Caliroa quercuscoccineae, on a red oak and the window pane damage they cause. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies Feeding on Oaks

Oaks have hundreds of herbivores so it is no wonder that towards the end of summer some of the …

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 …

Tulip tree scales and white fluffy lady beetle larvae on a tulip poplar twig. Photo:SD Frank

Natural Enemies in Disguise

Tulip tree scales and other soft scales are maturing and producing a lot of honeydew. This makes people notice …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

Figure 1. Schedule for maintaining forest / field edge.

Managing Forest Edges for Wildlife

This publication describes edges (or ecotones), areas where two habitat types meet, such as a …

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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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Map of North Carolina's 13 congressional districts

Economic Contribution of the Forest Sector by North Carolina Congressional District

This publication breaks down how the forest sector contributed to the North Carolina economy in …

2 weeks ago

2014 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

Estimates of income of North Carolina timber harvested and delivered to mills.

2 weeks ago

Soil pH Management for Fraser Fir Christmas Tree Production

This publication offers a discussion on how to lime Fraser fir Christmas trees. Fraser fir …

12/31/19SoilFacts

2020 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

12/18/19
Forest habitat chart.

Forest Health - Community Wealth

This Forest*A*Syst publication was written as a personal, confidential learning tool to help achieve your …

12/17/19Forest*A*Syst
Red-metal bull dozier sized biomass harvester roughly tank-size

Sustainable Woody Biomass Harvesting: Minimizing Impacts

Woody biomass harvesting for renewable energy generation and bio-based products is likely to increase in …

12/17/19NC Woody Biomass