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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 …

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, …

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. 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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