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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. Loblolly pine stand.

Managing for Resilience

You can proactively manage your forest for health and vigor and help it to adapt …

2/12/21Healthy Forests
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Understanding Your Timber Basis

This note explains the benefits of establishing a timber basis for tax and casualty loss …

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Prevent Timber Trespass and Theft

Tips for preventing timber trespass and theft are reviewed in this publication. Special documentation of …

White Oak Quality Index, 2016

This note describes how a quality Index can be used to predict the lumber product …

Figure 1. Great Spangled Fritillary

Butterflies in Your Backyard

You can attract the many butterflies found throughout North Carolina to your backyard by following …

2/3/21Urban Wildlife
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Historic North Carolina Delivered Timber Prices, 1988-2020

Historic price data for delivered timber, prices paid upon delivery to the mill, from 1988-2020 …

2/1/21
North Carolina county map divided into east and west region

Historic North Carolina Timber Stumpage Prices, 1976-2020

Historic price data for standing timber from 1976-2020 for North Carolina. Data are reported for …

2/1/21

Enrolling in North Carolina's Forest Stewardship Program

This publication describes the North Carolina Forest Stewardship Program, a cooperative effort to help owners …