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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, …

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 …

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Found in NC

Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected in North Carolina for the first time. The detection was made in …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

Balled and burlapped Fraser fir and white pine trees.

Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees

One of the more enjoyable Christmas traditions is to replant a living Christmas tree into …

2 days agoChristmas Tree Notes
Illustration of forest stages and wildlife over time.

Wildlife and Forest Stewardship

Developing forestland to continually produce timber and provide wildlife habitat requires an active management plan. …

3 days agoWoodland Owner Notes
Photo of trees covered in kudzu vines.

Invasive Plants and Your Forests

This publication describes invasive plants in North Carolina and provides landowners with information on prevention, …

2 weeks agoHealthy Forests

Life Cycle Assessment: Description and Methodology

This publication reviews methodology for environmental impact assessment and describes an example.

2 weeks ago

Carbon Accounting: Description and Methodology

This publication discusses issues related to global climate change and the process of carbon accounting.

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 …

11/6/19SoilFacts
Photos of a Kentucky warbler and the tufted titmouse

Managing Backyards and Other Urban Habitats for Birds

This publication describes how homeowners can create backyards and other urban habitats that attract a …

10/24/19Urban Wildlife
Tree care professional removing a large tree crushing a car.

How to Hire a Tree Care Professional

Proper tree care is an important part of a homeowner's investment. This publication guides consumers …

10/21/19