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This workshop shows you how to collect online information about your woodland and helps you understand why certain trees grow where they do. It also covers how to identify some of the more common tree species found in your woods and explains ...
This workshop explains how to identify trees that meet your ownership objectives and how to care for them properly once selected. It also descirbes federal and state incentive programs to help offset some of your costs, and demonstrates how to ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many of the world’s finest wines and whiskeys begin in Missouri’s hardwood forests. University of Missouri Extension forester Hank Stelzer shared Missouri’s role in wine and spirit production during the recent White Oak, ...
- Published: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
I fondly remember bird hunting with my dad. Clear, crisp autumn days made especially memorable seeing the satisfaction on his face when he “shot a double,” bagging two birds with one shot. Releasing high-quality oak trees from neighboring trees ...
- Published: Monday, May 1, 2017
White oak ( Quercus alba ) is one of the preeminent hardwoods of eastern and central North America. It can be found from Minnesota, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia south as far as northern Florida and eastern Texas. Q. alba typically reaches ...
Publications Date: Nov. 1, 2017
Oaks are one of the most important and abundant hardwood trees found in Missouri’s forests (Figure 1). Besides producing high-quality wood products, oaks also provide important sources of food and cover for wildlife. Older, mature stands ...
Publications Date: Feb. 1, 2017
Not much more than a half century ago, Missouri's wild turkey population was in danger of disappearing from the landscape. By the early 1950s, it was estimated that fewer than 2,500 turkeys were left in only 14 Missouri counties. Their ...
Publications Date: Oct. 1, 2012
Adult Asian chestnut gall wasp.Photo: Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org Distribution and hostsThe gall wasp, Dryocosumus kuriphilus Yasumatsu, was introduced into North America in 1974 on imported chestnut cuttings. A ...
Publications Date: June 1, 2012
American elderberry is a rapidly emerging new perennial crop for Missouri and the Midwest. The American elderberry, native to much of the eastern U.S., is a medium to large multiple-stemmed shrub, bush or small tree.American elderberry bears large ...
Publications Date: June 1, 2012
Missouri is in a position to benefit from research here and abroad enabling cultivation of the Burgundy black truffle in oak and/or hazel orchards. Cultivation of these exquisite and very high value mushrooms is both sustainable and diversifying.The ...
Publications Date: March 1, 2012
Chinese chestnut is an emerging new tree crop for Missouri and the Midwest. The Chinese chestnut tree is a spreading, medium-sized tree with glossy dark leaves bearing large crops of nutritious nuts. Nuts are borne inside spiny burs that split open ...
Purdue University Forestry Extension's publication "Native Trees of the Midwest," a definitive guide to identifying trees in the region.
MCFA is an organization of professionally trained foresters that provide competent forest management advice or assistance to landowners. Each member is self-employed and offers services on a fee or contract basis.
The Forest and Woodland Association of Missouri is a group of volunteers that promotes healthy, productive and sustainable forests and trees throughout Missouri through education and advocacy.
Researchers from multiple disciplines, including entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, agronomy, animal science and agroforestry, combine research efforts to address an array of issues. Integrated studies of crop, livestock and forestry ...
The association serves and promotes the forest products industry of Missouri. MFPA has more than 300 members representing primary and secondary wood industry, supplier and service industries plus loggers and landowners who advocate sustainable ...
Meet the experts
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- Kathi Mecham HORTICULTURE SPECIALIST-COMMERCIAL & CPD, CARROLL COUNTY, CPD SALINE COUNTY View Profile
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- Matthew Herring INTERIM REGIONAL DIRECTOR, EAST CENTRAL REGION View Profile
- Patricia Barrett AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SPECIALIST & CPD, MILLER COUNTY View Profile
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- Terry Halleran AGRONOMY SPECIALIST, HICKORY COUNTY View Profile
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