Tree and woodland health
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- Published: Friday, May 4, 2018
HILLSBORO, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension offers a one-night session in Hillsboro on June 13 to help landowners learn how to market timber. Too many landowners sell their timber for only a fraction of its worth, says MU Extension ...
- Published: Friday, March 30, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Reid Smeda, University of Missouri plant scientist, will speak on the Bradford pear tree and its cousins at a Callery pear educational event hosted by the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force. Smeda studies invasive species in ...
Publication date: May 1, 2018
Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an exotic, invasive, wood-boring insect that infests and kills native North American ash trees, both in forests and landscape plantings. Just like the Dutch elm disease that killed our native American elm ...
Publication 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 ...
In addition to all of the nonnative, invasive tree pests challenging the health of Missouri’s trees, there are several native insects and diseases that can cause serious harm. Although we cannot eradicate these pests from our natural ecosystems, it ...
Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) is a destructive, exotic forest pest that was accidentally introduced into the United States in 1869 by a man hoping to mate them with silkworms to create a hardier, more productive silk-bearer. When some of his gypsy ...
The pine shoot beetle (Tomicus piniperda) attacks new shoots of pine trees, which stunts the growth of the trees. The pine shoot beetle (PSB) might also attack stressed pine trees by breeding under the bark at the base of the trees. The beetles can ...
Find out how far is too far to move firewood to avoid transporting invasive pests and diseases to new areas.
This video by Purdue University Extension demonstrates what homeowners can expect when a tree-care professional uses a trunk injection system to treat their trees for emerald ash borer.
A 36-page PDF from the Northeast Forest Resources Extension Council Series that addresses planning and conducting a timber harvest to minimize the disruptive effects of cutting and removing trees on a forest.
Find out more about the Asian longhorned beetle on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website.
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