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2020 Quick Guide to Forestry Herbicides Used for Softwood and Hardwood Site Preparation and Release

By: Colby Lambert, Kelly Oten, Mark Megalos

A quick guide providing commonly used herbicides used in forest site preparation and release treatments. Tables are broken into (1) conifer site preparation, (2) hardwood plantation site preparation, (3) hardwood natural regeneration site preparation, (4) conifer early release, (5) early hardwood release, (6) cut surface herbicides used for intermediate or crop tree release. Each table provides the herbicide active ingredient, trade names of labels approved for forestry applications, best time of year to use the herbicide, target species, and species that are resistant to the herbicide. The trade names are linked to the most recent specimen label so users may look up the details of that brand for safety, mixing, and delivery methods. The links use the CDMS database for specimen labels: http://www.cdms.net/Label-Database.

Callery Pear: 'Bradford' and Other Varieties and Their Invasive Progeny

By: Courtney Smith, Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet identifies several varieties of the ornamental Callery Pear tree and their impacts on native ecosystems.

Beech Bark Disease

By: Courtney Smith, Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet provides information about beech bark disease, including the lifecycle, symptoms, and management strategies.

Spotted Lanternfly

By: Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive agricultural, ornamental, and nuisance pest in the United States.

Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus)

By: Ryan Bohannon, Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This fact sheet covers the identification, impacts, and management for tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus), an invasive plant.

Asian Longhorned Beetle

By: Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the Asian longhorned beetle, an invasive forest pest in the United States.

Elm Zigzag Sawfly

By: Kelly Oten, Matt Bertone Invasive Forest Pests

The elm zigzag sawfly is an invasive species first reported in North America in 2020. This fact sheet details what is known about its biology, identification, and management.

Common Disease Pests of Oak in North Carolina

By: Rebecca Eshleman, Kelly Oten

This factsheet provides brief descriptions of common disease pests of oak (Quercus spp.) in North Carolina. Pest descriptions are brief to allow readers to peruse common diseases of oaks, but provide links for readers to learn more.

Common Insect Pests of Maple in North Carolina

By: Rebecca Eshleman, Kelly Oten

This factsheet provides brief descriptions of common insect pests of maple (Acer spp.) in North Carolina. Pest descriptions are brief but provide links for readers to learn more.

Emerald Ash Borer

By: Kelly Oten, Ryan Bohannon Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the emerald ash borer, an invasive pest of ash trees in North Carolina.

Common Insect Pests of Oak in North Carolina

By: Rebecca Eshleman, Kelly Oten

This factsheet provides brief descriptions of common insect pests of oak (Quercus spp.) in North Carolina. Pest descriptions are brief but provide links for readers to learn more.

Biological Control of Emerald Ash Borer in North Carolina

By: Ryan Bohannon, Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet describes biological control methods for protecting trees from damage caused by non-native emerald ash borers, including the release of parasitoid wasps that attack emerald ash borer eggs or larvae.

Common Insect Pests of Ash in North Carolina

By: Rebecca Eshleman, Kelly Oten

This factsheet provides descriptions of several pests of Ash trees in North Carolina. It describes the characteristics of each insect and the damage they cause and offers potential mitigation strategies.

Diseases of Dogwood in North Carolina

By: Rebecca Eshleman, Kelly Oten

This fact sheet compiles common disease of dogwood trees (Cornaceae) in North Carolina. It contains brief descriptions with links to reputable and more thorough fact sheets.

Pine Bark Beetles

By: Kelly Oten

This fact sheet discusses the three most common pine bark beetles in North Carolina and their impacts, identification, and management.

Firewood as a Vector in Invasive Pest Dispersal

By: Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet covers information related to firewood as a threat in moving invasive pests to new areas.

Common Disease Pests of Maple in North Carolina

By: Rebecca Eshleman, Kelly Oten

This factsheet provides brief descriptions of common disease pests of maple (Acer spp.) in North Carolina. Pest descriptions are brief but provide links for readers to learn more.

Forest Health - Community Wealth

By: Mark Megalos, Colby Lambert, Kelly Oten, Rick Hamilton, Elizabeth Hughes (late) Forest*A*Syst

This Forest*A*Syst publication was written as a personal, confidential learning tool to help achieve your goals for forest ownership. First, answer the self-assessment questions to determine where you interests lie, and then continue reading to learn practical ways of pursuing these interests. The text focuses on water quality and aesthetic improvements that originate from reasoned forest management To gather more information, review the sources of information in the Getting Help section and tap these sources to learn even more. Also, don't forget to follow the directions for developing a management plan tailored to your dreams for your forest.

Anthracnose diseases of trees

By: Courtney Smith, Kelly Oten

This fact sheets details the identification and management of a common group of fungal diseases, anthracnose.

Diseases of Ash Trees in North Carolina

By: Rebecca Eshleman, Kelly Oten

This factsheet describes several diseases that impact the health of ash trees.

Insect Pests of Dogwood in North Carolina

By: Rebecca Eshleman, Kelly Oten

This fact sheet compiles common arthropod pests of dogwood trees (Cornaceae) in North Carolina. It contains brief descriptions with links to reputable and more thorough fact sheets.

Twolined Chestnut Borer

By: Ryan Bohannon, Kelly Oten

This fact sheet covers the identification, biology, impacts, and management of the twolined chestnut borer.