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Forestry Extension: Forest Health

Forest Health

Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) is a newly discovered disease caused by a previously undescribed fungus hitchhiking on a tiny native bark beetle. It poses a serious threat to black walnut trees in the eastern U.S. More


Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an exotic, invasive, wood-boring insect that infests and kills native North American ash trees, both in forests and landscape plantings. Just like chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease before it, EAB is capable of eliminating an entire tree species from forests and cities. This makes it one of the most serious environmental threats now facing North American forests. More


Recent Natural Disasters. The May 8, 2009 derecho (de-RAY-cho) that leveled over 200,000 acres of Ozark forestland was just the latest in a series of extreme weather that have impacted forests across the state. More


Rehabilitating Storm-damaged Forest Stands. How much debris is littering your forest stand, the terrain, and what you are willing to invest will determine what options are available. More