New Publication Reviews Key Steps to Forest Health, Protection, and Prevention

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longleafIn Extension Forestry, we frequently hear the question from landowners “How do I
control the latest forest pest?” A new publication aims to address that question in a proactive way, entitled Promoting a Healthy Forest on Your Land by Dr. David Coyle, Southern Regional Extension Forestry-University of Georgia, and Dr. Mark Megalos, North Carolina State University.

The publication frames the factors that can reduce or degrade the health of our forests, including native and exotic pests, past land uses, weather events, long term climate changes, and wildfires.

“The forest and its pests are universal and potentially daunting,” Coyle said. “Our goal was to break down the monitoring process into simple steps and a list of resources.”

“ A healthy forest is an achievable. What we attempt in the publication is to distill actions into 3 general steps: monitor, modify and manage. Taking small, simple, inexpensive steps is our goal with prevention being the dominant theme.”  Megalos comments.

Find out about additional pest management publications and insights at the following websites and links (by topic):

Southern Pine Beetles

Southern Forest Health Southern Pine Beetle Information

University of Florida Southern Pine Beetle Page

US Forest Service Southern Pine Beetle Leaflet

University of Kentucky Southern Pine Beetle Page

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Information Network

Southern Forest Health Emerald Ash Borer Information

US Department of Agriculture Emerald Ash Borer Page

Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt

Gypsy Moth