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An Urban Forestry Success Story Tree Stewards Help Re-green the “Forest City” of Cleveland, Ohio
Greening Your Community
Success Stories
A Watershed Success Story Reducing Harmful Effects of Stormwater Runoff
Water
Success Stories
A Watershed Success Story Replanting for Diversity After Invasive Ash Borer
Water
Success Stories
A Watershed Success Story Planting Dreams for a Greener, Cleaner Tomorrow
Water
Success Stories
A Watershed Success Story Great Lakes Grant Helps Restore Wetland After EAB Damage
Water
Success Stories
A Watershed Success Story Engaging Priority Forest Landowners in Central Massachusetts
Water
Success Stories
A Watershed Success Story Watershed Project Plants Trees, Provides Flooding Control
Water
Success Stories
A Forest Health Success Story Slowing Borer’s Spread Gives Managers Time to Explore Options
Insects and Diseases
Success Stories
A Stewardship Success Story New Web-Based Program Helps Landowners Match Soil & Trees to Promote Wildlife
Trees
Success Stories
Trees & Greenscape Reduce Stormwater Runoff in Connecticut River Watershed
Trees
Water
Success Stories
Tree Owner's Manual-National Edition (Spanish)
Trees
Publications
New App Puts Forestry Info into Landowners’ Hands
Managing your Land
Success Stories
Three Governments Collaborate to Enhance Stream Health
Greening Your Community
Water
Success Stories
Urban Forestry Success Story: Rainwater Rewards Calculator: Green Infrastructure Makes (dollars and) Sense
Water
Success Stories
Planting for Michigan’s Future in Grand Rapids
Water
Success Stories
Watershed Success Story: Urban Forestry to Reduce Runoff in Detroit's Rouge River Watershed
Water
Success Stories
Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down?
Education
Publications
New Life for the Dead River in Michigan
Water
Success Stories
Changing Landscapes Land use planning curriculum for natural resource professionals
Managing your Land
Publications
Best Management Practices (BMP) Manual— Desk Reference:
Water
Publications
Landscape Stewardship Project A Quick-Start Guide for Forest Stewardship Program Managers
Education
Publications
How to Prune Trees NA-FR-01-95
Education
Trees
Publications
Pest Alert Squirrel Damage to Pines NA-FB/P-18
Insects and Diseases
Publications
Pest Alert Premature Needle Loss of Spruce NA-PR-01
Insects and Diseases
Publications
Pest Alert European Larch Canker NA-FB/P-17
Insects and Diseases
Publications
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Tree Owner's Manual-National Edition (Spanish) One common issue facing our urban forests is the fact that trees are dying prematurely. Many are planted improperly, setting them up for failure. Many do not receive regular maintenance. And few are adequately protected during construction projects. To help remedy this issue, the Forest Service has created this manual. Just like the owner's manual that comes with automobiles and appliances, this manual includes a parts list, instructions for installation, tips for troubleshooting common...
Johnson, Jill R.; Johnson, Gary R.; McDonough, Maureen H.; Burban, Lisa L.; Monear, Janette K.
NA–FR–01–10
Trees
Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down? Some children and adults are unaware that in order to reduce tree hazards, protect other trees, or to get wood, it is necessary to cut trees. This book is intended to raise awareness of the issue. It also features tips for planting a tree.Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down? is a 41-page book published by the U.S. Forest Service Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry. It features 28 full-color, hand-painted illustrations. The book is intended primarily for 1st to 3rd graders, as well as...
Roberta Burzynski and illustrated by Juliette Watts
NA–IN–01–12
Education
Changing Landscapes Land use planning curriculum for natural resource professionals The Changing Landscapes series of 21 factsheets is intended to help urban foresters, service foresters,fire specialists, and other natural resource professionals become more familiar with land useplanning—what it is, the policies that direct it, and the tools used to carry it out. The hope is that abetter understanding of land use planning will help natural resource professionals be more confidentand informed to ensure that natural resources are considered, protected, and sustainably managed...
Billy R Cannoy
NA–TP–01–14
Managing your Land
Best Management Practices (BMP) Manual— Desk Reference: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was tasked with executing the Clean Water Act (CWA). Sections 208, 319, and 404 of the CWA require States to identify and quantify nonpoint sources of pollution as well as to develop and implement programs to address and lessen the amount of pollutants entering U.S. waters.
Billy R Cannoy
NA-FR-0207
Water
Landscape Stewardship Project A Quick-Start Guide for Forest Stewardship Program Managers Landscape stewardship brings together a variety of partners who have shared interests in the outcomes of forest stewardship. These partners, which need to include public agencies, communities, and forest landowners, among others, can work together so that current and future generations will enjoy the benefits of sustainably managed forests.
Billy R Cannoy
NA–IN–02–11
Education
How to Prune Trees NA-FR-01-95 The objective of pruning is to produce strong, healthy, attractive plants. By understanding how, when and why to prune, and by following a few simple principles, this objective can be achieved.
Peter J. Bedker, Plant Pathologist, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry Joseph G. O’Brien, Plant Pathologist, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry Manfred E. Mielke, Forest Health Specialist, USDA
NA-FR-01-95
Education
Trees
Pest Alert Squirrel Damage to Pines NA-FB/P-18 Flagging (dead branch tips) on jack pine and red pine may be caused by insects, diseases, or mechanical damage. In the Lake States, flagging is often the result of mechanical damage, sometimes girdling, caused when the cones are torn off by red squirrels.Up to a three-year portion of the branch may be killed depending on where the cone was located. Drops of pitch can often be seen around the scar where the cone was torn off.Damage caused by squirrels is most common in years when foods other...
USFS
NA-FB/P-18
Insects and Diseases
Pest Alert Premature Needle Loss of Spruce NA-PR-01 Premature needle loss on white, black and Norway spruce has been observed in forest plantations in Wisconsin and Minnesota during the past six years. Symptoms vary by species but usually appear first in 2-4-year old needles on lower branches. Infected needles are dropped, resulting in branch mortality that progresses upward through the crown, sometimes killing even large, dominant trees. Several insects and fungi, as well as abiotic stresses such as drought and poor soils, appear to contribute...
Jennifer Juzwik Joseph G. O'Brien
NA-PR-01
Insects and Diseases
Pest Alert European Larch Canker NA-FB/P-17 The European larch canker, Lachnelluta willkommii, has been reported on native larch (tamarack) at several locations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia , Canada, and Washington County, Maine. Some trees 3 to 4 inches (7.6-10.2 cm) in diameter have died from this disease, which can attack all species of the genus Larix and Pseudolarix.
Margaret Miller-Weeks
NA-FB/P-17
Insects and Diseases
Pest Alert Canker Stain Affects Delaware Sycamores NA-PR-03-01 An often fatal disease of American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), known as canker stain, is caused by the fungus, Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani. This fungus, indigenous to the United States, occurs in urban and forested areas from New Jersey to Georgia and west to Missouri and Louisiana. Other trees affected are the Oriental plane (Platanus orientalis) and London plane (Platanus acerifolia). The disease is most devastating to young trees that may die within two years after becoming...
Alan Iskra Gary Schwetz Dr. Michael A. Valenti
NA-PR-03-01
Insects and Diseases
Pest Alert Bruce Spanworm NA-FB/P-26 In the northern part of the USA and in Canada, the caterpillars of Bruce spanworm, Operophtera bruceata(Hulst), attack a variety of hardwood trees, but sugar maple,aspen, and beech are the favored host trees. In areas where these favored host trees are numerous, moderate to severe defoliation will occur. For the past two years, the insect has caused widespread defoliation in the New England States. Several hundred thousand acres have been defoliated in 1982/1983 with 330,000 acres in Maine...
Parker Snowden USDA Forest Service P.O. Box 640 Durham, NH 03824
NA-FB/P-26
Insects and Diseases
Forest Tent Caterpillar Upper Midwest NA-PR-02-01 The forest tent caterpillar (FTC), Malacosoma disstria, is a native species found throughout hardwood forests of North America. It feeds on the leaves of many trees, but in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, outbreaks occur in aspen, birch, basswood and oakstands. Sugar maple is a favorite host in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, but is not highly preferred in other parts of the Midwest.  Regional outbreaks occur at 5-15 year intervals, each outbreak lasting 2-5 years. At the peak of an...
Steven Katovich Forest Entomologist USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry Jim Hanson Forest Entomologist USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry
NA-PR-02-01
Insects and Diseases
How to Distinguish Oak Leaftiers from Leafrollers NA-FR-16 Oak leaftiers and oak leafrollers defoliate oaks throughout the northeastern United States and adjoining Canadian provinces .In recent years, scattered but severe outbreaks of oak Leaftier have occurred in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In 1978 more than 100,000 acres were defoliated in these states. Outbreaks of the oak leafroller complex have been reported in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Parker Snowden, Entomologist NA State and Private Forestry Portsmouth, NH 03801
NA-FR-16
Insects and Diseases
How to Identify and Manage Dutch Elm Disease NA-PR-07-98 At one time, the American elm was considered to be an ideal street tree because it was graceful, long-lived, fast growing, and tolerant of compacted soils and air pollution. Then Dutch elm disease (DED) was introduced and began devastating the elm population. Estimates of DED losses of elm in communities and woodlands across the U.S. are staggering. Because elm is so well-suited to urban environments, it continues to be a valued component of the urban forest despite the losses from DED. The...
Linda Haugen
NA-PR-07-98
Insects and Diseases
How to Identify and Minimize Red Pine Shoot Moth Damage NA-FR-02-92 The red pine shoot moth, Dioryctria resinosella, feeds on newly expanding shoots and cones of red pine, Pinus resinosa. Damage has been reported from Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and southern Ontario. The red pine shoot moth is now considered a pest due to the large increase in the number and overall acreage of red pine plantations greater than 20 years of age in the Lake States region since the 1960's. It is likely that this insect can be found throughout the range of red pine....
Steven Katovich Forest Health Protection USDA Forest Service St. Paul, MN David J. Hall Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Madison, WI
NA-FR-02-92
Insects and Diseases
How to Identify Introduced Basswood Thrips NA-FR-01-92 The introduced basswood thrips, Thrips calcaratus, is a recently recognized defoliator of American basswood in the Lake States. American basswood is a common understory tree throughout the northeastern United States, as well as an important, though often scattered, component of the forest overstory. Over the past several years, basswood stands in northern forests have suffered moderate to severe defoliation. Damage can resemble early spring frost injury, but examination of the newly expanding...
Lynne K. Rieske Department of Entomology University of Wisconsin - Madison Steven A. Katovich Forest Health Protection USDA Forest Service St. Paul, MN Kenneth F. Raffa Department of Entomology University of Wisconsin - Madison
NA-FR-01-92
Insects and Diseases
How to Manage Eastern White Pine to Minimize Damage from Blister Rust and White Pine Weevil NA-FR-01-93 White pine was once a dominant forest species in the north central and northeastern United States. Following logging in the late 1800's and the early part of this century, two major pests, white pine blister rust, Cronartium ribicola J.C.Fisch., and white pine weevil, Pissodes strobi (Peck), combined to reduce the value of white pine. Blister rust was introduced into North America. The weevil is a native insect whose populations and damage increased greatly in newly established plantations...
Steven Katovich, Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry Manfred Mielke, Forest Health Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry
NA-FR-01-93
Insects and Diseases
How to Manage Jack Pine to Reduce Damage from Jack Pine Budworm NA-FR-01-94 Jack pine budworm, Choristoneura pinus pinus Freeman, is a needle feeding caterpillar that is generally considered the most significant pest of jack pine. Vigorous young jack pine stands are rarely damaged during outbreaks. The most vigorous stands are well stocked, evenly spaced, fairly uniform in height, and less than 45 years old. Stands older than 45 years that are growing on very sandy sites and suffering from drought or other stresses are very vulnerable to damage. Tree mortality and to...
Deborah G. McCullough, Assistant Professor and Extension Forest Entomologist, Dept. of Entomology and Dept. of Forestry, Michigan State UniversitySteven Katovich, Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private ForestryRobert L. Hey
NA-FR-01-94
Insects and Diseases
Leafspot of Black Cherry NA-PR-01-92 A leafspot caused by the fungus Blumeriella jaapii can damage black cherry seedlings in both forests and nurseries. The disease was formerly know as Coccomyces leafspot (from the genus of synonyms for the causal fungus). Affected leaves bear spots that initially are purple. In moist conditions, light-colored spore masses may ooze from fruiting bodies in these spots on lower leaf surfaces. Spots can enlarge and develop necrotic brown centers that sometimes drop out to result in "shot holes."
Glen R. Stanosz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mary L. Torsello, USDA Forest Service
NA-PR-01-92
Insects and Diseases
Oak Leaftier and Oak Leafroller NA-PR-03-98 The oak leaftier, Croesia semipurpurana (Kearfott), and the oak leaf roller, Archips semiferanus (Walker), are important Tortricidae moths in a complex of native species feeding in the early spring on oak foliage throughout the forests of Eastern North America. Outbreaks periodically develop with frequent and severe defoliation resulting in tree mortality. The last outbreak during the 1960's and 1970's covered large areas of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West...
Unknown
NA-PR-03-98
Insects and Diseases
Pear Thrips on Forest Trees NA-FBP-34 The pear thrips, Taeniothrips inconsequens (Uzel), an imported species first noted in California in 1904 and now throughout the United States, is a common thrips found on many plants, but particularly fruit trees. Pear thrips have been considered a serious forest pest onlly recently (1979, when they, along with Thrips calcaratus Uzel, caused widespread defoliation in Pennsylvania). Infestations of forest trees have been reported from New York, Pennsylvania, and all of the New England States.
James O'Brien and Parker Snowden, USDA Forest Service
NA-FBP-34
Pest Alert Butternut Canker NA-PR-04-95 Butternut canker is caused by a fungus known as Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum which is killing butternut(Juglans cinerea) throughout its range in North America. Butternut is closely related to black walnut (Juglans nigra), which is not naturally susceptible to the disease.
Unknown
NA-PR-04-95
Insects and Diseases
Pest Alert Cherry Scallop Shell Moth NA-PR-01-96 The cherry scallop shell moth, Hydria prunivorata(Ferguson) is a defoliator of black cherry, and occasionally other native cherries, throughout its range in eastern North America. The moth's name is derived from the pattern of alternating dark and light scalloped lines on the wings.
John R. Omer, Debra Allen-Reid USDA Forest Service
NA-PR-01-96
Insects and Diseases
Pest Alert Common Pine Shoot Beetle NA-TP-05-93 The common (or larger) pine shoot beetle, Tomicus(=Blastophagus) piniperda (L.), was discovered near Cleveland, Ohio in July 1992. As of this writing, it is now in six states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Adults of the common pine shoot beetle are cylindrical and range from 3 to 5mm in length (about the size of a match head). Their head and thorax are shiny black while the wing covers are reddish-brown to black. Eggs are 1 mm long, oval, smooth, and shiny white...
Bob Haack USDA FS NCFES, Dan Kucera USDA FS NATechnical
NA-TP-05-93
Insects and Diseases
Pest Alert Garlic Mustard NA-PR-03-99 Garlic mustard was used as an edible green in Europe and may have been brought to North America by European settlers. The coarsely toothed leaves give off a garlic-like odor when crushed, accounting for its common name and use in cooking. It is a member of the mustard family.
USDA Forest Service Wayne National Forest Rosemarie Boyle 219 Columbus Road Athens, OH 45701 (740)592-0200
NA-PR-03-99
Insects and Diseases
Title Topic(s)
Pest Alert Diplodia Tip Blight and Canker of Pines
Insects and Diseases
Pest Alert Butternut Decline
Insects and Diseases
How to Save Dutch Elm Diseased Trees by Pruning NA-GR-9
Insects and Diseases
How to Identify White Pine Blister Rust and Remove Cankers
Insects and Diseases
How to Identify and Control Noninfectious Diseases of Trees
Insects and Diseases
Hot to Identify Butternut Canker and Manage Butternut Trees
Insects and Diseases
Improve Your Woodlot by Cutting Firewood NA - GR - 6
Education
Trees
Sphaeropsis Shoot Blight Fact Sheet
Insects and Diseases
FY 2018 Landscape Scale Restoration Proposals, Reviewers’ Comments
Managing your Land
Workshop and Field Demonstration for: Non- Chemical Pre-shipment and Quarantine Treatment of Softwood and Hardwood
Forest Products
Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Definitions and Business Rules 7/5/2016
Fire
FY 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance (NFPORS REPORT)
Fire
State Fire Assistance (SFA) Definitions and Business Rules 7/5/2016
Fire
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES/ ACCOMPLISHMENTS (NFPORS) 2018
Fire
Overview of equipment responsibilities by entity and phases of grant award
Managing your Land
Why Leaves Change Color
Education
Trees
FY18 Proposals Ranked
Fire
The State of Chesapeake Forests
Managing your Land
FY18 Financial Advice to State - Exhibit B
Managing your Land
State and Private Forestry Program Authorities
Education
Silvics of North America
Managing your Land
Trees
Company Orientation and Employee Motivation
Education
A Small Guide for the Hispanic Immigrant
Education
Hispanic Woodworker Training Program An Innovative Approach to Integrating the Hispanic Workforce into the Wood Products Industry
Education
Biomass Heating Analysis for Clifton-Fine Hospital
Forest Products
Title Topic(s)
An Urban Forestry Success Story Tree Stewards Help Re-green the “Forest City” of Cleveland, Ohio
Greening Your Community
A Watershed Success Story Reducing Harmful Effects of Stormwater Runoff
Water
A Watershed Success Story Replanting for Diversity After Invasive Ash Borer
Water
A Watershed Success Story Planting Dreams for a Greener, Cleaner Tomorrow
Water
A Watershed Success Story Great Lakes Grant Helps Restore Wetland After EAB Damage
Water
A Watershed Success Story Engaging Priority Forest Landowners in Central Massachusetts
Water
A Watershed Success Story Watershed Project Plants Trees, Provides Flooding Control
Water
A Forest Health Success Story Slowing Borer’s Spread Gives Managers Time to Explore Options
Insects and Diseases
A Stewardship Success Story New Web-Based Program Helps Landowners Match Soil & Trees to Promote Wildlife
Trees
Trees & Greenscape Reduce Stormwater Runoff in Connecticut River Watershed
Trees
Water
New App Puts Forestry Info into Landowners’ Hands
Managing your Land
Three Governments Collaborate to Enhance Stream Health
Greening Your Community
Water
Urban Forestry Success Story: Rainwater Rewards Calculator: Green Infrastructure Makes (dollars and) Sense
Water
Planting for Michigan’s Future in Grand Rapids
Water
Watershed Success Story: Urban Forestry to Reduce Runoff in Detroit's Rouge River Watershed
Water
New Life for the Dead River in Michigan
Water
Bioswales Maintenance Program Strives to Reduce Urban Flooding in New York
Greening Your Community
Water
Enhancing Habitat and Protecting Water from the Hudson to the Housatonic
Water
Controlling Invasive Plants in Priority Landscapes in Maryland
Education
Forests
Invasive Plants
WERC - Residential Heating Using Woody Biomass: Incentivizing Renewable, Clean-Burning, Wood Heat
Education
Forest Products
Forests
WERC - Manufacturing and Marketing Lumber Produced by Thin Kerf Band Mills
Education
Forests
Trees
WERC - Expanding Opportunities for Harvesting Woody Biomass: A Demonstration Project
Education
Forest Products
Forests
Watershed - Chief and State Foresters Sign Chesapeake Forest Restoration Strategy
Education
Water
Stewardship - Foresters for the Birds: Innovative Vermont Program Improves Migratory Bird Habitat
Education
Forests
Managing your Land
Stewardship - Boy Scouts Protect Hemlocks on Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
Forests
Managing your Land
Title Topic(s)
Cooperative Fire Programs: State by State Accomplishment Highlights for FY 2017
Fire
Wildland Fire Management: State Fire Assistance Program
Fire
Wildland Fire Management: State Fire Assistance Program December 2016
Fire
Forests
Southern Pine Beetle in New Jersey: The Spreading Infestation
Forests
Insects and Diseases
Trees
Oak Wilt: Disease threatens oaks in the Eastern United States
Forests
Insects and Diseases
Trees
Neonicotinoid Pesticide Issues
Forests
Insects and Diseases
Trees
National Gypsy Moth Management Program: Reducing damage and slowing the spread
Forests
Insects and Diseases
Trees
Invasive Plants Program: Non-native plants threatening native plants and animals
Forests
Invasive Plants
Trees
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Initiative: Protecting the hemlock resource in the East 2014
Forests
Insects and Diseases
Trees
Energy Development in Appalachia: The Impacts of Shale Gas Development on Forested Landscapes
Education
Forests
Trees
Forest Health Asian Longhorned Beetle: A serious threat to urban and rural trees 2013
Forests
Insects and Diseases
Trees
Fire and Aviation Management Featured Project Brief Cooperative Fire Programs: State by State Accomplishment Highlights for FY 2013
Fire
Winter Moth in the Northeast Infestations threaten trees in Maine and other States 2015
Forests
Insects and Diseases
Chiefs’ Joint Landscape Restoration Partnerships 2016
Managing your Land
Trees
Water
Connecticut-New Jersey-New York-Pennsylvania Highlands Region Regional conservation of important lands December 2016
Forests
Managing your Land
Appalachian Forest Renewal Initiative Restoring forests in Appalachia’s coal mining region 2016
Forests
Wildland Fire Management: Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Help Rural Communities
Fire
Wildland Fire Management: Volunteer Fire Assistance Programs December 2016
Fire
Supporting the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy – Northeast Regional Strategy Committee
Fire
Landscape-Scale Conservation: Updating and advancing multi-state priorities
Education
Forests
Greening Your Community
Insects and Diseases
Invasive Plants
Managing your Land
Trees
Water
NA S&PF Technology Transfer Team: Crafting an effective and efficient technology transfer system
Forest Products
Forests
Insects and Diseases
Managing your Land
Landscape Stewardship Approach to Forest Management: Working in State Priority Landscapes to Implement State Forest Action Plans
Forest Products
Forests
Managing your Land
Trees
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Improving the Health and Vitality of the World’s Largest Freshwater System
Water
Great Lakes Region Forest Workgroup: Supporting forest landscape conservation decisions in the Great Lakes region
Forests
Managing your Land
Water
Woody Biomass: An abundant resource for energy and other uses 2016
Education
Forests
Trees
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