The importance, identification, biology and indirect control of insects attacking shoots, branches, trunks, and roots of tress are presented. Damage due to and control of the yellow-bellied sapsucker is discussed.
Keywords: Carya, impact, indentification, pests, control, bird damage, yellow-bellied sapsucker
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-64. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 31 p.
The Parallel Processing Extension (PPE) of the Prognosis Model was designed to analyze responses of numerous stands to coordinated management and pest impacts that operate at the landscape level of forests. Vegetation-related resource supply analysis can be readily performed for a thousand or more…
Keywords: multistand, spatial, simulation, decision trees, resource supply, landscape, pests
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. IN-281. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 88p.
Nonnative organisms that cause a major change to native ecosystems-once called foreign species, biological invasions, alien invasives, exotics, or biohazards–are now generally referred to as invasive species or invasives. invasive species of insects, fungi, plants, fish, and other organisms present…
Keywords: Biological invasions, forest ecology, nonindigenous pests, introduced organisms, pest introduction, forests and forestry, diseases, pests, invasive species
Source: McGraw-Hill yearbook of science & technology, 2006. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2006: Pages 177-180.
Arborists are often challenged to identify internal structural defects hidden from view within tree trunks. This article reports the results of a study using a trunk inspection protocol combining visual observation, single-path stress wave testing, acoustic tomography, and resistance microdrilling…
Keywords: Acoustic tomography, crack, decay, hazard tree, resistance microdrilling, resistograph, risk assessment, stress wave, wood, biodegradation, deterioration, diseases, pests, oak, grading, red oak, mechanical properties, acoustic properties, wood quality, drilling, boring, microdrilling, wood defects, nondestructive testing, Capitol Park (Madison, WI), acoustic testing, resistance to decay, oak decay, logs, standing trees
Source: Arboriculture & urban forestry. Vol. 34, no. 1 (Jan. 2008): Pages 1-4.
Because of the potential risk associated with moving firewood infested with emerald ash borer, the interstate movement of all hardwood firewood is currently restricted under Federal quarantine. Communities and firewood producers are now faced with decisions on how to treat firewood for interstate…
Keywords: Ash, diseases, pests, emerald ash borer, control, North America, fuelwood, sanitation, heat treatment, firewood, dry heat, wet heat
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-187. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 29 pages.
Changes in atmospheric composition affect plant quality and herbivore performance. We used the Aspen Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) facility to investigate the impacts of elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) and ozone (O3) on the performance of the aphid Cepegillettea betulaefoliae Granovsky feeding on…
Keywords: carbon dioxide, forests, global change, natural enemies, ozone, pests
Source: Global Change Biology. 10: 1414-1423.
Because of the potential risk associated with moving emerald ash borer (EAB)-infested firewood, the interstate movement of all hardwood firewood in the USA is currently restricted under the Federal quarantine. Communities and firewood producers are now faced with decisions on how to treat their…
Keywords: Emerald ash borer, ash, pest control, disease control, fuelwood, sanitation, heat treatment, wood sterilization, sterilization, packaging, pests, standards, insect pests, temperature, wood products, Fraxinus, Agrilus planipennis, invasive species, heat sterilization, heating time, treated wood, firewood
Source: Wood material science and engineering. Vol. 5, no. 2 (2010): p. 104-109.
A pilot study to assess the structure, function, and health of Wisconsin’s street trees was initiated in 2002. Almost 900 plots were established in Wisconsin’s urban areas. Table 1 provides an overview of plot-level data, population estimates, and a calculated monetary value for Wisconsin’s street…
Keywords: Trees in cities, Wisconsin, urban forestry, nondestructive testing, vegetation monitoring, environmental monitoring, trees, diseases, pests, forest health, environmental indicators, forests, forestry, plant species diversity, environmental health
Source: NA-FR-02-08. Newtown Square, PA : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, 2008. 23 pages.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2006 through Friday, September 15, 2006, forestry scientists from Michigan Technological University and their cooperators conducted decay detection tests on 10 red pines supporting a ropes course in the United States Forest Service (USFS) Nesbit Lake Camp in Sidnaw,…
Keywords: Micro-drilling, drilling, boring, pine, diseases, pests, wood defects, stress waves, acoustic properties, wood decay, defects, acoustic imaging, nondestructive testing, deterioration, testing, wood quality, red pine, tomography, standing trees, pine, decay, red pine, Pinus resinosa
Source: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : Sept. 10-12, 2007. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2008: pages 43-48.
In July 2006, more than 170 researchers and managers from the United States, Canada, and Mexico convened in Boulder, Colorado, to discuss the state of the science in environmental threat assessment. This two-volume general technical report compiles peer-reviewed papers that were among those…
Keywords: Environmental threats, threat assessment, environmental risk analysis, disturbance, wildfire, pests, forest and rangeland management
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-802. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest and Southern Research Stations. 708 p.