Webinar: Privet Biology and Management in Southeastern Forests

You are invited to attend the latest Live Webinar sponsored by: Southern Regional Extension Forestry.

Title: Privet Biology and Management in Southeastern Forests

What will you learn?
 This webinar will cover privet biology, ecology, and management as it pertains to forests in the southeastern U.S. learn more here…

Presenters/Authors:

Dr. Nancy Loewenstein, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University Continue reading

Webinar: Integrative Forest Management for Wildlife and Forest Health

This webinar will discuss forest management strategies to improve wildlife habitat in forests while maintaining productivity and health. Different methods to meet these objectives will be covered.

This webinar is scheduled for Feb 15, 2017 1:00 pm US/Eastern. Continue reading

Tree care conference set for Feb. 24 in Grand Prairie, TX

by Adam Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife

Commercial and municipal arborists who want to learn more about the evolution of tree care should attend the 2017 North Central Texas Urban Forestry Conference scheduled for Feb. 24 in Grand Prairie.

The conference, which will highlight aspects of urban forestry and tree care, is a coordinated collaborative effort among the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Forest Service, Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council, Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council and the city of Grand Prairie. Continue reading

Gypsy Moth Biology, Ecology, Management, and Implications for the Southeastern U.S.

The Southern Regional Extension Forestry Forest Health and Invasive Species Program is pleased to present the 3rd webinar of spring 2015:  “Gypsy Moth Biology, Ecology, and Management and Implications for the Southeastern U.S.”  This webinar will be at 1 pm EST on March 23, and will be presented by world-renowned gypsy moth expert Dr. Sandy Liebhold of the USDA Forest Service.  The webinar is eligible for SAF and ISA CEUs, and can be accessed here:  http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/gypsy-moth-biology-ecology-and-management-and-implications-for-the-southeastern-u.s.  Please contact Dave Coyle (dcoyle@sref.info) with any questions. Continue reading

M.S. Assistantship: Mapping Arkansas’s ash resource and determination of mortality and regeneration trends

The School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is seeking applicants for a M.S. Assistantship available beginning August 16, 2016. The assistantship is half time and carries an annual stipend of $15,000 plus tuition. Continue reading

Tree-killing beetles attack California’s forests

From CBS This Morning

Southern California is already plagued by a crippling drought and wildfires.

Now you can add a legion of seemingly unstoppable beetles to the list of threats facing the region’s forests.

They’ve already invaded hundreds of tree species, and they are showing no signs of slowing down.

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American Chestnut is being restored

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” is a line from a song that conjures up fond holiday memories for some Americans. For others, the joy of roasting chestnuts has yet to be experienced. But the lack of American chestnuts could change in the coming years, thanks to some very dedicated people.

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