SCFC supports Southern Group of State Foresters' position on 'pine decline'
The overall health of southern pines is strong and resilient. Productivity in loblolly pine continues to increase, while major efforts to restore longleaf and shortleaf pine habitat on appropriate sites are ongoing. The pine decline issue should be used by forest health specialists to discuss forest health and resiliency issues with managers, consolidate what we know and don’t know about southern pine management and springboard thoughtful research to tackle difficult questions. It should not be used to spread fear and uncertainty about time-tested silvicultural practices that have had demonstrably positive impacts on forestland throughout the Southeastern United States.
–excerpted from the Southern Group of State Foresters' position statement
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Annosus Root Rot - (pdf)
2006 Spring Pheromone Survey (SPB and Ice Storm)
2005 Spring Pheromone Survey (SPB and Ice Storm)
SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE
Exotic & Invasive Species
Emerald Ash Borer (pdf)
Other I&D Links
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of Plant Industries is in charge of exotic pest control and monitoring
in South Carolina.
Identifying the Southern Pine Beetle
Salvage and Removal: A Method of Controlling Southern Pine Beetle
Bark Beetles of Concern to the Southern U.S.
Cut and Leave: A Method of Controlling Southern Pine Beetle
Forest Health Protection
Forest and Shade Tree Insects of Florida
Identification of Insect Families
Southern Pine Beetle Information Directory
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Links
Asian Longhorned Beetle Information
Emerald Ash Borer Information
Southern Pine Beetle Internet Control Center
Laurel Wilt Disease
Laurel Wilt Fungus Named
Extinction of the Redbay
Texas Phoenix Palm Decline
Sabal Palm Disease
National Timber Tax Website
Tax Tips for Forest Landowners(pdf)
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