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Tag: Southern Pine Beetle

Forest thinning funds available through TFS via Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018

Forest Thinning Funds – Applications for financial and technical assistance with forest thinning in order to reduce the threat of future southern pine beetle (SPB) infestations and outbreaks are being accepted by the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS). The TFS first thin operations for eligible landowners in overly dense, pulpwood-sized pine stands in 21 East […]

Sound Forest Management and the Southern Pine Beetle

Posted on: October 5th, 2018

The southern pine beetle (SPB) is the most damaging threat to pine forests in the Eastern U.S., according to the USDA Forest Service. Damage by the pest impacts not only landowners and forest industry businesses, but also negatively affects our important ecological systems such as watersheds and wildlife habitat. Research in recent years by the […]

Insect Management: Southern Pine Beetles and other pests

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018

Insect Management – Insects and pests in trees are common, but it’s rare when an infestation does permanent damage or kills trees. Insect populations cycle, they are higher some years than others. Also, insects will often follow environmental damage such as extreme heat, flooding, lightning, and wildfire. One of the more common insect problems in this […]