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forest threats

Forest Health & Your Private Woodland workshop

Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Eastern Shore Hospital Center
As an owner or manager of woodland, you are concerned about being a good steward of the land you own or manage, but the continued influx of invasive species, forest pests and diseases, and sea level rise, can have a dramatic impact on the health of your woodland. Insects and diseases such as...

Emerald Ash Borer Tool Kit: Biology, Research, and Management of EAB

Tuesday, May. 19, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:45pm
James & Anne Robinson Nature Center
Plan to attend this workshop that will provide important information about current efforts to manage the Emerald Ash Borer infestation, including the insect's biology and impacts, new advances in bio-control, management in both urban and suburban settings, and tips for managing potential woodland...

The Gyspy Moth and the Homeowner (FS-242)

The gypsy moth caterpillar is the most serious threat to forests comprised of oak in the United States. Gypsy moths reach greatest densities where oaks are the most abundant trees. If you have oak trees on your property, gypsy moths pose a threat to the beauty and value of your land.

Reducing Vole Damage to Plants in Landscapes, Orchards and Nurseries (FS-654)

Voles are small mouselike rodents. In Maryland, two species, the meadow vole and the pine vole, eat roots, bark, and bulbs; even at low population levels, they cause significant damage to forest plantations, orchards, nurseries, and landscapes. This fact sheet explains how to identify these...
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