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- Published: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – There are important steps to take when considering selling timber, says University of Missouri Extension forester Hank Stelzer.In addition to providing additional revenue, harvesting timber can improve the health and vigor of ...
- Published: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dry soil conditions can significantly reduce the life span of valuable landscape trees.“Because they are difficult and expensive to replace, your trees need attention during and after periods of drought,” says University of ...
- Published: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fall color is kind of like Christmas morning, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “You don’t know if you are going to get an orange or a lump of coal in your stocking.” Some years are better ...
- Published: Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Not out of the woods yet” takes on new meaning during fall, when chainsaw accidents increase.Chainsaw accidents are painful, expensive and preventable, says University of Missouri Extension state forester Hank Stelzer. Plan ...
Publication date: Jan. 9, 2023
Adult Asian chestnut gall wasp.Photo: Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org Distribution and hostsThe gall wasp, Dryocosumus kuriphilus Yasumatsu, was introduced into North America in 1974 on imported chestnut cuttings. A ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2022
Once your black walnut orchard is established and begins bearing, the goals for caring and maintaining the orchard will evolve as the trees continue to mature and yields increase. The orchardist’s focus turns toward maximizing yield potential of ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2022
Eastern black walnut trees (Juglans nigra) produce high-valued hardwood products and distinctively flavored, highly nutritious, edible kernels. Black walnut kernels are a rich source of fatty acids and contain the highest protein content of any tree ...
Publication date: May 22, 2022
Agroforestry is an integrated set of land management practices that helps land and forest owners to diversify products, markets and farm income, while simultaneously improving soil and water quality, enhancing wildlife habitat and sustaining land ...
Publication date: March 1, 2022
The North American Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a relatively common but little-known tree native to Missouri and much of the midwestern and eastern United States. The tree is often found in large patches growing along streams and as an understory tree ...
Publication date: March 22, 2022
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is an agency of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) that is responsible for assisting landowners in addressing resource concerns on private lands to improve our soil, water, air, plants, animals ...
Learn about oak decline in this leaflet from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.
Through research and scholarly endeavors, CAFNR strives to discover and disseminate new knowledge, scientific information and innovations through formal and nonformal educational programs.
A 36-page PDF from the Northeast Forest Resources Extension Council Series that addresses planning and conducting a timber harvest to minimize the disruptive effects of cutting and removing trees on a forest.
Find out more about the Asian longhorned beetle on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website.
In the wrong circumstances, almost any species of wildlife can become a nuisance. Learn how to prevent and solve wildlife damage problems.
A collaborative effort of state and federal agencies to keep citizens informed of the latest invasive insect and disease threats to Missouri's trees.
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Learn how to landscape to attract certain wildlife species so you can enjoy nature while possibly increasing the value of your property, too.