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Larvae of the larger elm leaf beetle. Photo: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

Elms have lots of pests. This week I have had several reports of larger elm leaf beetles, Monocesta coryli, …

Beech blight aphids (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) on a beech twig. Photo:SD Frank

Beech Blight Aphids

You might notice twigs on beech trees covered in a woolly sleeve. Get closer and it will begin to …

Oak lace bug adults, nymphs, and eggs on the underside of an oak leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Oak Lace Bug Damage

Oak lace bugs (Corythucha arcuata), like other lace bugs, cause stippling on leaves. Oak lace bugs, of course, feed …

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Imported willow leaf beetles on willow.

Imported Willow Leaf Beetle

The imported willow leaf beetle, Plagiodera versicolor, resembles a black lady beetle. (Lady beetles are …

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Figure 1. Adult granulate ambrosia beetle.

Ambrosia Beetle Pests of Nursery and Landscape Trees

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the granulate (Asian) ambrosia beetle, …

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Thinning Pine Stands

This publication describes thinning, the process of cutting or removal of certain trees from a …

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Illustration of pruning tools and safety equipment

Pruning Woodland Trees

Pruning woodland trees can improve timber value, appearance, access and remove dead and diseased branchwood. …

How to Hire a Tree Care Professional

Proper tree care is an important part of a homeowner's investment. This publication guides consumers …

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Soil Testing and Interpretation of Results for Christmas Tree Plantations

This factsheet provides general guidelines for obtaining soil samples in Christmas tree fields, a summary …