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Native Trees Naturally Fight Invasives in Some Eastern Forests

by Stephanie Worley Firley

In this modern society, non-stop movement of people and goods means that invasive species will continue to move and spread, too. Recent research indicates that invasive plants can be found in nearly half of the forests of the eastern United

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Posted in Forest Inventory & Analysis, Invasive Plants, Threats

Recovering from Laurel Wilt

by Sarah Farmer, SRS Science Delivery

Originally from Asia, the redbay ambrosia beetle and the fungus it carries in its jaws have found a new home in the southern United States. Eradication is impossible at this point, and the fungus causes laurel wilt, a highly destructive disease

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Posted in Forest Health Protection, Insects and Diseases, Threats

Forest Health Research and Education Center

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery

Sometimes it seems as if the forests of the eastern U.S. are losing the battle with invasive insects and pathogens – emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, Asian longhorned beetles, gypsy moth, chestnut blight, sudden oak death, thousand cankers disease,

Posted in Forest Health Protection, Forest Landowners, Genetics, Insects and Diseases, Restoration, Threats
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