Topics in this issue: emerald ash borer, thousand cankers disease of walnut, weather impacts on insects and trees, rapid white oak mortality and how you can help researchers, and tips for getting a tree disease diagnosis.
Inside this issue: Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut; Impacts of Cool, Wet Spring; Rose Rosette Disease; Conifer Issues; Boxwood Blight; Drought Impacts Still Expected; Hardwood Borers and Drought; Hypoxylon Canker and Oak Wilt.
What will Missouri do when an invasive forest pest such as thousand cankers disease is found? Read this draft plan that addresses all invasive forest insects and diseases, plus two supplemental documents about thousand cankers disease, and give us your comments by September 22, 2014.
Whether you just have a few trees or many in a nearby park, you can do something to help Missouri’s trees. Volunteer as a Missouri Forestkeeper. This statewide network supported by the Missouri Department of Conservation and Forest ReLeaf of Missouri helps you monitor local trees.
I just wrote about Take a Child Outside Week a few days ago. Well, this is the week to celebrate the outdoors in a number of ways! Since 1972, the fourth Saturday of September has been National Hunting and Fishing Day.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources.
We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.
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