Content tagged with "forest health"

The Gall of Those Little Wasps

Some of the more unusual natural objects in Missouri’s forests are the insect galls that are found on oak trees.

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Timberdoodle Hatch

Last Saturday my dog, Lizzy, and I were multi-tasking.

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To Kill a Tree

I receive occasional contacts from Missourians who are lamenting the harvest of trees or the use of herbicides on trees.

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Tree-Branch Flagging

Insects, diseases or weather-related injury can cause branches to break and droop. Learn how to identify the causes and what you can do to treat it.

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We're Frost Free

If you prefer warmer temperatures and you’re looking for the bright side of Tax Day, April 15 is also the average day of last frost in central Missouri.

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What Is That Blob Outside?

With the wet spring we’ve had (3 to 5 inches of rain above normal February to April in many Missouri counties), it’s no surprise that unusual things are growing out there.

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When Beavers Take Your Trees

The note on the Natural Events Calendar for Dec. 23 was “beavers feed on sapling reserves.”

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When Green Is No Good

It was one of the warm, sunny weekends in November, and I was happily going from new bluebird box to bluebird box, brushing a coat of water sealant on the wooden top of each.

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