Environment
Invasive Forest
All landowners, land stewards, and nature lovers are needed to be additional eyes looking for this insidious threat this summer and in coming years. Please take a moment to learn its identifying characteristics. If you think you have found it, please report it on EDDMapS (Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System) or from your smart phone on the GLEDN (Great Lakes Early Detection Network) app. If you are unsure if you are correctly identifying it, please contact a forester for confirmation.
Sun Shade
Trees provide many benefits besides shade whichincludes cleaner air and increased property values. These ecosystem services are the reason why we plant trees, besides beautifying our landscape. The functional benefits of shading help make homes energy-efficient by creating a cooling effect during the hot summer months and by allowing passive solar gain during cold winter months. However, proper selection and placement is critical to make the tree work for your site. Choose wisely, plant prop
Dock on a pock
Landowners with goals involving management of ponds for fishing, or managing wildlife for conservation and hunting, are invited to an upcoming educational event hosted by Purdue Extension in northeast Indiana!
Bacterial leaf spot
Weeping willow, 6 years old and 9" diameter. Wet, clay ground and thriving. Suddenly, late last summer I noticed the leaves were dead, and the bark on the trunk was completely loose and falling off. Will the tree survive?
YouTube
Learn how to properly alibrate the seeding rate for a Truax No-Till Seed Drill in this informative video by Extension Wildlife Specialist Jarred Brooke.
Person raking the firebreak where fire did creep away from the burn area.
Connect with fellow individuals who have an interest in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of prescribed fires in Indiana on May 30th during this annual meeting, hosted by the Indiana Prescribed Fire Council.
Handling Harvested Game, FNR-555-WV, video
Check out this new video by Purdue Extension FNR as wildlife biologist Bob Cordes with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shares step by step safe handling techniques to reach your goals in providing a wholesome source of meat for you and your family.

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