Environment
Woodland Steward Cover
The Woodland Steward, a valuable resource for foresters, woodland owners, timber marketing specialists and any woodland enthusiasts, now has released it's Spring 2017 edition. Learn more about the exciting topics covered with this new edition!
Tree Support Systems Cover
This free publication is a great guide to answer your questions regarding post-planting tree care. Sometimes supports are necessary as the staking materials provide physical barriers against mechanical damage of tree trunks, particularly damage due to lawn mowers and other lawn equipment.
How Our Zoos Help the Hellbenders, FNR-544
Purdue University has teamed up with four zoos to protect hellbenders. This effort is a worldwide collaboration as zoos, government agencies, and other conservation groups, implement much-needed conservation initiatives. Check out these videos and a new publication titled "How Our Zoos Help Hellbenders." Learn about the zoos that are collaborating with Purdue and the conservation efforts.
Bagworm caterpillar
In late May and early June bagworms hatch from eggs that lie dormant overwinter in the bag of their mother. The evergreen bagworm has the ability to defoliate evergreen trees and shrubs like spruce, arborvitae, fir, junipers and pine. When given a chance, it will also feed on deciduous trees like maples, honeylocust, and crabapples.
Storm damage, trees down
Many tree owners are faced with the decision of what to do with their trees relative to restoration or removal. This requires the expertise of trained, professional arborists to assist with the decision making regarding the best course of action.
Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension corn specialist, says he has never seen a growing season get off to such an uneven start as this one. Heavy rains in April and May delayed planting and left standing water in many parts of Indiana while other areas baked in unusually hot and dry conditions.
FNR 546 W Cover
Purdue's FNR staff provides us with another free publication, this time focusing on the potential economic gains of growing hops along the fence lines of newly established forest stands.

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