Water Quality & BMPs

…informational sheet. 2013 Results of Georgia’s Silvicultural Best Management Practices Implementation and Compliance Survey PDF 2013 Forestry Pesticide Applications – Complying with Georgia’s Pesticide General Permit (GAG820000) Forestry herbicide applications…

Building Healthy Forests for Birds

…chemical fertilizers sparingly and avoid using pesticides or pesticide-coated products that eradicate food sources for birds and wildlife. This includes mosquito sprays and neonicotinoids. Encourage biological controls of mosquitoes and…

Resources

…Community Forestry External Website Heard CWPP -2018 Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Fire Prevention & Suppression PDF Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) in Georgia Fact Sheet HWA is a serious pest of…

Ask The Arborist

…of trunk of a tree. PDF Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) in Georgia Fact Sheet HWA is a serious pest of hemlock trees in Georgia. The aphid-like insect feeds on eastern…

Environmental Risks to Arthropods from Imidacloprid Applications for Hemlock Conservation

Managing hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) can involve use of insecticides. When it does, the non-target impacts (negative effects to other organisms) need to be thoroughly considered
and weighed against the environmental cost of inaction or alternative management approaches. Insecticides applied for HWA management are used for conservation purposes, which may seem counterintuitive. However, hemlocks are a key forest species, and so their loss can result in severe ecological consequences. To justify insecticide use against HWA, we have to ask: What are the possible negative consequences of using insecticides in the forest? We must consider these trade-offs in hemlock management. It is important to remember that there will be trade-offs in any kind of resource management discussion, even if it may not initially seem apparent. The negative environmental consequences of hemlock mortality must be weighed against the known consequences of insecticide use to preserve hemlocks.

Forest Health

…there are no known infestations currently in Georgia. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid – Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is an invasive insect native to Japan. This aphid-like insect threatens hemlock trees in…

Landowner Resources

…provides a brief description of those hazards to help you avoid an unpleasant encounter. PDF Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) in Georgia Fact Sheet HWA is a serious pest of hemlock…

Choose a LIVE Christmas Tree for 2020!

…for the live tree option is that the growing/harvesting process has a very low impact on the land. In addition, very few pesticides are used on the trees. And of…