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Cost & Trends of Southern Forestry Practices, 2016

When making forestland management decisions, landowners are often concerned with the cost of forestry practices. They may worry that they cannot afford to complete activities such as planting or understory control, so they choose to…

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Common Forestry Terms for the Forest Landowner

Without a basic understanding of forestry terms, it can be difficult to communicate with foresters or buyers of forestland or timber. Being well versed in forestry terminology can help landowners feel confident when making management decisi…

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Forestry Herbicide Facts

Weed-control chemicals are used in forestry for site preparation before planting, herbaceous weed control during the first 2 years after planting, and release of established crop trees from competing woody vegetation. The purpose of…

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Meet the Team – Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension

Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension
The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the manageme…

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The 4-H Forestry program helps youth to gain a strong understanding of trees, forest management, and environmental issues.  It also provides hands on learning experiences that helps individuals develop skills to become better managers of f…

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…es on the same tract to increase financial returns and ecological benefits.  One way is through the application of agroforestry techniques, or the intentional combination of crops with trees.  As part of a land management strategy, agrofo…

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Street Trees 4: Proper Pruning

…ting, and Maintenance in the Urban Landscape series.

Proper pruning will be an integral part of any successful urban forestry program. Without some form of help, trees seldom develop growth patterns that complement urban forest uses. Wid…

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Street Trees 2: The Design

… selection is crucial. Check with a local certified retail nursery dealer, your county Extension office, or state Urban Forestry office to get a list of trees that would be suitable for your area and planting conditions.

A common mistake…

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Prescribed Fire – Management Minute Video

…management tool?  Learn more from Alabama Extension professional Jordan Graves.

Graves is an Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Regional Extension Agent located in Lee County. He helps Alabama’s citize…

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