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Photo by Tom Glasgow shows a venus flytrap, butterwort, parrot pitcher plant and sundews growing in the same small area. The sundews are a little harder to see, but they're in the bottom of the photo, slightly to the left of center. This would be early to mid May; the butterworts flower before the flytraps.

Native Plants Week

Hey everyone, I found out late on Monday that Governor Roy Cooper has signed a proclamation making this week …

Larvae of the larger elm leaf beetle. Photo: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

Elms have lots of pests. This week I have had several reports of larger elm leaf beetles, Monocesta coryli, …

Beech blight aphids (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) on a beech twig. Photo:SD Frank

Beech Blight Aphids

You might notice twigs on beech trees covered in a woolly sleeve. Get closer and it will begin to …

Oak lace bug adults, nymphs, and eggs on the underside of an oak leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Oak Lace Bug Damage

Oak lace bugs (Corythucha arcuata), like other lace bugs, cause stippling on leaves. Oak lace bugs, of course, feed …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

Figure 1. Snipe and how it affects panel quality.

Quality Control for Edge Glued Panel Manufacturing

Edge glued lumber panels are an important component of many high quality furniture designs. To …

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Developing an In-Plant Training Seminar on Rough Mill Yields

This wood products note offers suggestions for developing a training seminar on rough mill yields.

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Drying Softwoods for Value Added Markets

In this wood products note, suggestions on how to select a proper target moisture content, …

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Notes on Computerized Kiln Controls

This wood products note describes a list of benefits that can be derived by using …

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Fine Tuning Equalizing and Conditioning

This wood products note describes how to equalize and condition lumber during drying to avoid …

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Understanding and Minimizing Veneer Checking on Furniture Panels

This wood product note helps wood manufacturers understand and minimize veneer checking on furniture panels.

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Figure 2. Channel of distribution of hardwood bark mulch.

Developing a Marketing Plan for Hardwood Bark Landscaping Mulch

A viable alternative for dealing with hardwood bark residue is to market the bark as …

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Stresses Develop After Redrying

Properly kiln dried lumber stored, dead packed in an enclosed, unheated shed may pick up …

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