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University of Georgia researchers are surveying landowners in Georgia to quantify the economic damage feral swine are causing the state. CAES News
Feral Hogs
University of Georgia researchers are surveying landowners in Georgia to quantify the economic damage feral swine are causing the state.
A redbud tree (cercis spp.) blooms during springtime on the UGA Griffin Campus CAES News
Tree care class
Tree care, from diseases to selection, will be the focus of an upcoming University of Georgia symposium set for Aug. 21 at the DeKalb County Extension office in Decatur.
Co-authored by Thomas Foken, Monique Leclerc's book, Footprints in Micrometeorology and Ecology, is the first textbook on the subject and covers how to interpret meteorological measurements made at a given level over a surface with regard to characteristic properties such as roughness, albedo, heat, moisture, carbon dioxide and other gases. CAES News
Micrometeorology Textbook
Some landscapes — like forests — are known for keeping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Others shed carbon dioxide or other gasses that can affect the environment. Calculating just how much of each gas is held or released can be difficult but University of Georgia scientist Monique Leclerc has literally written the book on the subject.
Professional foresters have long relied on the 135-page Service Forester's Handbook for on-the-go access to the formulas, facts and figures they need. The pocket-sized weather-resistant field-guide helps foresters convert figures, calculate volumes and dozens of other key calculations.  
This spring UGA Extension and Southern Regional Forestry Extension have released the first electronic and interactive version of the field guide. CAES News
Service Forester's Handbook App
Professional foresters have long relied on the 135-page Service Forester’s Handbook for on-the-go access to the formulas, facts and figures they need. The pocket-sized weather-resistant field-guide helps foresters convert figures, calculate volumes and dozens of other key calculations.
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Legacy Tree Project
Hulking above their neighbors in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia’s century-old hemlocks are giants. But the relatively scarce, trees are quickly being felled by the tiniest of insects — the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid.
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Sumter Forest Study
Looking back, it's easy to see where farmers in the 1800s went wrong. Attempting to grow profits from a lush environment, landowners cleared entire forests in the South to make room for agricultural farmland. But primitive agricultural techniques scarred the landscape, and when the profits dried up, they abandoned the barren land. Now University of Georgia researchers want to understand the ongoing repercussions of a bygone era.
Spring is around the corner, and University of Georgia Extension has a new app to help families and outdoor enthusiasts make the most of those first springtime hikes.
“Native Plants of North Georgia,” now available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, is a consumer-oriented field guide of the flowers, trees, ferns and shrubs that populate North Georgia's yards and forests. CAES News
Native Plants of North Georgia
Spring is around the corner, and University of Georgia Extension has a new app to help families and outdoor enthusiasts make the most of those first springtime hikes.
Mark McClure, Forest Health Specialist with the Georgia Forestry Commission, talks with members of a Chinese Delegation during a trip to south Georgia last month. CAES News
Invasive Species
When we think of invasive species we usually think of insects, plants and animals that have been shipped to Georgia from another part of the world, but it’s a two-way street. Georgia’s native plants and insects can be just as devastating overseas if they take root in a foreign ecosystem
University of Georgia Extension livestock economist Curt Lacy presents university ag economists' 2014 predictions for Georgia products during the forecast event held in Macon on Jan. 24. CAES News
Georgia Ag Forecast
Georgia’s livestock producers may see higher profits in 2014 due to lower feed prices and higher consumer demand. However, those lower feed prices, and flat demand for corn for ethanol, may hold down profit margins for Georgia row crop farmers.
The bark of a black walnut tree CAES News
Money trees?
From time to time national news services pick up articles about someone who sold one walnut tree for thousands of dollars. This may stimulate the imagination of those who have large walnut trees in their landscape. These articles usually fail to mention that the tree was near a high quality hardwood veneer operation and had many burls that produce the most valuable veneer. The tree owner probably also guaranteed that there was no metal in the tree. No one living in Georgia can replicate this scenario.