Media: Publication

Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2021 Tax Year

January 12, 2022 - This USDA Forest Service publication provides tax tips intended to assist forest landowners and their tax advisors in preparing 2021 Federal income tax returns. It can also help plan for future years. This material is for information and educational use only and is not intended as financial, tax, or legal advice. Please consult with your tax advisor concerning your particular tax situation.

State of the Forest – 2021

January 12, 2022 - Annual report provides an assessment of the challenges and opportunities faced in forestry, highlights, and report of key activities over the past year.

Forest Health Review 2021-12

January 5, 2022 - Report provides an update on current forest health issues, such as weather impact, pine bark beetles, gypsy moth, emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, brown periodical cicadas, spotted lanternfly, Asian longhorned beetle, fall cankerworm, and more.

Virginia Forest Resource Fact Sheet 2020 (long version)

December 9, 2021 - This summary fact sheet produced by the USDA Forest Service (USFS) provides a short summary of the USFS investment in Virginia as well as summarizes the most important forest resource issues and accomplishments, and program highlights. (longer version)

Virginia Forest Resource Fact Sheet 2020 (short version)

December 9, 2021 - This summary fact sheet produced by the USDA Forest Service (USFS) provides a short summary of the USFS investment in Virginia as well as summarizes the most important forest resource issues and accomplishments, and program highlights. (shorter version)

Forestland Conservation Review 2021-11

December 8, 2021 - Report provides an update on current forest conservation topics in the Commonwealth, VDOF conservation easements,  Generation Next planning, and more.

Laurel Wilt Disease

September 13, 2021 - Forestry topic information sheet provides information about laurel wilt disease – a threat to all species in the Laurel family. Information includes the hosts, signs and symptoms, and how to manage the disease.

Ailanthus Control Methods

September 13, 2021 - Forestry topic information sheet provides information about the invasive species Ailanthus and possible methods for removing or controlling Ailanthus, including manual as well as chemical methods such as foliar spray, stem injection or basal spray.

Beech Leaf Disease

August 18, 2021 - USDA Forest Service Pest Alert publication about beech leaf disease discusses identification and description, range, and management.