Media: Publication

Camp Woods and Wildlife Annual Report 2022

January 19, 2023 - Report is published each year following camp and provides the highlights of camp, staff, programs, sponsors, budget summary and announcement of dates for the following year’s camp.

Forest Health Review 2022-12

January 12, 2023 - Report provides an update on current forest health issues, such as weather impact, pine bark beetles, spongy moth, emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, brown periodical cicadas, spotted lanternfly, Asian longhorned beetle, fall cankerworm, red imported fire ant, laurel wilt disease, oak decline, and more.

State of the Forest – 2022

January 11, 2023 - Annual report provides an assessment of the challenges and opportunities faced in forestry, as well as agency highlights and accomplishments over the past fiscal year.

Optimized Insecticide Dosage for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control in Hemlock Trees

January 9, 2023 - Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) (Adelges tsugae) is killing hemlock trees in the eastern U.S. This invasive insect is native to Japan and has been in the eastern U.S. since the 1950’s. HWA feed by sucking fluids from hemlock twigs just at the base of the needles, depleting the tree of needed energy reserves. Large swaths of hemlock forests have been decimated by HWA, and millions of hemlocks have died. This... Read More

Integrating Chemical and Biological Control of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: a Resource Manager’s Guide

January 9, 2023 - A non-native invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), threatens the ability of natural resource managers to maintain eastern and Carolina hemlocks as critical components of unique forest ecosystems in eastern North America. Although substantial progress has been made in both chemical and biological control of HWA, neither of these tactics applied alone are expected to provide adequate control of HWA throughout its introduced range. This guide presents a methodological... Read More

Biology and Management of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Eastern U.S.

January 9, 2023 - Hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA) is a small insect that causes huge problems. Learn more about this insect in this publication including information on how to identify it, its lifecycle, and distribution as well as the damage it causes and tactics for managing it. This Southern Region Extension Forestry publication provides additional information about the biology and management of HWA.

The Economic Impact of the Agriculture and Forest Industries in Virginia 2022

December 12, 2022 - The Economic Impact of Agriculture and Forestry on the Commonwealth of Virginia by Terance J. Rephann, Ph.D, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. This study describes the contribution of the agriculture and forestry industries to Virginia’s economy. The study relies on both published and unpublished data as well as literature that address trends in the agriculture and forestry industries. It also provides separate estimates of... Read More

No. 148 Ten-Year Growth of Loblolly Pine Planted in Different Configurations Targeting Varied Product Objectives

November 3, 2022 - Report provides results from a study comparing the growth and productivity of loblolly pine planted at varying densities in four planting configurations. Changing the planting density and between- or within-row spacing met different product objectives while producing up to 51% more volume within a 10-year time frame compared to a 10 ft. x 10 ft. spacing (436 trees per acre).

No. 147 Establishment Methods for Longleaf Pine

November 3, 2022 - Report provides results from a study of the effects of seedling source (NC orchard mix, GA mountain and GA coastal), competition control methods and planting depth on the establishment and early growth of longleaf pine on an old-field site. Five-year results show that the most important factor in  establishment success was scalping. Shallow planting and Oustar at 8 -12 oz./acre were also helpful. 

No. 146 Establishment Methods for Shortleaf Pine

November 3, 2022 - Report provides results from three locations of a study of competition control and fertilizer treatments for establishing shortleaf pine on old-field and cutover sites. Herbaceous weed control (using herbicides or mechanical scalping) at the beginning of the first growing season improved survival and growth of planted shortleaf pine on both old field and cutover sites after two years.