Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

As we work together to tackle the historic challenge that Hurricane Katrina has presented to the forestry communities of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, we hope that this blog will be a valuable resource and tool.

Wednesday, September 28

How to Grow Beetle Bait - Revisited

Over the last 30-some odd years, the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) has worked with landowners in controlling Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) infestations and has tried to encourage
landowners to take the easy way by preventing the conditions needed to feed the beetle. All pine forest management plans that are produced by AFC foresters include SPB hazard ratings and information on how to prevent attack by beetles.

The best way is, of course, when the stand is established to plant fewer pine trees per acre. No more than 500 trees per acre should be planted; 450 would be even better.

To read the entire article: How to Grow Beetle Bait - Revisited


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