The January 2017 issue of Forest Health Review, from the Virginia Department of Forestry’s (DOF) Forest Health Program, is available online at http://www.dof.virginia.gov/infopubs/index.htm#ForestHealth. Previous issues of the newsletter are also accessible at that link.
The January 2017 issue includes updates on the following forest health topics:
Blue Ridge PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management);
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program;
Laurel Wilt Disease;
Gypsy Moth Impacts in 2016;
Tornado of February 24, 2016, in central and southern Virginia (including Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest);
Late Season Native Defoliators (Fall webworm, Variable oakleaf caterpillar; orange-striped oakworm);
Rhododendron dieback along the Blue Ridge Parkway;
Emerald Ash Borer (arriving in 15 more Virginia counties in 2016).
The publication also includes a “Forest Health Calendar” of events in 2017.
For more information about the Va. DOF’s Forest Health Program, contact Program Manager Lori Chamberlin at (434) 220-9026 or email@example.com.