How’s the Health of Virginia’s Forests? Find Some Answers in the January 2017 Issue of Forest Health Review, from the Virginia Department of Forestry

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;
Oak Decline;
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 lori.chamberlin@dof.virginia.gov.

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