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Accession Number PB2013-110487
Title Forest Health Highlights in Georgia, 2012.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 30p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Forest Health Management Group provides statewide leadership and guidance to consulting firms, industry, natural resource managers, landowners, and Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) foresters on a wide range of forest health related issues. This information and technology transfer allows a diverse group to increase awareness of forest health issues in Georgia and become additional resources in the fight against forest pests. Our forest health staff is increased by each person trained and our team grows by communicating information. Our goal is to train more than our personnel and staff inside the GFC, our goal is to create cooperative partnerships meeting the needs of the landowners and forestry professionals in Georgia. The GFC foresters incorporated insect, disease, or invasive species advise into 797 management cases involving 53,128 acres for the year. Each Stewardship and Tree Farm plan written in the State of Georgia incorporates advice to landowners concerning forest health issues, and insect and disease advice is incorporated in each plan; 298 plans were presented to landowners with a total acreage of 140,419 acres. Statewide, forest health training was provided to foresters, resource managers, loggers, public works departments (state and county), nurserymen, regulatory agencies, and landowners on 82 occasions with 3,931 attendees being reached. This training included field days, exhibits, demonstration plots, field training, hands-on education, and classroom presentations. These sessions involve most of the program areas listed in this report.
Keywords Damage assessment
Diseases and pestse
Forest health
Forest management
Forests and forestry
Natural resources management

Source Agency Forest Service Engineering Staff Washington DC
NTIS Subject Category 48D - Forestry
57P - Pest Control
57C - Botany
Corporate Author Georgia Forestry Commission, Dry Branch. Macon Office.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number N/A

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