Oak wilt, other tree diseases examined at program in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Tree diseases, with oak wilt taking center stage, were the focus of the Tree Disease Identification and Management program held recently at the Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park in San Antonio. More than 120 people, including landscapers, tree care experts, certified arborists, green industry representatives, Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists, […]

Urban landowner program in Fort Worth on April 7 to cover a variety of topics

FORT WORTH – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tarrant County will offer a program April 7 to inform landowners on a range of topics from maintaining agriculture or wildlife exemptions to possible financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program, which will also address rodent and other pest control methods […]

Texas 4-H center, Texas A&M Forest Service collaborate to improve facility safety

LAKE BROWNWOOD – The Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood is now an even safer place to visit and hold events thanks to Texas A&M Forest Service, said center director Mark Carroll. Carroll said the center, which is run by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is a 78-acre site on Lake Brownwood that […]

Carbon Credit Conference Set Sept. 28 in East Texas

OVERTON -– An upcoming conference promises to walk landowners through four steps to making a profit from selling carbon credits, said a Texas Cooperative Extension expert. The Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana Carbon Credit Conference is scheduled Sept. 28 at the Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Overton. “”We are going to […]

Topping Trees Can Be Deadly

WESLACO –- Paul Johnson goes through a range of emotions when he sees trees being topped: anger, disgust, sorrow, frustration and worse. That’s why he, as an urban forester with the Texas Forest Service in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, is spreading the word that topping does serious damage to trees, their value and the […]

Environmental Markets Theme for February Meeting in Houston

COLLEGE STATION – Emerging ecosystems markets will be the topic for a meeting Feb. 27 in Houston. “Ecosystem Service Markets: Everybody’s Business” will be held at the Westin Galleria Hotel. Academic and industry leaders, government officials and landowners are invited to attend. The conference aims to help society find practical ways, through marketplace incentives, to […]

East Texas Conference to Address Forest Herbicide Usage

OVERTON -– Pest control in pine forests has changed and along with it, the methods modern foresters use, said a Texas Cooperative Extension expert. For example, new methods include herbicides that specifically target unwanted vegetation, preservation of hardwoods in pine forests, and management practices that focus on wildlife, recreation and esthetics as well as timber, […]

Valley’’s First Tree Conference Slated for Nov. 8-9

WESLACO – The Lower Rio Grande Valley’s first tree conference kicks off later this week to help improve the area’s urban forest. The goal of RGV Tree Conference 2006 is to protect existing trees, plant more trees and improve the quality of tree care here, according to a conference organizer. Paul Johnson, a regional urban […]