Prevent the spread of pests and diseases! Don’t move firewood!
As campers, hikers, and other outdoors people, we all want to enjoy the beauty of our forests and wilderness areas. But did you know that carelessness with firewood can have devastating repercussions on these cherished places? [...]
What’s Wrong With My Tree? Lace Bugs
Lace Bugs Include Dozens Of Species In The United States In the United States, there are over 165 species of lace bugs. In Missouri, the most common include the sycamore lace bug, azalea lace bug, and many others named after their host tree: Cherry Oak Elm Hawthorn This species gets [...]
Common maple tree problems to keep an eye out for
Maples are a common sight across the country. In Missouri, there is a mix of native and naturalized species that provide shade, lumber, sap for syrup, and natural beauty. These include sugar maple, red maple, silver maple, and many more. While sturdy, maples are susceptible to certain diseases and pests. [...]