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  • August 9, 2018

    2018 International Tree Climbing Championship – Winners

    Congratulations to James Kilpatrick (New Zealand Chapter) and Krista Strating (Ontario Chapter) on their wins this week at the 2018 International Tree Climbing Championship in Columbus, Ohio. Our own Jimmy Prichard finished 24th out of 49 and Star Quintero placed

  • July 30, 2018

    Emerald Ash Borer Texas Update

    Emerald ash borer makes a move

    Texas A&M Forest Service has conducted surveys for emerald ash borer for several years. Large purple sticky traps are placed in trees to attract and entrap the beetles.
    Ever since the dreaded emerald ash borer (EAB)

  • May 22, 2018

    Identification, Images, & Information For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin For the United States & Canada

    All Abuzz About Bugs!
    We are an online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures.
    We enjoy the opportunity to instill in others the fascination and appreciation that we share for

  • December 12, 2017


    Have you ever seen a dark orange to purple mushroom at the base of a tree trunk or out in the grass around a tree? It might be Ganoderma, a saprophytic fungus that almost always results in death of the

  • December 5, 2017

    My Land Management Connector

    The Texas A&M Forest Service has developed a new innovative online application called “My Land Management Connector.” It is located on the Texas Forest Information Portal at My Land Management Connector is an application that connects homeowners/landowners with

  • October 17, 2017

    Trees Count App – Now Available

    Trees Count is a tree inventory app which maps individual trees and stores data such as species, DBH, condition and recommended maintenance. Users can filter trees as well as transfer inventories across devices through the import and export functions

  • September 11, 2017

    Crape Myrtle Bark Scale to be targeted by $3.3 million grant to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

    Posted: 11 Sep 2017 06:46 AM PDT
    Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872,
    Contact: Dr. Mengmeng Gu, 979-845-8567,
    COLLEGE STATION — The most popular flowering shrub in the U.S. has a new ally in a fight against a new, devastating exotic

  • August 25, 2017

    Safe Response to Tree-Related Storm Damage

    Devastating storms and natural disasters can leave you reeling and at a loss of how to begin recovery. Whether you are a city forester acting as a first responder or a landowner checking your property months later, the first step