LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is happy to announce the discharge of the Pocket Guide to Arkansas Forest Health, a information to bugs, ailments, and different tree-injuring components within the Natural State. The handbook is designed to function an identification software and consists of instance photos of harm, potential causes, and administration methods.
The guidebook was co-written by Chandler Barton, Forest Health Specialist for the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division, with help from Southern Regional Extension Forestry and Clemson Cooperative Extension.
“The Pocket Guide to Arkansas Forest Health is an excellent source of information for landowners, forestry consultants, forest enthusiasts, and more,” mentioned Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward. “We appreciate the co-authors for their contributions to this helpful and practical resource.”
The guidebook describes many of the widespread causes for tree harm in Arkansas, what ensuing injury might appear like, and what administration instruments can be found. Although some administration suggestions are provided within the information, Barton recommends contacting a specialist to decide how to mitigate a difficulty.
Barton additionally mentioned, “This guide can be used to enjoy observing trees and the organisms that interact with them. I hope readers will cultivate an appreciation of living things and be good stewards for our environment.”
The Pocket Guides can be found free of cost in any respect Forestry Division District Offices, in addition to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Little Rock Headquarters. Find your native District Office at agriculture.arkansas.gov/forestry/district-headquarters/.
More than 55 p.c of Arkansas’s land mass, or 19 million acres, is forested with greater than 12 billion bushes. Arkansas produces timber valued at greater than $400 million yearly and ranks sixth within the nation in forestry merchandise valued at over $6.4 billion. More details about Arkansas’s forests and the way the Arkansas Department of Agriculture serves the forest business will be discovered at agriculture.arkansas.gov/forestry/