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Landscape Site Assessment
9/6/2017 (new)

The most common reason trees and shrubs fail to perform as anticipated is that their cultural requirements differ from the site characteristics. People often plant things they know and love from a distant state, purchase because they are on sale, or find attractive but don't understand the environmental requirements. In some cases, a site can be easily modified to make it more suitable for a desired species. Most of the time, it is difficult or impossible to change the site characteristics enough for the plant to thrive. Appropriate watering is essential for establishment of recently transplanted trees and shrubs. This becomes even more important (and challenging) for plants poorly matched to their sites. Selecting plant species that will thrive under particular site conditions is an easier and less expensive option. The first step in doing this is to understand the site where you plan to plant. | ID-244
web only | 4 pages | 1,739 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 125 kb


Predator Management for Small-Scale Poultry Enterprises in Kentucky
5/4/2017 (new)

As urban expansion spreads, there is a loss of natural habitat for wildlife. Wildlife has come into closer contact with livestock operations, and some of these animals are predators of poultry. | ID-245
web only | 8 pages | 3,090 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 2,401 kb


Hardwood Dry Kiln Operation: A Manual for Operators of Small Dry Kilns
4/6/2017 (new)

Green lumber is used mostly for local uses such as fence boards, barn siding and so forth. Lumber that will be glued or finished has to be dried, however, and that includes just about all the higher-value wood products used indoors such as flooring, furniture, wall paneling, cutting boards and so forth. Dry lumber can be used for more types of products and has greater marketability. Dry lumber is also worth more than green lumber. | FOR-128
web only | 114 pages | 31,161 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 11,025 kb


Management of Wildlife and Domestic Animals on Your Farm: Good Agricultural Practices
1/10/2017 (new)

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are necessary to ensure that fresh fruits and vegetables are harvested, handled, and packaged in a sanitary manner. Field crops are at a higher food safety risk than processed foods because of regular exposure to several sources of contamination, including soil, manure, human handling, domestic and wild animals, and water. While it is impossible to completely eliminate these risks, GAPs ensure that these risks are as small as possible when implemented correctly. | ID-243
150 printed copies | 3 pages | 2,023 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 908 kb


After Your Ash Has Died: Making an Informed Decision on What to Replant
12/22/2016 (new)

Unfortunately the emerald ash borer is only the latest in a series of invasive pests that have recently decimated our trees. Here, we provide basic information on the death of our ash trees and what types of species are less likely to be impacted by invasive insects and diseases in the future. | ID-241
web only | 5 pages | 4,224 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 247 kb


What Is Your Tree Worth?
12/22/2016 (new)

Occasionally, through no fault of your own, your valuable trees and landscape plants may be damaged. Landscape appraisers are called on to assess individual plants and entire landscapes as a result of storms, human damage, destruction, and failure. Appraisals are an estimate of the nature, quality, value, or utility of an interest or an aspect of real estate. | ID-240
web only | 5 pages | 3,041 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 903 kb


An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry in Kentucky
11/17/2016 (new)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) uses a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical methods to reduce and/or manage pest populations. These strategies are used to minimize environmental risks, economic costs, and health hazards. Pests are managed (although rarely eliminated entirely) to reduce their negative impact on the crop. Scouting and monitoring diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic disorders helps identify potential problems before serious losses result. This is essential to the IPM approach. The key to effective monitoring is accurate identification. The pictures included in this guide represent the more common abiotic and biotic problems that occur in Kentucky strawberry plantings. | ID-238
1,600 printed copies | 28 pages | 6,288 words | 28 downloads | PDF: 10,025 kb


Black Vulture Damage Control
11/11/2016 (new)

Vultures, as with all other wildlife, will take advantage of resources available to them, and unfortunately this behavior sometimes involves human dwellings or livestock operations. Fortunately, vultures respond well to relatively simple methods that discourage them from congregating or feeding in critical areas. | FOR-129
web only | 4 pages | 2,427 words | 54 downloads | PDF: 1,931 kb


Soil Percolation: A Key to Survival of Landscape Plants
9/14/2016 (new)

Eighty to 90 percent of disease and insect problems on landscape plants can be traced back to soil problems. Plants must be adapted to the site if they are to meet our expectations of growing, remain healthy, and attractive. | ID-237
web only | 4 pages | 1,929 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 3,289 kb


How to Select and Buck Logs for Railroad Ties
3/4/2016 (new)

As of 2014, railroads were purchasing in the neighborhood of 25 million wooden ties each year, so the railroad tie industry can be a reliable market for loggers and sawmillers. Prices for green ties are viewed as good compared to lower-grade lumber, though actual market prices depend on immediate demand, competing lumber prices, distance from the seller to the treating plant, and tie quality and species. If you're a logger reading this article, you'll learn to make better decisions about how to select trees and logs for crossties and switch ties, and you'll be able to buck them so that they're worth more money overall. | FOR-122
web only | 9 pages | 4,194 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 6,000 kb


Don't Eat Those Wild Mushrooms
2/1/2016 (new)

Mushrooms are strange and wonderful things--some are beautiful, some are ugly, some are delicious, and some are deadly. Mushroom hunting is a fun and rewarding hobby that can turn a hike through local woods into a puzzle-solving adventure. Many people are drawn to mushroom hunting and the potential to forage for food. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to mushroom foraging: poisoning. Each year, wild mushrooms lead to numerous illnesses and even a few deaths. | PPFS-GEN-14
web only | 5 pages | 1,611 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 1,283 kb


The First Separation of Softwood Species
12/21/2015 (new)

Just making the separation between softwoods and hardwoods doesn't help much in identifying wood species; that would be sort of like identifying children by their hair color. Let's look at the next level of wood features that you need to be able to recognize. | FOR-127
web only | 6 pages | 2,711 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 4,200 kb


Grain Patterns and Growth Rings
12/21/2015 (new)

Frequently you need to be able to observe wood cells from a particular perspective, and you will need to know where to look for different features on your sample. It's also very helpful to develop a kind of "visual vocabulary" that will let you match a term with a corresponding mental image, and the information in this chapter will start you on your way. | FOR-126
web only | 3 pages | 1,527 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 1,500 kb


Distinguishing Softwoods from Hardwoods
12/21/2015 (new)

Softwood and hardwood trees are made up of different types of cells. With just a little magnification, it's easy to see that softwood growth rings look different from hardwood growth rings. Additionally, growth rings don't look the same for all of the trees, and the growth ring appearance is one of the things we will look at to identify wood. | FOR-125
web only | 4 pages | 1,722 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 2,400 kb


First Steps in Identifying Wood
12/21/2015 (new)

Wood samples need to be identified for all sorts of reasons, and they come in all shapes, sizes and conditions. I've received samples that were sound, samples that were waterlogged, samples that were rotted or otherwise degraded, painted samples, furniture samples, even samples containing wood preservatives. Most of the samples I receive have a North American origin, but I also receive pieces from art museums and antique dealers that can originate from just about anywhere. This sometimes means that identifying the sample by a common name alone doesn't provide enough information. | FOR-124
web only | 8 pages | 4,482 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 1,980 kb


Introduction to Wood Structure and Characteristics
12/21/2015 (new)

Knowing how to identify unknown pieces of wood using a hand lens is the only skill you will need for most situations---and that's the purpose behind most of this manual. A section at the end about how to identify wood using a microscope is available should you want to develop your wood identification expertise. | FOR-123
web only | 4 pages | 2,540 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb


Midwest Blueberry Production Guide
5/12/2014 (reprinted)

Blueberries are one of the few fruit crops native to North America. Wild blueberries were utilized by Native Americans for making medicines, dyes, and flavorings, as well as for direct consumption. Once a small-scale crop produced within limited regions, blueberries are now grown throughout the United States and the rest of the world. | ID-210
1,500 printed copies | 58 pages | 28,039 words | 87 downloads | PDF: 2,600 kb


Growing Forest Botanicals and Medicinals
3/15/2013 (new)

If you are interested in producing some of Kentucky's native medicinal plants, the first step is to gather as much information about them as possible. This publication includes useful information including a list of helpful books, contacts, and organizations. | FOR-91
100 printed copies | 8 pages | 2,685 words | 49 downloads | PDF: 2,695 kb


Shiitake Production: Production Options
3/12/2013 (new)

This series of publications emphasizes growing shiitake mushrooms on natural hardwood logs. The denser hardwoods (oaks, hickories, chestnut) seem to produce better over the long run, and other hardwoods (maples, sweetgum) may begin to produce more quickly but will exhaust more quickly also. | FOR-90
100 printed copies | 4 pages | 864 words | 43 downloads | PDF: 242 kb


Shiitake Production: Marketing
3/12/2013 (new)

The most common outlets for marketing your shiitake mushrooms are farmers markets, whole food and health food stores, restaurants and restaurant suppliers, supermarkets (especially locally owned rather than the national chains), produce buyers, and produce wholesalers. | FOR-87
100 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,326 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 623 kb


Shiitake Production: Processing and Storage
3/12/2013 (new)

How you handle your mushrooms depends on whether you plan to market them fresh or dried, retail or wholesale. | FOR-86
100 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,687 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 740 kb


Shiitake Production: Pest Control
3/12/2013 (new)

Shiitake mushrooms do not have many pests. Many problems with insects and competitive fungi can be avoided by timely cutting and inoculating of shiitake logs, and by good hygiene and maintenance practices. | FOR-84
100 printed copies | 3 pages | 966 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 1,620 kb


Shiitake Production: Incubation and Stacking
3/12/2013 (new)

Monitor your logs for shade, moisture, and pest and disease problems while they are incubating. If firewood- or teepee-stacked logs are losing too much moisture, you may need to rearrange the stacks. (The bottom logs will always retain more moisture). Lean-to stacked logs should be more even in their moisture content, but they too can be reversed if necessary. | FOR-83
100 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,138 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 1,675 kb


Shiitake Production: Log Selection and Preparation
3/12/2013 (new)

Shiitake mushrooms grow well on many species of hardwood tree. The Shii tree, native to Japan where these mushrooms originate, is in the same family as our oak trees, so all kinds of oaks are useful for shiitake production. | FOR-79
100 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,105 words | 46 downloads | PDF: 477 kb


The Kentucky Agricultural Economic Outlook for 2013
12/5/2012 (new)

| AEC-99
web only | 4 pages | - | 70 downloads | PDF: 490 kb


Vertebrate Pest Management: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 19
5/4/2012 (new)

Most people enjoy watching wildlife around the home, whether it is birds at a feeder, butterflies on flowers, or the occasional deer or turkey wandering through the yard. In some instances, wildlife come into contact with humans and are in the wrong place at the wrong time. For the gardening enthusiast, this encounter can create conflict. | FOR-121
web only | 10 pages | 3,950 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 750 kb


Climate Change: A Brief Summary for Kentucky Extension Agents
9/20/2011 (new)

Nearly all climate science experts agree that global warming is occurring and that it is caused primarily by human activity. Regardless of what you may read on blogs or in the media, there is no meaningful scientific controversy on these points. The future impacts of global warming are difficult to predict, but the changes caused by greenhouse gases are expected to increasingly affect Kentucky agriculture. | ID-191
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,975 words | 53 downloads | PDF: 250 kb


Woodland Winter Feeding of Cattle: Water Quality Best Management Practices
5/5/2011 (new)

Cattle maintain their body temperature in winter by burning more calories, which requires them to consume more feed. Livestock producers use wooded areas to provide protection for cattle from wind and low temperatures. That protection enables the cattle to conserve energy and eat less. Using wooded areas for winter feeding makes practical sense, but producers need to consider several environmental issues when planning for it. | ID-187
web only | 2 pages | 1,145 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 273 kb


Site Preparation for Natural Regeneration of Hardwoods
4/7/2011 (new)

One aspect of forest sustainability is regenerating the stand to desired species once the stand is harvested. Usually the species present in the overstory are more desirable than those in the understory and midstory. If management is not performed to adjust the regenerating species composition prior to the harvest, these understory and midstory species likely will be the composition of the future stand. | FOR-120
web only | 12 pages | - | 20 downloads | PDF: 557 kb


Uneven-aged Management in Mixed Species, Southern Hardwoods: Is it Feasible and Sustainable?
4/7/2011 (new)

For uneven-age stands to develop, both young and old trees need to be developing in the same stand, where younger trees are naturally smaller in diameter than older trees. Thus, guidelines and graphs used by foresters to help establish uneven-age stands use diameter as a surrogate for age and assume that age and diameter are related. | FOR-119
web only | 16 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 796 kb


Shiitake Production: Harvesting
3/23/2011 (minor revision)

If you started with live spawn from a reputable supplier and freshly cut logs from living hardwood trees, your logs should be ready to produce shiitake mushrooms after 6 to 18 months of incubation. | FOR-85
web only | 8 pages | 2,121 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 800 kb


Kentucky Shiitake Production Workbook: Inoculation
3/23/2011 (minor revision)

To begin the process of shiitake mushroom production, you must "sow the seed" just as you would with any other agronomic crop. For shiitake, the "seed" is called spawn and consists of the mushroom spores mixed with sawdust (for sawdust spawn) or wood (for dowel spawn) and a little grain to add a higher level of carbohydrate for the organism to feed on. | FOR-81
web only | 7 pages | 3,031 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 400 kb


Shiitake Production: Monitoring Moisture Content of Logs
2/3/2011 (minor revision)

Shiitake spawn cannot survive in logs that have a moisture content of less than 23%. Ideal moisture conditions for shiitake growth are log moisture content of 35% or more. If logs are left in the open air and are not monitored for moisture content, and climatic conditions are dry, the moisture content of the logs can fall to 20% to 25%. | FOR-82
web only | 5 pages | 1,487 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 170 kb


Shiitake Production: Spawn Selection
2/3/2011 (minor revision)

Shiitake mushrooms are like any other plant crop--they must be started from "seed." For mushrooms, this process begins when the mushroom's spores (normally located in the cap on the underside between the gills) are mixed with nutrients and a cellulose source, usually hardwood sawdust. | FOR-80
web only | 4 pages | 1,685 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 235 kb


Introduction to Shiitake: The Forest Mushroom
2/3/2011 (minor revision)

Shiitake mushrooms may prove to be a new commodity that will provide some economic return on small diameter wood from private woodlands that otherwise would be used only for firewood. | FOR-78
web only | 6 pages | 3,247 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 447 kb


Planting a Riparian Buffer
9/28/2010 (new)

Actively creating a riparian buffer typically consists of six steps: site assessment, planting plan development, site preparation, species selection, planting, and protection and maintenance. | ID-185
web only | 8 pages | - | 96 downloads | PDF: 3,265 kb


Shiitake Production on Logs: Step by Step in Pictures
6/17/2010 (minor revision)

| FOR-77
web only | 14 pages | - | 28 downloads | PDF: 350 kb


Have Maples Will Sugar
5/20/2010 (new)

Woodland owners may find that they have many maple trees in their woodlots. If these trees are larger than 10 inches in diameter, and if there are 25 to 40 maple trees per acre, woodland owners might want to think about making maple syrup as a possibility for increased income from their woodlots. | FOR-118
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 549 kb


Forest Water Quality Plan: Preparing an Agriculture Water Quality Plan for Your Woodlands
5/18/2010 (reprinted)

All parties involved in woodland operations are responsible for water quality protection. One of the most effective methods of protecting water quality during forestry operations is to use BMPs. BMPs are guidelines and techniques that, when used properly, can help reduce impact to our waters. They do this by decreasing erosion and the creation of muddy water, keeping chemicals and fluids out of streams, and limiting changes in the woods next to streams. | FOR-96
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 334 kb


Site Preparation and Competition Control Guidelines for Hardwood Tree Plantings
8/13/2009 (new)

This publication presents recommendations for key factors associated with hardwood planting success. The publication also provides competition control and site preparation alternatives for a number of common planting sites and conditions. For each site and condition, several alternatives provide a range of options, allowing users to select the alternative that best fits their objectives and timetables. | FOR-107
web only | 36 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 1,350 kb


Medicinal Plants
8/11/2009 (new)

People have harvested and processed forest plants for medicinal purposes since the beginning of recorded history. Ginseng is perhaps the one best known in Kentucky because it is easily the most commercially valuable. However, if you read health supplement labels in all the "big box" stores or other similar locations, you will find goldenseal, blue cohosh, black cohosh, bloodroot, wild ginger, slippery elm, witch-hazel, mayapple, and many other forest plant-derived substances. There are established markets for these plants, although not as obvious as corn, soybean, or cattle markets. | FOR-117
120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 338 kb


Agroforestry: Christmas Trees
8/11/2009 (new)

Kentucky has always had a Christmas tree industry, although at a very small scale. The benefits of producing Christmas trees include guaranteed market every year, a short growing period relative to other tree crops, periodic intensive management (planting, shearing, marketing) but otherwise not much time required in management, and a good return on investment. | FOR-116
120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 789 kb


Agroforestry: Forest Farming
8/11/2009 (new)

Of all the techniques of agroforestry, forest farming is probably the one most useful to landowners in Kentucky. Most have some forestland, and many of those owners don't really "do" anything with that land, keeping it for wildlife habitat, recreation, or a possible timber sale if there is a sudden need for cash. However, with some professional help from a consultant forester or from the Kentucky Division of Forestry, forest landowners can implement something called timber stand improvement (TSI). Forest farming can be a part of that decision, if the landowner considers the options before starting the TSI operation. | FOR-115
120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 935 kb


Agroforestry: Windbreaks
8/11/2009 (new)

Windbreaks were first used extensively in the United States in the 1930s, after the Dust Bowl days made it clear that certain agricultural practices tended to facilitate the loss of topsoil by wind erosion. They are also a practical agroforestry technique in any location where there are significant prevailing winds. Windbreaks are used to manage snow, improve irrigation efficiency, screen views and reduce noise, protect farm crops and farm buildings, protect free-ranging livestock, provide wildlife habitat, and provide non-timber forest products (e.g., berries, woody florals). | FOR-114
120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 491 kb


Argoforestry: Silvopasture
8/11/2009 (new)

In the practice of silvopasture, you have three simultaneous crops: the tree crop, the forage crop, and the livestock crop. As with other agroforestry practices, if you plan to use biocides (pesticides, fungicides, insecticides) and/or chemical fertilizers, you must be sure that all of the component parts of the proposed system can tolerate the additives. Foresters have a long-standing attitude that cattle and trees do not mix (because of soil compaction and rubbing around and on the trees by the livestock), but in this case, you are intentionally putting them together, ideally for mutual benefit. | FOR-113
120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 377 kb


Agroforestry: Riparian Buffer Strips
8/11/2009 (new)

Riparian buffer strips are zones of native trees, shrubs, and grasses designed to protect the temperature and clarity of moving water and to prevent agricultural chemicals and soil from eroding directly into stream water. The Kentucky Water Quality Act of 1994 encouraged farmers to protect their streams from soil erosion and compaction from livestock. Best management practices (BMPs) for people who are harvesting timber require streamside management zones (SMZs). | FOR-112
120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 1,230 kb


Agroforestry: Alley Cropping
8/11/2009 (new)

Alley cropping is probably the most commonly used technique of agroforestry. It simply involves planting single or double lines of trees and/or shrubs intercropped with a wide "alley" of either row crops or pasture grasses. The width of the alley is determined by the size of the harvesting equipment needed for the crop grown in the alley. | FOR-111
120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 551 kb


Non-Timber Forest Products and Agroforestry
8/11/2009 (new)

Agroforestry is the practice of integrating long-term tree crops with annual agronomic crops and/or livestock. This type of integrated agriculture has been successfully practiced for thousands of years in many parts of the world, especially in the tropics. Temperate regions have been a bit slower to adopt agroforestry practices, but in the past decade or so, there has been increasing interest in using agroforestry techniques in temperate countries around the world. | FOR-110
120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 771 kb


Insect Identification Guide for Senior 4-H Forestry Competition Training
4/20/2009 (new)

This booklet was written to help Senior 4-H'ers preparing for the National 4-H Forestry competition held each year in Jackson's Mill, West Virginia. Flash cards and links to various external websites about individual insects' appearance and habitats are posted on the website for the national competition (http://www.aces.edu/n4hfi/page4.html), but no single document is available that summarizes the information that students need when they're beginning their studies. This booklet has been written to fill that gap. | 4DC-05PA
web only | - | - | 21 downloads | HTML: 3 kb


Timber Theft and Trespass
2/23/2009 (reprinted)

| FOR-109
1,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 400 kb


Technical Guide to Crop Tree Release In Hardwood Forests
1/6/2009 (new)

Crop tree release (CTR) is a widely applicable silvicultural technique used to enhance the performance of individual trees. It offers flexibility in that it can be applied on small or large properties, and with certain modifications, it can be applied as a precommercial or commercial operation. By favoring the development of selected crop trees within a hardwood stand, the landowner can meet a variety of area-wide management objectives such as wildlife habitat, recreation, timber value, aesthetic beauty and species diversity. CTR can be applied at various stages of development, including sapling, pole and sawtimber stands, depending on the specific opportunities to improve stand conditions. In some cases, it may be advisable to apply CTR more than once during the rotation. As forest managers gain experience with CTR, many come to realize that it is a versatile silvicultural technique that can be effective in many situations. | FOR-106
web only | 24 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 2,213 kb


2007 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
11/26/2007 (new)

| PR-554
1,100 printed copies | 48 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 1,400 kb


Shiitake Production: Resources for Shiitake Growers
7/10/2007 (minor revision)

| FOR-89
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 21 downloads | PDF: 169 kb


Caring for Christmas Trees
12/18/2006 (new)

| FOR-105
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 280 kb


Kentucky Forestry Fact Sheet
12/14/2006 (minor revision)

| FOR-53
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 250 kb


Treatments for Improving Degraded Hardwood Stands
7/1/2006 (new)

| FOR-104
web only | 12 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 994 kb


Two-Aged System and Deferment Harvests
7/1/2006 (new)

| FOR-103
web only | 12 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb


Forest Management Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Gypsy Moth
7/1/2006 (new)

| FOR-102
web only | 8 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 770 kb


Hardwood Plantations as an Investment
7/1/2006 (new)

| FOR-101
web only | 8 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 856 kb


Oak Shelterwood: A Technique to Improve Oak Regeneration
7/1/2006 (new)

| FOR-100
web only | 8 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 695 kb


Managing Oak Decline
7/1/2006 (new)

| FOR-99
web only | 6 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 558 kb


Introducing Yourself to Trees
4/15/2006 (reprinted)

Suppose you woke up tomorrow and there were no trees or products from trees. What would be missing? You might be surprised to learn how many interesting and useful things in your life come from one of our most valuable natural resources--the forest. | 4DF-01PB
2,500 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 153 downloads | PDF: 304 kb


Kentucky 4-H Forestry Project Planting Trees
10/30/2005 (minor revision)

| 4DF-03PC
2,500 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 46 downloads | PDF: 233 kb


The Global Positioning System
9/1/2005 (new)

| AEN-88
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 305 kb


Kentucky's Useful Forests
6/1/2005 (reprinted)

| 4DF-02PA
2,000 printed copies | 24 pages | - | 49 downloads | PDF: 1,556 kb


Shiitake Production: Potential Profits from a Small-Scale Shiitake Enterprise
3/21/2004 (reprinted)

| FOR-88
950 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 242 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree ProductIon Workbook Plantation Layout
1/30/2004 (minor revision)

| FOR-17
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 217 kb


Woodland Owners Training Manual for Developing a Forestry Agriculture Water Quality Plan
9/15/2003 (reprinted)

| FOR-72
1,000 printed copies | 20 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 321 kb


Attracting Butterflies with Native Plants
6/15/2003 (reprinted)

| FOR-98
20,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 437 kb


Tree Tips
6/15/2003 (reprinted)

| FOR-65
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 197 kb


Wild About Wildflowers
12/7/2002 (reprinted)

| FOR-71
10,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 456 kb


Kentucky Forest Practice Guidelines for Water Quality Management
3/15/2002 (minor revision)

| FOR-67
250 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 3 kb


Managing Mole Problems in Kentucky
6/30/2001 (minor revision)

| FOR-42
10,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 208 kb


Attracting Hummingbirds to the Garden
9/30/2000 (new)

| FOR-97
43,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 424 kb


What Is Forestry?
9/1/2000 (reprinted)

| FOR-95
10,000 printed copies | 20 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 1,222 kb


Determining Best Management Practices for Timber Harvesting Operations in Kentucky: A Training Manual for Loggers
8/25/2000 (reprinted)

| FOR-70
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 140 kb


Trees, Shrubs and Vines That Attract Wildlife
4/1/2000 (reprinted)

| FOR-68
5,000 printed copies | 28 pages | - | 20 downloads | PDF: 2,110 kb


Financial Assistance Guide for Conservation Practices in Kentucky
2/1/2000 (reprinted)

| FOR-94
1,000 printed copies | - | - | 4 downloads | HTML: 25 kb


Definition of Conservation Practices in Kentucky
2/1/2000 (reprinted)

| FOR-93
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 360 kb


Managing Woodchuck Problems in Kentucky
5/30/1999 (minor revision)

| FOR-44
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 261 kb


Eastern Bluebirds Nesting Structure Design and Placement
5/1/1999 (minor revision)

| FOR-52
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 24 downloads | PDF: 153 kb


Managing Skunk Problems in Kentucky
5/1/1999 (minor revision)

| FOR-49
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 255 kb


Managing Chipmunk Problems in Kentucky
5/1/1999 (minor revision)

| FOR-41
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 376 kb


Coyote Managing Coyote Problems in Kentucky
5/1/1999 (reprinted)

| FOR-37
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 804 kb


Guide to Urban Habitat Conservation Planning
4/15/1999 (new)

| FOR-74
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 174 kb


Landscape Ecology and Ecosystems Management
4/1/1999 (new)

| FOR-76
10,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 283 kb


An Ecosystems Approach to Natural Resources Management
2/28/1999 (new)

| FOR-75
web only | 12 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 330 kb


Creating Urban Stormwater Control Ponds for Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat
12/15/1998 (new)

| FOR-73
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 111 kb


OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: Employee's Right to Know
11/30/1997 (reprinted)

| FOR-58
5,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 122 kb


A Landowner's Guide Measuring Farm Timber
9/15/1997 (reprinted)

| FOR-9
1,000 printed copies | - | - | 8 downloads | HTML: 91 kb


Factors to Consider in Bringing Idle Land Back to Production
4/1/1997 (new)

| ID-124
5,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 228 kb


Paulownia: A Guide to Establishment and Cultivation
2/15/1997 (reprinted)

| FOR-39
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | HTML: 28 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Pest Control: Animals
7/31/1996 (reprinted)

| FOR-27
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 24 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Pest Control: Insects
7/1/1996 (reprinted)

| FOR-27A
2,000 printed copies | 7 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 747 kb


Managing Sustainable Forests in Kentucky
6/11/1996 (reprinted)

| FOR-15
13,000 printed copies | 28 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 997 kb


Controlling Woodpecker Damage
7/1/1995 (reprinted)

| FOR-38
1,000 printed copies | - | - | 4 downloads | HTML: 11 kb


Managing Wildlife Damage Problems in Kentucky: Assistance, Procedures, Policies and Regulations
6/9/1995 (reprinted)

| FOR-13
1,000 printed copies | - | - | 6 downloads | HTML: 19 kb


Managing Commensal Rodent Problems in Kentucky
6/1/1995 (reprinted)

| ID-115
5,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 352 kb


Managing Muskrat Problems in Kentucky
3/1/1995 (reprinted)

| FOR-51
3,000 printed copies | - | - | 6 downloads | HTML: 14 kb


Bats: Information for Kentucky Homeowners
2/28/1995 (reprinted)

| FOR-48
3,000 printed copies | - | - | 5 downloads | HTML: 22 kb


Managing Rabbit and Vole Problems in Kentucky Orchards
2/28/1995 (reprinted)

| FOR-43
1,000 printed copies | - | - | 9 downloads | HTML: 21 kb


Managing Tree Squirrel Problems in Kentucky
2/1/1995 (reprinted)

| FOR-45
3,000 printed copies | - | - | 10 downloads | HTML: 11 kb


Scientific Classification of Trees
11/30/1994 (reprinted)

| FOR-61
5,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 143 kb


An Introduction to Wood Anatomy Characteristics Common to Softwoods and Hardwoods
11/30/1994 (reprinted)

Those who work with wood should have a basic understanding of wood anatomy so they will be familiar with how different anatomical features influence wood properties and, in turn, how these properties react to different treatments and uses of the wood. This publication introduces the reader to wood characteristics that are common to both hardwoods and softwoods. | FOR-59
5,000 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,990 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 175 kb


Open Face Tree Felling Method
11/15/1994 (new)

| FOR-60
5,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 21 downloads | PDF: 172 kb


Wood Destroying Organisms and Wood Preservatives
10/1/1994 (reprinted)

| FOR-54
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 534 kb


Paulownia Log Grades: Specifications and Uses
5/15/1994 (reprinted)

| FOR-56
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 143 kb


Managing White Tailed Deer
1/15/1994 (reprinted)

| FOR-57
3,000 printed copies | - | - | 9 downloads | HTML: 25 kb


Drying Wood
5/1/1993 (reprinted)

| FOR-55
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 213 kb


Kentucky Coffeetree
2/16/1993 (reprinted)

| FOR-8
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 9 downloads | HTML: 12 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Vegetation Control
10/1/1992 (new)

| FOR-23
3,000 printed copies | 7 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 248 kb


Managing Beaver Problems in Kentucky
10/1/1991 (new)

| FOR-50
3,000 printed copies | - | - | 7 downloads | HTML: 16 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Use of 'Cull' Trees
9/27/1991 (new)

| FOR-30
3,000 printed copies | - | - | - | HTML: 5 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Harvesting
9/27/1991 (new)

| FOR-28
3,000 printed copies | - | - | - | HTML: 7 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Irrigation
9/27/1991 (new)

| FOR-25
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 4 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Fertilization
9/27/1991 (reprinted)

| FOR-24
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 5 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Ground Covers
8/1/1991 (minor revision)

| FOR-19
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 5 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Pruning and Shearing
5/9/1991 (reprinted)

| FOR-26
3,000 printed copies | - | - | - | HTML: 11 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook References
4/15/1991 (new)

| FOR-34
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 14 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Production Calendar
12/15/1990 (reprinted)

| FOR-33
1,300 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | HTML: 6 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Developing a Demonstration Plot
12/1/1990 (reprinted)

| FOR-32
1,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 10 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Site Preparation
11/19/1990 (new)

| FOR-18
3,000 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | HTML: 6 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Planning and Site Selection
11/19/1990 (new)

| FOR-16
3,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 11 kb


Kentucky's Endangered and Threatened Species
11/1/1990 (new)

| ID-103
5,000 printed copies | - | - | 4 downloads | HTML: 16 kb


Compass and Pacing
9/1/1990 (new)

| FOR-47
10,000 printed copies | - | - | 6 downloads | HTML: 8 kb


Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Budgeting and Economics
12/10/1988 (reprinted)

| FOR-36
5,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 60 kb


Yellow-Poplar
9/20/1985 (new)

| FOR-2
3,000 printed copies | - | - | 8 downloads | HTML: 12 kb


Debris Burning and Forest Fires
2/1/1984 (new)

| FOR-14
10,000 printed copies | - | - | 4 downloads | HTML: 4 kb