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Leaving big influence on southern forests

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Leaving big influence on southern forests
The lack of markets for southern pine forest products facing foresters today, frequently called a “wall of wood,” is a problem that has been encountered before. More than 50 years ago, foresters were aggressively reforesting the South following the harvest of the virgin forests during the early 20th century. Millions of acres of cutover land were then becoming productive due to application of natural and artificial reforestation practices. These restored forests were young and needed forest ma...
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Second quarter Stumpage Speak released

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Second quarter Stumpage Speak released
Find out the price report for stumpage in Louisiana during the second quarter of 2018 by Dr. Shaun Tanger.
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New cypress tree added to state champion list

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New cypress tree added to state champion list
Another cypress tree has joined the ranks of champion trees in Louisiana. Other changes to this year’s Champion Tree list are the addition of a co-champ — a Blackgum in Caddo Parish — and two state champion trees reported as deceased.
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Parish by parish look and forestry's economic contribution
Forestry is the No. 1 agricultural product in Louisiana, worth an estimated $11 billion to the state's economy. How much is the forest products industry in your parish? Dr. Shaun Tanger, forest economist for the LSU AgCenter, knows and now he's created a snapshot of the value of forestry to each parish.
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Southern University leads in urban forestry in U.S.

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Southern University leads in urban forestry in U.S.
Urban and forests might not seem to go together, but just like good forestry practices make sure rural forests are healthy, urban forestry does the same for trees and landscapes planted in cities large and small. Students in Louisiana who want to stay close to home have only one place to go if they want to major in urban forestry: Southern University and A&M College.
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Second quarter Timber Tales released

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Second quarter Timber Tales released
SU AgCenter forester Ricky Kilpatrick this week released his latest edition of Timber Tales, a quarterly newsletter about forestry and wildlife in North Louisiana.
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