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Southern pine beetle survival in trees felled by the cut and top-cut and leave method

J. D. Hodges

Southern pine beetle survival in trees felled by the cut and top-cut and leave method

by J. D. Hodges

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Published by Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station in New Orleans, La .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Southern pine beetle.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ. D. Hodges and R. C. Thatcher.
    SeriesUSDA Forest Service research note SO ; 219, Research note SO -- 219.
    ContributionsThatcher, Robert C., United States. Forest Service., Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination5 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15219446M

    The Southern Pine Beetle: Biology and Tree Protection. USDA Forest Service, are effective silvicultural methods to reduce stand susceptibility to southern pine e removal (cut-and-remove) and a method called "cut-and-leave" are effective for suppressing expanding infestations during outbreaks. Western Pine Beetle Dendroctonus brevicomis Key Wildlife Value: The western pine beetle creates ponderosa pine snags. Mortality typically occurs in large, scattered, individual trees, but D. brevicomis also commonly kills groups of trees and smaller trees down to pole-size. Woodpeckers forage on western pine beetle larvae throughout the year following initial attack, as well as on other wood.

      Foresters there have brought the pine beetle under control by, among other strategies, thinning even healthy woods, leaving the remaining trees stronger and more ready to withstand a beetle . Incorrect information about engraver beetles tends to abound in drought situations. Landowners may be told they need to cut all their pine trees before the pine beetles kill the trees. Only in rare cases would this be true. Property owners are urged to exercise caution before cutting pine trees because of pine engraver beetle attacks.

    In Europe, where the beetle is native, the practice of debarking of cut timber as soon as trees are felled seems to help. The pine shoot beetle does have at least one predator, Thanasimus.   Southern pine beetles harbor a fungus called “blue stain” that separates from its host once inside the tree and then replicates, eventually blocking the flow of water from the roots to the.


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Southern pine beetle survival in trees felled by the cut and top-cut and leave method by J. D. Hodges Download PDF EPUB FB2

When the cut& top-cuti?c leave method was used for control of the southern pine beetle in Central Louisiana, trees were felled into the open or into shade in September, June, July, December, and January. Survival was greatestin September, moderate in July, and relatively low in June, December, and January.

The cut and top treatment resulted in lower beetle survival in both the cold and hot Cited by: 5. When the cut & top-cut & leave method was used for control of the southern pine beetle in Central Louisiana, trees were felled into the open or into shade in September, June, July, December, and January.

Survival was greatest in September, moderate in July, and relatively low in June Cited by: 5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hodges, J. Southern pine beetle survival in trees felled by the cut and top-cut and leave method. New Orleans, La.: Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, At present, forest managers or landowners faced with southern pine beetle infestations can choose from four direct control options: (1) removal and utilization or sale of infested trees (salvage), (2) cut-and-leave or cut-and-top, (3) fell and spray with insecticides, and (4) fell, pile, and burn infested trees.

Southern pine beetle survival in trees felled by the cut and top-cut and leave method / By J D Hodges, Robert C. Thatcher, La.) Southern Forest Experiment. A beetle that has killed millions of acres of pines in southern forests is munching its way north, and new research suggests its tree-killing prowess could be magnified in cooler climes.

The Southern pine beetle, pictured left, is 4 millimeters or less when full grown, but Alabama forestry officials are worried this tiny beetle could have a huge impact on Alabama's pine forests.

Southern Pine Beetle: When you have an outbreak. If you’ve confirmed you have an active southern pine beetle outbreak, you have a few different options for fighting back. Cut & remove.

This is your most effective option. Identify the most recently infested trees, where the pitch tubes are fresh and the crown is still green or just beginning to fade. Pine beetles won't hurt humans or animals, but they will destroy all of the trees in their path.

If you notice any popcorn-like bubbles of resin on your trees or dust at the base of the tree, you probably have an infestation of pine beetles. You must act quickly in order to save your trees. The southern pine beetle (SPB) is the most destructive pine bark beetle in the South.

In alone, it killed enough timber to bu homes. The trees are killed singly, in small groups, or in large numbers over hundreds of acres. Outbreaks commonly originate in poorly managed or overstocked stands.

Commercial harvest or cut and leave. In either case, cut a buffer strip of green, uninfested trees at least equal to the height of the dominant trees in the stand.

Fell trees toward the center of the spot. If using cut and leave, fell trees but do not cut them up into sections. Cut and leave is 80% effective in summer, but only about 60%. In some parts of the country, the southern pine beetle’s toll is easy to see: whole ridgelines turn bright reddish brown as pine trees die.

But the culprit is harder to spot. Ips engraver beetles and turpentine beetles are also common in the South, and they’re also very small and difficult to identify in the field. SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE Dendroctonus frontalis What is Southern Pine Beetle (SPB). Southern pine beetle, or SPB, is a bark beetle that infests pine trees.

The beetle is small, only mm in length, about the size of a grain of rice, and is red-brown to black File Size: KB. Southern Pine Beetle Page 3 of 3. Southern pine beetles carry blue stain fungi on their bodies, which colonize the sapwood and disrupts the flow of water to the tree crown.

Once the bluetain -s fungi are established, trees cannot be saved, even if the beetle larvae are killed or die. As attacking beetles bore. Introduction (Back to Top) The southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann, is the most destructive insect pest of pine in the southern United States.

A recent historical review estimated that SPB caused $ million of damage to pine forests from through (Price et a1. Southern pine beetle has been a pest in the southern United States largely since and has been a focus of research since.

Past experience has shown silvicultural practices such as thinning un-infested stands and removing infested trees in the early winter to reduce overwintering brood may be successful in lowering SPB populations.

Figure 4 A (above) and B (left). Southern pine beetle pitch tubes. Figure 5. Southern pine beetle egg galleries and larvae.

Figure 6. Southern pine beetle brood adult exit holes. tree from gallery construction and the blockage of the water conducting tissue by the blue stain fungi lead to rapid tree death. Trees attacked by southern pine beetles. The southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis, is a minute (3 mm), invasive insect that is native to southeastern states and is the most destructive insect pest of their range extends from New Jersey to Florida to Texas to Illinois.

The SPB must kill its host pines to reproduce, and attacks trees en masse. In the southern part of its range, several generations may occur in one year. Successfully attacked trees turn yellow, then red, then brown, and generally occur in tight pockets or "spots".

Natural enemies, including insects and birds, can help suppress southern pine beetle populations. The Southern Pine Beetle (SPB; Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann) is native to the southern and southeastern United States, and Central America from Mexico to Nicaragua.

In recent years, SPB has expanded outside of its native range to include portions of the north-eastern United States, including New York and New Jersey (see comment below near. The mountain pine beetle or its larvae is typically less than 1/5 inch (5mm) long Applying the assumptions of the McCullough study would require that trees infested with the mountain pine beetle be ground into chips smaller than about 1/10 inch (mm), in order to kill the beetles and larvae effectively.Proper forest management and timely thinnings or harvests are the best management options to protect pine stands against the southern pine beetle.

If an infestation does occur in your pine stand, options for management include cut & remove, cut & leave, cut & hand .Alabama foresters feared that would be a bad year for the Southern pine beetle, and dire predictions of large stands of pine trees killed by the tiny pest appear to be coming true.