5 02, 2018

Green-Wood Cemetery Employs Drone to Assist with Oak Wilt Diagnosis

By |2018-02-05T11:34:59-05:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYC, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A drone’s aerial perspective on a red oak (Quercus rubra), infected with oak wilt, in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. NYSDEC recently launched its use of drones for things like monitoring coastal erosion on Lake Ontario, exploration of bat caves in Mineville, restoration of beach dunes on [...]

28 11, 2017

Urban Forest Ecology: Earthworms Implicated in Sugar Maple Decline

By |2017-11-28T15:54:45-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Diseases and Insects, Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dr. Tara Bal examining earthworm activity in leaf litter. Whoa. Worms can cause a lot of problems, as we've been exploring on the blog with regard to the organic matter over-consumer, Asian jumping worm. A Michigan Tech study entitled "Evidence of damage from exotic invasive earthworm [...]

20 11, 2017

Crazy Worms Addendum

By |2017-11-20T16:35:23-05:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Diseases and Insects|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cornell Cooperative Extension just came out with a helpful bulletin about Asian jumping works, aka crazy worms. It includes images showing how to tell apart invasive European worms and the more damaging crazy worms, and advice on how to prevent their spread. Limited research on potential predators to hope control [...]

30 09, 2017

NYC Parks Director of Forestry-Brooklyn Andrew Ullman on Containing Oak Wilt

By |2017-10-03T17:34:03-04:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects, NYC|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

NYC Parks Director of Forestry for Brooklyn Andrew Ullman shares news of oak wilt containment efforts in that borough. The image at left shows how oak wilt appears on the leaves of white oak (A) and on red oak (B). The leaves fall prematurely, with some green [...]

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