Today’s Forest: Forest Health Back »

The following videos are part of a workshop through the Today's Forest educational program series offered through a partnership of the South Dakota Division of Resource Conservation & Forestry, Nebraska Forest Service, Wyoming State Forestry and South Dakota State University.

Click play to view the videos, or access the iGrow Trees & Forests Playlist on YouTube for a complete collection of Today's Forest videos.


Mountain Pine Beetle Behavior & Background

Featuring Dr. John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry Expert & Kurt Allen USDA Forest Service Entomologist

Mountain Pine Beetles can cause serious damage to tree stands and woodland properties if left unaddressed. Learn how to identify the symptoms and treat a Mountain Pine Beetle infestation in this Today's Forest video workshop.

 

Mountain Pine Beetle ID

Featuring John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist & Kurt Allen, USDA Forest Service Entomologist

Even though Mountain Pine Beetles can work together to leave a path of devastation, multiplying beneath tree bark while killing their host tree. Learn to identify an infestation along with strategies for disposing infested trees in this video.
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Beetles & Borers

Featuring Kurt Allen, USDA Forest Service Entomologist

Bark beetles and wood borers are growing pests that are taking a bite out of the state’s forests. Learn to identify these two common culprits in this video.
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Weed Control & Tree Health

Featuring John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist

Pesticides, like picloram and tordon, can be effective for weed control, but improper application can result in tree abnormalities or even death. Learn how to safely defend your forest property in this video workshop.

 

Managing Weeds

Featuring John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist

Controlling noxious weeds without jeopardizing tree health is a challenge many landowners face while managing forest land.  Learn to identify noxious weeds while implementing safe weed control solutions in this video workshop.
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