Use of Chemicals for Prevention and Control of Southern Pine Beetle Infestations
The southern pine beetle (SPB) is a major threat to pine forests in the Southeastern United States, Mexico, and Central America. In concert with one or more species of southern pine engraver beetles, SPB also may attack and kill pines in residential, recreational, or urban settings. Different control strategies and tactics have been used over the years to try to eliminate beetle problems or reduce resource losses during periodic outbreaks. Insecticides, once the principal means for treating southern pine beetle infestations in forest situations, are now used almost exclusively to protect individual high-value pines in urban settings...
To view the entire document from the the U.S. Forest Service, click here.
To read about TREE-äge, a chemical treatment for the southern pine beetle, clickhere.
Harris County Flood Control District Update
We received an email from Robert Lazarro, a Harris County Flood Control District Communications Officer regarding what the district is doing in our area. It begins:
"Per your update request forwarded to me by Mr. DiCioccio, I wanted to point you to a few resources on our website that may assist you in staying up-to-date on the latest and greatest work in your area.
First and foremost, our approach and anticipated benefits for the Cypress Creek Watershed (based on the 330 individual input received at last year’s bond program meetings) are as follows:" ...
To view the entire update sent by Mr. Lazaro, click here.