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Pine Wilt: A Fatal Disease of Exotic Pines in the Midwest

by Mark Gleason


This bulletin explains how pine wilt is caused, how it spreads in the landscape, and measures that can be taken to manage the disease. 8-page, color.

Ttile is available for download only, it is not available in print.

Published Date: Feb 2000

Indicator Plants of Forest and Woodland Health in Kansas

by Ryan Armbrust et al.


Introduction to identifying herbaceous plants in forests and woodlands of Kansas. Publication helps answer questions about ecological health, and the degree of damage or stability, in woods. 72 pages, color.

Revision Date: Dec 2023

Growing for the Next Generation: 2023 Annual Report, Kansas Forest Service

by Jason Hartman


Report of activity for the Kansas Forest Service. Topics include stream management, community forestry, fire management, sustainability, and stewardship. 16 pages, color.

Revision Date: Dec 2023

Conifer Trees for Kansas: A Guide to Landscape Evergreens

by Tim McDonnell Jason J. Griffin


Describes landscape evergreens suitable for specific regions in Kansas. Includes botanical and common names, photos, growth rates and dimensions, significant pests, with comments from the authors based on personal observations. 24 pages, color.

Published Date: Mar 2018

Lion Tailing and its Impact on Tree Health

by Tim McDonnell


Lion tailing is an improper tree pruning practice, the excessive thinning or removal of the interior branches, leaving most of the foliage and canopy on the branch ends. Excessive pruning causes stress for trees. 2-pages, color.

Published Date: Mar 2021

Top Ten Tree-Planting Mistakes

by Eric Berg Tim McDonnell


Learn about some of the most common mistakes made when planting trees. 2-page, 2-color.

Published Date: Aug 2015

Drought-Tolerant Trees for South-Central Kansas

by Jason J. Griffin


Selection and establishment of drought-tolerant trees in south-central Kansas. Features the best trees for spring-summer flowers and fall color as recommended by specialists at the John C. Pair Horticultural Center, near Wichita. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Sep 2015

Thousand Cankers Disease and Black Walnuts: a Deadly Combination!


This publication describes thousand cankers disease and gives tips to control this costly disease’s spread. 2-page, color.

Published Date: Jul 2014

Emerald Ash Borer

by Robert J. Bauernfeind


This wood-boring beetle poses a serious threat to native ash trees in Kansas. Potential losses to valuable landscape plants and municipal trees have prompted state agencies to join a national effort to stop the spread of this destructive pest. This publication provides information on pest status, identification, damage, and treatment. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Sep 2014

Economical Control of Bush Honeysuckle

by Ryan Armbrust


Learn methods of controlling this invasive woody shrub. 2-page, color.

Published Date: Apr 2015

Iron Chlorosis in Trees

by Dennis W. Carlson


Symptoms, causes and treatment for iron chlorosis: If a tree's leaves turn yellow, this may mean a tree is not able to absorb enough iron from soil, due to high soil pH. Spraying iron solutions on tree leaves can help temporarily, and reducing soil pH helps in the longer term. 4-page.

Revision Date: Sep 2003

Managing Your Woodland for Firewood

by Connie Robinson-Clemons


Discusses how to increase yield and quality of firewood with proper management. 2 p.

Revision Date: May 2008

Fire Suppression in Cedar Woodlands

by Eric Ward


This publication address safety techniques, fire behaviors, and control tactics used in fighting fires in cedar woodlands. 4-page, 2-color.

Published Date: Nov 2013

European Pine Sawfly: Home and Horticultural Pests

by Robert J. Bauernfeind


Identification and control of European pine sawfly. Larvae feed on mugo and other pine species and may strip entire branches of needles in early spring. 4-page, color.

Revision Date: Feb 2016

Shade and Ornamental Trees for Kansas

by Greg Davis Jason J. Griffin


This publication is intended to serve as a guide to selecting plants for the landscape. It highlights species best adapted to the extremes of the Kansas climate. 20 p.

Published Date: Sep 2005

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