Spruce Beetle in Alaska's Forests


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Management planningConsiderations to help landowners set goals for spruce beetle management on their property.

MonitoringWhy it is important to regularly inspect trees for signs of spruce beetle.

PesticidesTopics include which pesticides are effective against spruce beetle and important considerations for their use.

Maintain tree/stand healthWays to reduce stress on your spruce trees.

Forest ManagementManagement options for those with large areas of forested property.

Pheromones, tarping, other methodsInformation about pheromones, solarization, etc.

Processing wood from beetle-killed treesOptions for removing and handling wood from beetle-killed trees.

Replacing beetle-killed treesConsiderations when choosing and planting a tree to replace a beetle-killed spruce.