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The following resource sheets are information on various aspects of the life of a forest that a landowner may need to understand the management of their lands. They generally describe various stages of the growth of a forest stand from: the selection of a tree species, site preparation, planting, growing the trees over time, thinning, pest management problems that might occur, wildlife considerations, and harvesting. This information does not replace the need for advice from a professional. If you need professional assistance please contact the Alabama Forestry Commission office located in your county.

Pine Image DISEASES
  Annosus Root Rot   Hardwood Decay
  Brown Spot Needle Blight   Littleleaf Disease
Fusiform Rust Prescribed Burning for Disease Control
       
RCWoodpecker ENDANGERED SPECIES   (Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Fish, Invertebrates, Plants)
Birds Fish
  Bald Eagle   Fish
  Piping Plover Invertebrates
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Invertebrates
  Wood Stork Plants
Mammals   Alabama Canebrake Pitcher Plant
  Alabama Beach Mouse   Alabama Leather Flower
  Gray Bat   Alabama Streak Sorus Fern
  Indiana Bat   American Chaffseed
Reptiles   American Hart's Tongue Fern
  Alabama Red-bellied Turtle   Eggert's Sunflower
  Eastern Indigo Snake   Green Pitcher Plant
  Flattened Musk Turtle   Harperella
  Flatwoods Salamander   Kral's Water Plantain
Gopher Tortoise Leafy-Prairie Clover
  Red Hills Salamander   Little Amphianthus
  Sea Turtles   Louisiana Quillwort
Cogongrass HERBICIDES
Lyrate Bladder-pod
Mohr's Barbara's Buttons
Morefield's Leather Flower
Price's Potato-bean
  Herbaceous Weed Control    Relict Trillium
Individual Tree Injection   Tennessee Yellow-eyed Grass
  Pine Release Using Herbicides    
  Site Preparation Using Herbicides    
  Use of Forest Chemicals    
   
 
CogongrassImage INVASIVE SPECIES
 
Insect INSECTS
 
  Aphids    
  Bagworm   Autumn Olive
  Black Turpentine Beetle   Bamboos
  Eastern Tent Caterpillar   Cogongrass
  Elm Leaf Beetle   Cogongrass Hitchhikers
  Fall Webworm   Japanese Climbing Fern
  Forest Tent Caterpillar   Japanese Privet
  Ips Bark Beetles   Kudzu
  Nantucket Pine Tip Moth   Princess-tree
  Pine Sawflies   Privet
  Pine Weevils   Sacred Bamboo
  Scalping for the Control of White-fringed beetle   Silktree Mimosa
  SPB Biology and Prevention   Tallowtree
SPB Control Methods Tropical Soda Apple
      Wisteria
     
Pond Image RECREATION & AESTHETICS  
ForestImage TIMBER
  Forest Trails Harvest
  Landscaping for Songbirds   Harvesting for Natural Pine Regeneration
  Pond Management   Harvesting Options
  Protecting Sensitive Areas   Selling Timber
  Songbird Boxes   Selling Your Timber - Basics to Consider   (B&W)
  Wildflower Establishment and Maintenance   Shade Tolerance
      Thinning Pine Stands
  Regeneration
Forester Photo  RESOURCES 
Direct Seeding of Oak 
Direct Seeding of Pine 
Hardwood Regeneration
How to Purchase Seedlings 
  Consultant Foresters Planting Hardwood Seedlings
  Cost-share Programs in Alabama   Planting Pine Seedlings
  Landowner Associations   The Need for Regeneration 
  Natural Resource Contacts Site Preparation
  Service Provider Database   Bedding
  Seedling Vendors   Bushhogging Light Disking or Mowing
    Combination 3-in-1 Plow Specifications
Money TAX TIPS & INVESTMENT
 
Mechanical Site Preparation
Prescribed Burning for Site Preparation
Roller Drum Chopping
Scalping
  Forest Management Investments   Shearing and Raking Into Windrows
  Management Journal   Site Preparation & Erosion Considerations
  Tax Tips 2013   Site Preparation for Natural Regeneration
Storm Recovery STORM RECOVERY 
  Site Preparation Methods
  Subsoiling
Timber Stand Improvement
  Hardwood Crop Tree Release
Assessing Timber Damage   Permanent Firebreaks
  Casualty Loss Deductions For Timber   Precommercial Thinning
Casualty Loss Tax Deduction-2011 Prescribed Burning
  Establishing Priorities for Salvaging   Prescribed Burning Longleaf Pine
  Evaluating Storm-damaged Landscape Trees   Pruning Pines
  Forest Health Concerns Resulting from Storm-damaged Timber   Timber Stand Improvement Practice Options
SPB Prevention Thinning Specifications
  Salt Spray Damage from Hurricane Winds    
  Utilization of Storm-damaged Timber    
       
TurkeyImage WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
DeerImage Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI)
  Calculating Wildlife Opening Sizes   Fuel Break 
Conducting A Summer Bobwhite Call Count Permanent Firelines around Primary Residence
  Dove Field Management   Create Defensible Space around Primary Residence
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit  
  Hunting Leases and Permits    
  Landscape Management for Waterfowl    
  Managing Beaver Ponds for Waterfowl   DeerImage LIFE HISTORY
 
Managing Cropland for Upland Wildlife
Managing for Eastern Wild Turkey 
  Managing for White-tailed Deer    White-tailed Deer   
  Permanent Wildlife Plantings     Wild Turkey   
  Quailbook    Bobcat  
Roadside Management for Wildlife   Coyote 
Strip Disking Grasslands and Old Fields  Gray Fox  
  Tree Squirrel Life History and Management     Northern Bobwhite Quail   
  Wood Duck Box Construction     Raccoon