PCF Forestry Journal

As stewards of the land surrounding us in beautiful middle Tennessee, it is our desire to share our knowledge with our neighbors

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Why are my Hemlock trees turning brown?

Herbicide Application

Possibly because of a tiny Dracula… The Eastern Hemlock and the Carolina Hemlock, which inhabit many of our Tennessee forests and landscapes, are being attacked by a small, aphid-like pest known as the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). This pest, a native of Asia, is wreaking havoc among Hemlock populations throughout the eastern United States from […]

EAB, or Emerald Ash Borer is a green beetle of Asian origin, approximately one centimeter in width, which has been causing devastation to the Ash Tree since it’s first introduction to North American soil.  Discovered in Detroit in 2002, it is thought that Emerald Ash Borer was transported by boat from Europe in solid wood […]

“Tennessee lost thousands of acres to wildfire in 2016, but I know I’ve seen people intentionally setting fire to forests near here and watching them burn.  Why are they doing this?  Is it safe?” What you’ve likely seen is called a “prescribed fire” – which is a common practice on forests throughout the southeast.  Fire-dependent […]