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Protect Your Home from Wildfire: Ember Awareness Checklist - Utah Forest Fact Sheet 036

Protect Your Home from Wildfire: Ember Awareness Checklist - Utah Forest Fact Sheet 036

08/15/2018

Use this fact sheet to learn how to protect your home from wildfire. Ignition prevention, managing fuel, ember awareness checklist

Species Ratings for Landscape Tree Appraisal in Utah

06/01/2018

This fact sheet establishes species ratings to be used by tree appraisal experts with the trunk formula method for appraising the monetary value of trees in Utah.

A New Utah Forest Insect Pest: Balsam Woolly Adelgid

A New Utah Forest Insect Pest: Balsam Woolly Adelgid

05/01/2018

This fact sheet introduces an invasive forest pest, the balsam woolly adelgid, and discusses its impacts on Utah forests, life cycle traits, identifying characteristics, control methods, and steps that Utah partners are taking to combat this pest.

Aspen: How to Grow a Good Tree in a Bad Situation

Aspen: How to Grow a Good Tree in a Bad Situation

03/01/2018

This factsheet discusses the paradox of aspen – a beautiful tree in our mountains that is a problematic landscape tree – and provides an overview on how to grow aspen in urban settings, with cultural requirements for growing healthy trees.

Trees and Climate Change`

Trees and Climate Change`

05/01/2017

This factsheet describes the relationship between forests and climate change. We explain ways that trees can mitigate risks associated with climate change. We discuss specific ways that trees can be used to reduce or counter carbon emissions directly and

Biochar for Forest Restoration in Western States

Biochar for Forest Restoration in Western States

05/01/2017

This factsheet introduces biochar, bio-oil, synthesis gas, pyrolysis, and torrified wood products to the reader. We describe biochar production methods and applications for forest restoration projects in the Intermountain West.

The Regeneration of Aspen Stands in Southern Utah

The Regeneration of Aspen Stands in Southern Utah

12/01/2016

This factsheet describes research conducted at Utah State University that identified factors to improve the success of regenerating aspen in southern Utah. The presence of pre-harvest advance reproduction, site preparation by broadcast burning, and decrea...

Tree/Sidewalk Conflicts: One Way to Save Trees - 030

Tree/Sidewalk Conflicts: One Way to Save Trees - 030

01/01/2016

This factsheet describes a project undertaken by USU Forestry Extension and the City of Logan, Utah, to replace damaged sidewalks with flexible sidewalk panels made from 100% recycled plastic. These tiles allowed trees and most tree roots to remain inta

Selecting Trees for High Elevations

Selecting Trees for High Elevations

08/01/2015

This fact sheet describes the importance of careful species selection when planning and planting cultivated landscapes in unique, high elevation conditions in Utah. We recommend native and non-native tree species that can stand the stresses of living abov...

Gardening in Sandy Soils

Gardening in Sandy Soils

06/01/2015

This fact sheet covers the basics of clay, silt and sand soils with an emphasis on gardening in soils with a high sand content. It includes information on the composition of sandy soils, gardening tips for managing sandy soils, and the types of plants tha...

Gardening in Clay Soils

Gardening in Clay Soils

06/01/2015

This fact sheet covers the basics of clay, silt and sand soils with an emphasis on gardening in soils with a high clay content. It includes information on the composition of clay soils, gardening tips for managing clay soils, and the types of plants that

How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Yard

How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Yard

12/01/2013

Birds and other wildlife lose habitat as cities and human activities expand. You can reduce some of these negative impacts and increase the value of your yard and garden to wildlife by providing their four basic requirements: food, water, cover, and a saf...

Prescribed Fire on Public Lands

Prescribed Fire on Public Lands

12/01/2013

This fact sheet helps readers understand prescribed fire planning and implementation on public lands

Utah Forest Types: An Introduction to Utah Forests

Utah Forest Types: An Introduction to Utah Forests

05/01/2012

This fact sheet describes Utah’s forest types – forests categorized by their mix of species and their ecological place in the landscape.

Getting Chemicals Into Trees Without Spraying

Getting Chemicals Into Trees Without Spraying

12/01/2011

This fact sheet provides an overview of injection, implantation, and other ways to get chemicals, mainly pesticides, into trees. Many techniques and systems exist and some are very good, some are good in some situations, and some are ineffective or bad fo...

Sunscald Injury or Southwest Winter Injury on Deciduous Trees

Sunscald Injury or Southwest Winter Injury on Deciduous Trees

12/01/2011

This fact sheet discusses sunscald, a significant problem that causes wounding on the trunk of many thin barked trees in cold winter climates. It includes a discussion of why it happens and describes how you can reduce or prevent its occurrence.

Native American Uses of Utah Forest Trees

Native American Uses of Utah Forest Trees

05/01/2011

This fact sheet describes many of the uses of Utah forest trees by Native Americans of the western United States and Canada.

Firewise Plants for Utah Landscapes

Firewise Plants for Utah Landscapes

05/01/2010

This fact sheet describes characteristics of firewise plants and firewise landscapes, and lists examples of firewise plants that can be used in Utah landscapes.

Forest Management Planning

05/01/2010

This fact sheet discusses what forest management planning is, why planning is beneficial for forest landowners, and how to go about preparing a forest management plan.

Windbreak Benefits and Design

Windbreak Benefits and Design

05/01/2010

This fact sheet describes 12 steps to follow to help ensure a successful timber sale. Important points to consider when preparing a timber harvest are included, but this publication is intended only as an introduction to the subject. Other fact sheets in

Planting Landscape Trees

Planting Landscape Trees

05/01/2010

This fact sheet covers the basics of landscape tree planting including tree types, details of planting procedures, and post-planting care. Problems associated with buried root collars are discussed.

Forest Grazing: Managing your Land for Trees, Forage, and Livestock

Forest Grazing: Managing your Land for Trees, Forage, and Livestock

05/01/2007

This fact sheet gives an overview of the relationships between trees and forage and provides suggestions on managing your land for forest grazing

Preparing a Timber Sale Contract

11/01/2005

A sample timber sale contract is presented in this fact sheet. This fact sheet does not take the place of legal advice; a professional forester and an attorney should be consulted before a timber sale contract is negotiated and signed.

Common Weeds of Utah Forests

Common Weeds of Utah Forests

09/01/2005

This fact sheet gives an overview of the most prevalent weeds found in Utah forests which pose a direct threat to Utah forest landowners.

16 Less Common Trees for Utah Landscapes: Diversifying Utah's Community Forests

16 Less Common Trees for Utah Landscapes: Diversifying Utah's Community Forests

11/01/2004

This fact sheet provides descriptions of 16 tree species that are less commonly planted in Utah towns and cities.

Managing Forests for Water Quality: Forest Roads

Managing Forests for Water Quality: Forest Roads

11/01/2004

This fact sheet discusses forest roads as they relate to water quality. Road planning, construction, use, maintenance and removal are covered.

Managing Forests for Water Quality: Stream Crossings

Managing Forests for Water Quality: Stream Crossings

11/01/2004

This fact sheet outlines when a stream crossing is needed and describes three types of crossings: culverts, fords and bridges. Basic information on constructing each type is given, and sources for materials and further information are listed.

Managing Forests for Water Quality: Streamside Management Zones

Managing Forests for Water Quality: Streamside Management Zones

06/01/2004

This fact sheet describes what the streamside management zone (SMZ) is, how to identify it, and provides recommendations for conducting forest practices within SMZs.

Forestry Terms

09/01/1999

This fact sheet contains a selection of terms helpful for understanding forests and forest management. Terms are arranged in the categories of general forestry, measurement of forest resources, silviculture, timber harvest, and taxation.

Tips for Planning a Successful Timber Sale

09/01/1998

This fact sheet describes 12 steps to follow to help ensure a successful timber sale.

Pruning Landscape Trees: An Overview

Pruning Landscape Trees: An Overview

06/01/1998

This fact sheet describes why, when, and how to prune branches from landscape trees. It describes where to make pruning cuts to avoid stubs and flush-cuts, and describes why wound dressings

Preventing Deer Damage to Your Trees and Shrubs

Preventing Deer Damage to Your Trees and Shrubs

Deer/human conflicts have increased recently due to several factors. This can be reduced by selecting unpalatable plants, using burlap or trunk protectors, and using deer repellent. In extreme cases, deer can be completely excluded with a fence.