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Forest Health Highlights - 2001

Texas


The Texas Forest Service provides forest health protection assistance to state and private land managers within the State.  The State and the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection unit fund this program cooperatively.

East Texas Forest Types


Texas Forest Facts

The Texas Forest Service and USDA Forest Service

The relative health of the forests in Texas is good.  However, a variety of insects, diseases, and human impacts cause localized and sporadic concerns.  The only exception to this is oak wilt, which has become a persistent problem in Central Texas.  To deal with this changing mix of challenges, the Texas Forest Service and the Forest Health Protection unit of the USDA Forest Service cooperate to prevent, detect, evaluate, suppress, and manage this multitude of threats.  The partnership between the two agencies has worked successfully for over three decades to maintain and improve the health of Texas’ forests.

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to the Texas Forest Service Cooperative Forest Health Program, cooperative pest suppression projects, and National Forests in Texas pest suppression projects, 1999-2002.

1999

2000

2001

2002

Cooperative Forest Health Program

97,525

97,525

87,520

119,518

Forest Health Monitoring

0

0

71,000

150,000

Cooperative Suppression - southern pine beetle

0

0

100,000

0

Cooperative Suppression - oak wilt

558,000

600,000

350,000

450,000

National Forests in Texas - southern pine beetle

75,000

20,000

16,000

10,000


For additional information, contact:

Texas Forest Service
Forest Pest Management
P.O. Box 310
Lufkin, TX 75902-0310

Phone: (936) 639-8170
Fax: (936) 639-8175
E-mail: rbillings@tfs.tamu.edu
Internet: http://txforestservice.tamu.edu

or                                

USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360

Phone: (318) 473-7286
Fax: (318) 473-7117
E-mail: sstanley@fs.fed.us
Internet: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth


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