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Emerging Forest Threats - State Fact Sheets

The forestlands of the Southeast United States are some of them most productive in the world.  However, there are several major threats that reduce productivity and economic return each year.  Threats from extreme weather, invasive species, wildfire, and diseases have increased in severity due to climate change.  Fortunately, there are adaptation practices that landowners can use to reduce or eliminate these threats, while increasing stand value.

Click on the maps below to learn about each State’s emerging forest threats, and management practices you can implement to reduce your risk.  Contact your state or county forester or local Extension agent to learn more.