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Invasive Boxelder Tree

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 3/29/21 10:10 AM


The Boxelder is an adaptable, easy-to-grow maple tree native to North America. Boxelder trees have brittle, weak wood and typically grow near water or river banks.

Known by a dozen or more aliases, including river maple, sugar ash, maple ash, California maple, ash-leaf maple, and Manitoba maple, boxelders spread quickly, grow fast, and are highly prone to breakage.

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Topics: Forestry, Invasive Species, Boxelder

Invasive Tree Species of the Southeast

Posted by Miranda Moss on 1/15/21 1:02 PM


If you live or work in the Southeast, you have admired breathtaking trees that have made their home as part of the southern landscape. Beautiful, old trees that have been around for generations could tell some interesting stories to the intrusive trees that have moved in and taken over. We explore some of the main invasive trees impacting the Southeast and how to tackle them.

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Topics: Forestry, Chinese Tallow, Invasive Species, Kudzu, Privet, Poplar

Indiana Farm Vegetation Management with Excavator

Posted by Miranda Moss on 12/16/20 11:18 AM

Diamond Mowers’ customer, Greg Gilbert, shared his experience with Diamond’s Excavator Forestry Disc Mulcher for vegetation management.

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Topics: Testimonials, Forestry, Excavators, Disc Mulcher

The Invasive Brazilian Peppertree

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 12/3/20 2:24 PM


The Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) grows natively in Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, and Americans first brought it to Florida in the 1840s. Today, this invasive species occurs in some of the United States' warmest regions, including Florida, California, Hawaii, Texas, and Georgia.

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Topics: Brazilian Pepper Tree, Forestry, Invasive Species

Cleaning Up 50 Years of Growth with Ease

Posted by Miranda Moss on 11/20/20 10:26 AM

Diamond Mowers’ customer, Michael Sarazin, shared his experience with Diamond’s Skid-Steer Forestry Disc Mulcher for vegetation management.

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Topics: Testimonials, Forestry, Skid-Steer Attachments, Skid-Steer Forestry Mulcher

Invasive Sumac & How to Get Rid of It

Posted by Chelsea Renteria on 10/9/20 9:12 AM


Sumac refers to approximately 35 species in the genus Rhus, a member of the Anacardiaceae flowering plant family. Sumac grows in various parts of the world, including temperate climates in Eastern North America.

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Topics: Forestry, Invasive Species, Sumac

How to Get Rid of Tree Borers and Prevent Infestation

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 8/12/20 4:04 PM


Also known as tree borers, wood borers feed on and make habitats from trees and other woody plants. They belong to a variety of insect groups, including beetles, wasps, and moths, and are often the larva of these species.

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Topics: Forestry, Invasive Species, Beetles

Controlling Invasive Eastern Red-Cedar Trees

Posted by Miranda Moss on 7/20/20 6:54 AM


In Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, the eastern red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) has substantially reduced livestock production and profitability by 75% in the rangelands it invades.

Originally limited to rocky bluffs and other areas where fire couldn't reach them, eastern red-cedar tree populations expanded with the introduction of European land management practices to the United States. A decrease in controlled burns allowed forests to spread, including this now-invasive species. It extended from its native Kansas to nearby states, where it overtakes prairie plant life.

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Topics: Eastern Red Cedar, Forestry, Invasive Species

Enhancing Hunting Grounds with Vegetation Management

Posted by Miranda Moss on 7/6/20 4:57 PM


Over the years of hunting with family and friends, I have had the pleasure of hunting on both well-maintained and overgrown land. There is nothing worse than hoofing through thick brush to get to a prime location and still not getting that clear shot due to overrun brush and trees.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Hunting Grounds

The Invasive Australian Pine Tree & How to Get Rid of It

Posted by Chelsea Renteria on 6/25/20 3:28 PM


The Australian pine is an invasive tree found primarily in FL, HI, CA, AZ, and TX. In 1898, the USDA first planted Australian pine to stabilize banks and use as lumber. Today, this invasive species interferes with the plants, wildlife, and soil around it.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Insects, Australian Pine Tree

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