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Outreach News from Warnell

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 09:46am - Property taxes have been among the top concerns for forest landowners in Georgia for many years. For many of them, property taxes represent the most significant annual costs associated with forestland ownership. Three preferential tax programs have been established to help qualifying landowners reduce their property taxes: the Preferential Agricultural Assessment program, the Conservation Use Valuation program (CUVA), and the Forest Land Protection Act program (FLPA).
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 09:35am - Each year, wild pigs cause approximately $150 million in damage in Georgia and over $2.5 billion in damage nationwide. They are well established in the state and throughout the Southeast.     Population characteristics Wild pigs have the greatest reproductive potential of any animal their size on the planet. Sows are capable of breeding as young as 4-6 months of age. They can have two litters per year and litters average 4-6 piglets. Sows are very protective of piglets and juvenile survival may be as high as 90%. 
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 09:26am - Scratching your head about sudden wintertime pine tree browning? Noticing signs of tree stress such as thinning crowns, dying branches, or even a dead terminal leader (the top part of the tree)? 
Thu, 10/29/2020 - 04:48pm - One of Georgia’s most plentiful assets might be a key to help the state combat global climate change. The state is covered with trees—Georgia is almost 60% forested—and each tree has the ability to offset carbon that’s emitted into the atmosphere. But the amount of carbon, the cost of that sequestration, and potential for new jobs in rural parts of the state are all questions to be answered.
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