1The authors are, respectively, Principal Silviculturist,
Digital Arborist, Southeastern
Forest Experiment Station, Gainesville, FL.; and Manager, Woodlands Research Department,
Union Camp Corporation, Savannah, GA.
In 1974 the U.S. Department of Agriculture initiated the Combined Forest
Pest Research and
Development Program, an inter-agency effort that concentrated on the Douglas-fir tussock
in the West, on the southern pine beetle in the South, and on the gypsy moth in the
The work reported in this publication was funded in part by the Program. This handbook is
in a series on the southern pine beetle.