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Forestry economist release economic impact numbers of the forest sector

By on June 2, 2021

Forestry economists from N.C. State University recently released the latest economic impact numbers of the forest sector, which at $34.9 billion represents a $1 billion increase from last year. Forestry and logging operations, sawmills, furniture mills, and pulp and paper

Poolside Pests: Checking your pool filters this summer can save North Carolina’s trees

By on May 26, 2021

Guest authors: Courtney Smith and Kelly Oten, NCSU Extension As the weather gets warmer in North Carolina, it’s clear that summer is upon us. Many people enjoy what summer brings — the warm weather, vacations and relaxing by the pool!

Look out for the spotted lanternfly, a bug that threatens fruit and wine!

By on May 20, 2021

Guest authors: Courtney Smith and Kelly Oten, NCSU Extension You won’t like the spotted lanternfly if you like to sit under the shade of trees, enjoy fruits such as apples, sip wine or work in the garden. The spotted lanternfly

Save our trees. Be on the lookout for the Asian longhorned beetle!

By on May 19, 2021

Guest authors: Courtney Smith and Kelly Oten, NCSU Extension Gorgeous, vibrant maple trees are a common sight in North Carolina. These trees are some of the first to show fall color, painting our landscape. They are the second most common

Pine straw on the forest floor

ForestHer NC helping forest landowners tackle nontimber forest products and agritourism

By on May 10, 2021

According to data recently published by N.C. State Extension, the forest sector contributed $34.9 billion to the North Carolina economy in 2019 and held its place as the top employer among manufacturing sectors in the state. Growing by roughly $1

Two volunteers make headway at Headwaters, cleaning up trash and inspiring others to do the same

By on April 22, 2021

Earth Day is a time for each of us to reflect on how our lives impact the planet, our environment. We can think about and commit to new clean and green practices that reduce our carbon footprints, one step at

Plant and care for trees on Arbor Day … and every day

By on March 18, 2021

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.” Thomas Fuller Arbor Day was established as a tree-planting holiday in 1872. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in glorious fashion when more than a million trees were planted in Nebraska. Today,

N.C. Forest Service to build on 2020 accomplishments and continue advancing sustainable forestry in North Carolina

By on February 11, 2021

While 2020 proved to be one of the most challenging years we have faced, it was also a year of opportunities and accomplishments for the N.C. Forest Service. COVID-19 brought much of the world and much of our lives to

Damage from the emerald ash borer

An Ash Worth Saving: Program protects trees from invasive beetle

By on January 27, 2021

In 2013, the emerald ash borer was first found in North Carolina. Its discovery was met with dread. This invasive beetle had already become notorious by devastating the forests in the Midwest and Northeast. We knew it killed trees and

Enjoy state forests this winter and #RecreateResponsibly

By on January 11, 2021

It’s that time of year again, when many of us are in our first days of exercising more. According to a recent YouGov poll, getting more exercise is the most popular resolution for Americans in 2021. As we continue to