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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

Tree seedling

Plant your tree seedlings early this season

By on November 18, 2020

The La Niña climate pattern strengthening in the Pacific will influence winter weather across the globe in the coming months. In the southern U.S., we’ll be warmer and drier. For Southerners who dislike cold air, maybe La Niña isn’t so

Pines don’t lose leaves in the fall. Or, do they?

By on November 2, 2020

Everyone knows that autumn is the time for trees to turn colors and lose their leaves. Thousands of families pack their cars and drive out to the country to see colorful hardwood foliage as trees prepare for winter. But, what

Forest sector delivers big for North Carolina

By on October 22, 2020

Trees are amazing. They help clean our air and water. They provide essential habitat for wildlife and cool swaths of shade during those hot Carolina summers. From the mountains to the sea in North Carolina, forestland provides the outdoor escape

2020 National Champion chalk maple (Acer leucoderme) in Gaston County

Two of North Carolina’s newest national champs are BIG… trees!

By on October 15, 2020

American Forests’ National Register of Champion Trees began as a national competition with one goal in mind; to discover and preserve the largest living specimens of American tree species. This goal stemmed from a desire to protect and preserve these

Experience the splendor of fall in a North Carolina state forest

By on October 7, 2020

Crisp air, zero humidity, leaf fall and pumpkins are all signs of the time when summer transitions to fall in North Carolina. It’s no surprise that North Carolinians and out-of-staters alike turn to the great outdoors in North Carolina this

Willow oak rooted in Wake County holds potential as future Champion Tree

By on September 17, 2020

Since 1928, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds complex in Raleigh, North Carolina has been the backdrop for the crowning of numerous champions and ribbon winners. The latest contender is unique in that the Fairgrounds complex serves as more than just

Cicada killer wasps in North Carolina commonly mistaken for “murder hornets”

By on September 2, 2020

With the widespread news about discovery in Washington state of a few Asian giant hornets also notoriously dubbed “murder hornets,” it comes as no shock that many North Carolinians are wary of large wasps. However, if you see a cicada