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Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting the right tree in the right place

By on April 29, 2022

Spring is more than just a season between March and mid-June. It’s also a verb that means “to rise, move or leap.” These words also describe human activity as they reemerge from the winter months and cold temperatures by partaking

Fighting fire with fire: why we need to burn the land

By on April 4, 2022

Many people associate fire with destruction, devastation and loss. Large clouds of smoke, burly orange blazes, tree limbs snapping and ash falling like snow are some of the images we’ve all seen that contribute to the “fire is bad” perception.

NCFS County Ranger Rob Montague

N.C. Forest Service County Ranger Robert Montague receives the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service

By on January 31, 2022

North Carolina Forest Service Granville-Vance Area Ranger Robert Montague is a recent recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service – one of the state’s highest honors. The service aspect of his job is exactly what drives Montague.

New fairgrounds building made of N.C. native wood now bears name of ‘Renaissance man’ who managed construction

By on November 4, 2021

The newest building at the N.C. State Fair now has its official name. During the 2021 fair, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced the name at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and with that announcement he surprised the man who supervised the building’s

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

Rob Montague recognized as NCDA&CS Employee of the Year

By on February 8, 2021

Robert “Rob” Montague’s involvement in the local community and his commitment to respond to wildfire emergencies – plus many other local emergencies – are major reasons he was recently recognized as the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 2020

N.C. Forest Service collaborates with USDA Forest Service to monitor the spread of laurel wilt

By on August 19, 2020

Since 2002, nearly all redbay trees have been disappearing in areas south of North Carolina. First detected in Georgia, the nonnative redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus, carried these redbay trees to their dooms by introducing a deadly fungus. While the

Dozens of department employees recognized for project to save trees that “get in people’s hearts.”

By on August 12, 2020

“The project was very complex and difficult.” That’s just part of the way Robert Trickel with the N.C. Forest Service described a project that prompted a recent award for 41 Forest Service employees. Their success in rising to the challenge

A Second Chance for Hemlocks

By on May 20, 2020

N.C. Forest Service Nursery & Tree Improvement Program makes hemlock seedlings available to the public. In 1995, the hemlock woolly adelgid was found in North Carolina for the first time. Although tiny, this invasive insect can kill a massive hemlock

Hurricane Dorian & Our Trees: Minor Immediate Impact, Implications for Long-term Impacts to Tree Health

By on September 11, 2019

After devastating the Bahamas and other Caribbean Islands before turning north and skirting the eastern U.S. coast, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Cape Hatteras in North Carolina on Sept. 6, 2019 as a Category 1 storm. A four-to-seven-foot storm surge