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North Carolina is a state rich in forest resources with almost 60 percent, or 18.3 million acres, of the state covered in forests. The wise use of this resource is important for water and air quality, wildlife habitat, beautiful views, timber resources, and economic prosperity. With 35 million trees produced annually in 80 counties, North Carolina also ranks second in the nation for Christmas tree production.

Do you have bottomland or swamp forests on your property? If you're curious about how to manage them, check out the N.C....
05/29/2020

Do you have bottomland or swamp forests on your property? If you're curious about how to manage them, check out the N.C. Forest Service's webpage focusing on these forest types. The page has recently been updated with pictures and online references, with more to come! You can find the page here: https://bit.ly/ncfs-swampforests

This #ForestryFriday we're looking at how to measure tree height using a clinometer! Learn how to use this tool by check...
05/23/2020

This #ForestryFriday we're looking at how to measure tree height using a clinometer! Learn how to use this tool by checking out our video here ➡️https://youtu.be/zjuiKhbZPMs

Register today to join other women forest landowners in our first ever virtual Chainsaw Safety 101 course taking place o...
05/22/2020

Register today to join other women forest landowners in our first ever virtual Chainsaw Safety 101 course taking place on June 18! See the flier for more information, and register here: https://go.ncsu.edu/virtualchainsaw101

Do you need some more information about using a Biltmore stick after watching our introductory video? We've got you cove...
05/22/2020

Do you need some more information about using a Biltmore stick after watching our introductory video? We've got you covered with this publication that focuses on estimating the volume of a standing tree. Take a look and reach out to our team if you have questions! https://bit.ly/biltmorestick-pub

We've been getting a lot of rain this week, and it could be causing some pools of water to form. This #WildlifeWednesday...
05/21/2020

We've been getting a lot of rain this week, and it could be causing some pools of water to form. This #WildlifeWednesday we'll be learning about why those pools are important for amphibians with our Working with Wildlife Guide https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/pools-for-amphibians

Looking for some #MondayMotivation? We've got it right here! Recently, a landowner who had attended one of our women's c...
05/19/2020

Looking for some #MondayMotivation? We've got it right here! Recently, a landowner who had attended one of our women's chainsaw workshops last year reached out to let us know that she took away many lessons from the workshop and is using that new knowledge on her land! We're so grateful to Hope for sharing her experience, and we're excited to continue making a positive impact for forest landowners across North Carolina! #ForestProud #ForestLandowners

#ForestryFriday You know we love trees, and here's another reason why! This article from U.S. News and World Report disc...
05/15/2020
More Trees, Parks May Mean Longer Lives for City Dwellers

#ForestryFriday You know we love trees, and here's another reason why! This article from U.S. News and World Report discusses a few of the benefits that we receive from urban trees, check it out! https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-04-28/more-trees-parks-may-mean-longer-lives-for-city-dwellers

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05/15/2020
Preparing for Your Visit to a North Carolina State Forest During COVID-19

The weather is going to be amazing this weekend! Check out this video from the N.C. Forest Service about how to recreate responsibly! This information is great to consider for visiting your state and national forests, North Carolina State Parks and Recreation, and any other natural areas.

Review Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics principles and pack everything out. Stay close to home because restroom facilitates may not be available.

Mind the 3 Ws: Wash your hands throughly, Wait 6 ft apart (including trailheads and on the trail) and Wear a mask when 6ft distancing cannot be maintained.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the N.C. Forest Service has implemented safety measures within North Carolina State Forests to encourage responsible use and sa...

Wondering how you can combine field crops with your timber? Take a look at this publication focusing on a model to simul...
05/15/2020

Wondering how you can combine field crops with your timber? Take a look at this publication focusing on a model to simulate crop yields and more for agroforestry from U.S. Forest Service's Southern Research Station https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/57480

If you're interested in the cross-laminated timber (CLT) industry, check out this lecture at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific tim...
05/14/2020
Stay At Home Lecture Series | College of Forestry

If you're interested in the cross-laminated timber (CLT) industry, check out this lecture at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific time today from College of Forestry at Oregon State University titled, "CLT industry enters 2020s (to face a different world than imagined)". If you miss it, it will be available on their website at a later date. Click here for more information and to join the lecture today https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/stay-home-lecture-series

Join us on May 14 for Professor Lech Muszyński's presentation: CLT industry enters 2020s (to face a different world than imagined)

#WildlifeWednesday Beavers are nature's engineers and can construct sturdy dams of sticks, leaves, and mud. Check out ou...
05/14/2020

#WildlifeWednesday Beavers are nature's engineers and can construct sturdy dams of sticks, leaves, and mud. Check out our Working with Wildlife Guide to learn about the benefits of beavers and methods to manage and enhance beaver ponds https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/managing-beaver-ponds

Did you make the connection between your toilet paper and the forest industry? Check out this blog from Forest2Market to...
05/12/2020

Did you make the connection between your toilet paper and the forest industry? Check out this blog from Forest2Market to learn how the increase in demand can impact the environment, you can find the article here https://bit.ly/f2m-toiletpaper

Did you miss some of our previous webinars? No need to worry, they're available on-demand for you, whenever it fits your...
05/12/2020

Did you miss some of our previous webinars? No need to worry, they're available on-demand for you, whenever it fits your schedule! You can access our Woodland Owner Lunch and Learn series and more today at http://www.forestrywebinars.net/previous-webinars #forestry #forestrywebinars #forestproud #forestlandowners

This #ForestryFriday we're looking at how to measure tree height using a scale stick! If you've been out walking your pr...
05/08/2020

This #ForestryFriday we're looking at how to measure tree height using a scale stick! If you've been out walking your property you may be curious as to how tall some of your trees are, so here's a chance to learn how to find out by watching this short video https://youtu.be/N4WvfA9lhbE

Congratulations Rajan on receiving third place for the Poster Award at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association A...
05/08/2020

Congratulations Rajan on receiving third place for the Poster Award at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting!

Don't miss our lunch and learn webinar today at 12pm ET! We'll be talking about Conserving wildlife through forest manag...
05/07/2020

Don't miss our lunch and learn webinar today at 12pm ET! We'll be talking about Conserving wildlife through forest management. You can join the webinar by clicking here: https://bit.ly/woodlandwebinar-may7

#ICYMI we recently published the May edition of our Woodland Owner Notes enewsletter! Be sure to sign up for future edit...
05/07/2020

#ICYMI we recently published the May edition of our Woodland Owner Notes enewsletter! Be sure to sign up for future editions, and you can find this edition and previous ones on our website https://go.ncsu.edu/won-archive

Another good webinar tomorrow.
05/05/2020

Another good webinar tomorrow.

*** WEBINAR TOMORROW! ***

Join us on tomorrow, May 6th at 1pm EST for a FREE webinar: “Southern pine beetle: biology, monitoring and management”!

Dr. John Nowak, Entomologist, U.S. Forest Service - Research and Development, Forest Health Protection, will be giving a general overview of the biology, range, and impact of southern pine beetle.The southern pine beetle is the most destructive native pest of southern pines in North and Central America. Females initiate attacks, release pheromones that combine with host odors to attract both males and other females, causing a mass attack. Low levels of beetle attacks may be thwarted by tree resin defenses, but many beetles can eclipse the tree’s natural defense capabilities. In the southern part of its range, several generations may occur in one year. Successfully attacked trees turn yellow, then red, then brown, and generally occur in tight pockets or "spots". Natural enemies, including insects and birds, can help suppress southern pine beetle populations. Thinning and prescribed burning, when appropriate, are effective silvicultural methods to reduce stand susceptibility to southern pine beetle. Salvage removal (cut-and-remove) and a method called "cut-and-leave" are effective for suppressing expanding infestations during outbreaks.

Access the webinar at http://southernforesthealth.net/webinars

>>Make sure to click the link about 10 minutes early to give yourself time to work through the Webex portal instructions

Congratulations to our own Jeff Owen for his 2020 Outstanding Educator Award from the North Carolina Christmas Tree Asso...
05/05/2020

Congratulations to our own Jeff Owen for his 2020 Outstanding Educator Award from the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association! Thank you for all you do!

Happy May 4th! May the forest be with you! #forestproud
05/04/2020

Happy May 4th! May the forest be with you! #forestproud

Looking for new ways to combine sustainability and creativity? Check out this awesome new initiative from Taylor Guitars...
05/02/2020
Taylor® Guitars Launches Historic Urban Wood Initiative With Its New Builder's Edition 324ce Made With Urban Ash™ -- A Beautiful Tonewood Sourced From End-Of-Life California City Trees

Looking for new ways to combine sustainability and creativity? Check out this awesome new initiative from Taylor Guitars and West Coast Arborists, Inc. where they take urban trees up for removal in California cities and turn them into instruments! Read the full article here to learn more https://bit.ly/guitars-urbanwood

Taylor Guitars is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new Urban Wood guitar initiative. Developed in partnership with West Coast Arborists, Inc., the initiative gives select trees in need of removal from California cities a second life as high-value instruments. The first urban wood species....

It's a new month and that comes with more forest landowner management tips! Check out our latest news article and think ...
05/02/2020

It's a new month and that comes with more forest landowner management tips! Check out our latest news article and think about a few “chores” and projects you want to accomplish on your forest land this month ➡️ https://bit.ly/may-forest-tips

Just because Invasive Species Awareness Month is coming to an end doesn't mean we can stop being vigilant! Check out thi...
05/01/2020

Just because Invasive Species Awareness Month is coming to an end doesn't mean we can stop being vigilant! Check out this 6 part series from Forestcast by the U.S. Forest Service's Northern Research Station! You can learn more here https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/podcast/1/

It's #WildlifeWednesday! Today, we're looking at an animal that you may be seeing a lot of if you're gazing out your win...
04/30/2020

It's #WildlifeWednesday! Today, we're looking at an animal that you may be seeing a lot of if you're gazing out your window while staying at home, any guesses? It's the eastern gray squirrel! Learn more about this species by checking out our Working with Wildlife guide available here https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/eastern-gray-squirrel

Curious about how to use a hand lens? NCSU Christmas Trees has you covered with this video, check it out ➡️ https://yout...
04/29/2020

Curious about how to use a hand lens? NCSU Christmas Trees has you covered with this video, check it out ➡️ https://youtu.be/hEwPxIE2J6A

Is the extra time at home causing you to ponder your woodland legacy? Watch our "Launching your Woodland Legacy" webinar...
04/27/2020

Is the extra time at home causing you to ponder your woodland legacy? Watch our "Launching your Woodland Legacy" webinar on-demand today to help you find the best way to pass this legacy intact to your heirs ➡️ https://bit.ly/legacy_webinar

Just because we can't meet face-to-face right now doesn't mean we need to be disconnected! Sign up for our Woodland Owne...
04/27/2020

Just because we can't meet face-to-face right now doesn't mean we need to be disconnected! Sign up for our Woodland Owner Notes monthly enewsletter and stay in touch! http://go.ncsu.edu/won_signup

Have you found some dead trees as you've walked your property recently? Trees play an important role through their entir...
04/25/2020

Have you found some dead trees as you've walked your property recently? Trees play an important role through their entire life cycle, and snags and downed logs provide habitat for a number of wildlife species. Check out all the benefits that these dead trees provide in this Working with Wildlife Guide https://bit.ly/2VgMSco

Wondering when is the best time to burn to maximize longleaf pine growth? U.S. Forest Service's Southern Research Statio...
04/25/2020

Wondering when is the best time to burn to maximize longleaf pine growth? U.S. Forest Service's Southern Research Station has the answer with their recently published article! Be sure to keep in mind any burn bans that may be in effect for your area before burning. You can find the article here ➡️ https://bit.ly/timing-fire #rxfire #goodfire #forestry #forestproud

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