Posts tagged Forest Health

April tornadoes bring damage to N.C. forests

In the past several weeks, severe storms plagued North Carolina, leaving paths of destruction behind. Tornadoes, high winds, hail and flooding can all cause major damages to forest trees, urban and shade trees, and structures. Last week, the N.C. Forest Service aerially surveyed counties affected by tornadoes in the northeastern part of the state. During […]

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Leaves as a clue: Surveying for laurel wilt disease

Along with the frigid temperatures we’ve seen lately, the bare branches of trees around us serve as a reminder that we are still deep in the throes of winter. But not all branches have shed their leaves. Some trees are evergreen while others, such as the American beech, retain their light brown leaves until late […]

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Nature’s Grinch: Balsam woolly adelgid bullies N.C. Christmas trees

The N.C. Fraser fir is the most popular Christmas tree around. It has been dubbed the “Nation’s Best” by the National Christmas Tree Association and has been selected as the official White House Christmas tree more than any other tree. Each year, millions of homes become more festive with ornamented N.C. Fraser firs. North Carolina […]

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Longleaf Festival to be held in Wake County this Saturday, April 13

Spring has eluded North Carolinians for far too long, and many people are itching to get outdoors and welcome the warming weather with open arms. This Saturday presents a perfect opportunity to do that while paying tribute to our state tree – the longleaf pine. The 4th Annual Longleaf Festival will be held Saturday, April […]

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Forestry Files joins ‘In the Field’

The Forest Health Branch of the N.C. Forest Service is excited to join the In the Field blog as a new category called Forestry Files. Our frequent posts will feature rising issues to North Carolina’s forests, seasonal topics, forest pests for which to keep an eye out, and may also include posts from other branches […]

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