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Author: Andrew Moore

Jan 10, 2022

Meet the Faculty: Department Head and Professor Rasul Mowatt

Mowatt was recently named head of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State. His appointment began on December 1, 2020. 

Christmas Tree Farm - Why Christmas Trees Smell Good - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 13, 2021

Why Christmas Trees Smell Good

Pine, fir and spruce trees produce chemical compounds that emit aromas when exposed to room temperature. 

Christmas Tree - How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 8, 2021

How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh

These simple tips will help keep your Christmas tree fresh throughout the holiday season. 

Christmas tree ornament - 5 Christmas Tree Species Found in North Carolina - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 8, 2021

5 Christmas Tree Species Found in North Carolina

North Carolina’s growers produce a wide variety of Christmas tree species, from the popular Fraser fir to the lesser-known Green Giant. 

Wildfire in Colorado - Explainer: How Wildfires Start and Spread - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 3, 2021

Explainer: How Wildfires Start and Spread

Thousands of wildfires burn across the United States every year. In this article, NC State expert Joseph Roise discusses the science of wildfires. 

Drone aerial view of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest - Is It Too Late to Save the Amazon Rainforest? - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Nov 18, 2021

Is It Too Late to Save the Amazon Rainforest?

Between August 2020 and July 2021, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit the highest annual level in 15 years. 

Christmas Tree Farm - Despite Shortage Fears, There Are Enough Real Christmas Trees for Everyone This Year - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Nov 12, 2021

Despite Shortage Fears, Most Shoppers Will Find a Real Christmas Tree This Year

The artificial Christmas tree industry is warning customers of a potential tree shortage this holiday season due to production and shipping delays. But for those looking to purchase a real Christmas tree, the situation isn’t as dire, according to Jeff Owen, an extension forestry specialist at NC State. 

Deforestation - COP26 Deforestation Pledge: A Big Win or Broken Promise? - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Nov 10, 2021

COP26 Deforestation Pledge: A Promising Solution With an Uncertain Future

NC State expert Justin Baker discusses the potential outcomes of the recent pledge to end deforestation by 2030. 

NC State Professor David Tilotta - This NC State Research Wants to Disaster-Proof Your Home - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Oct 27, 2021

This NC State Researcher Wants to Disaster-Proof Your Home. Here’s Why.

Many homes aren’t equipped to withstand natural disasters. David Tilotta is working to change that. 

The coast of North Carolina's Corolla Beach in the Outer Banks

Oct 27, 2021

Changing Tides: Reimagining Tourism in the Outer Banks

As a tourism boom threatens the region's economic, social and environmental resources, one NC State researcher is working with communities to identify solutions.