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Fraser fir trees at Clawson's Choose and Cut outside Boone, North Carolina. Photo by NC State University.

Nov 22, 2022

Amid Inflation, NC’s Real Christmas Trees to Cost More This Year

Christmas trees grown in North Carolina will likely cost 10-15% more than last year, according to one NC State expert. 

Drone View of Morning Clouds over Blue Ridge Mountains

Oct 3, 2022

What a Post-Pandemic Future Looks Like for NC’s Forestry Sector

NC State expert Rajan Parajuli examines whether the state's forestry sector can recover after experiencing a $2 billion loss in total economic output in 2020. 

Ann stands in front of Ocracoke Lighthouse

Jun 22, 2022

Meet Tourism Extension Associate Ann Savage

Savage joined the NC State College of Natural Resources in the fall of 2020. 

Beach in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA

Jun 9, 2022

How Inflation is Impacting North Carolina’s Tourism Industry

With only half of Americans comfortable with air travel due to the pandemic, North Carolina has an opportunity to capitalize on the heightened travel demand. 

A person cycling through a city - 5 Benefits of Urban Forests - College of Natural Resources News

Apr 8, 2022

5 Benefits of Urban Forests

Urban forests provide a variety of environmental, economic and social benefits to communities. 

Bradford pear tree - Bounty Offered on Bradford Pear Trees - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 14, 2022

Bounty Offered on Bradford Pear Trees

Through the “Bradford Pear Bounty” program, you could get up to five new native trees in exchange for cutting down the same number of Bradford pears in your yard while supplies last. 

Spotted lanternfly - Ask an Expert: How Will the Spotted Lanternfly Impact North Carolina? -College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 1, 2022

Ask an Expert: How Will the Spotted Lanternfly Impact North Carolina?

The nonnative, invasive pest was recently found near North Carolina's border. 

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. 

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.