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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. 

fall foliage along lake

Sep 27, 2021

5 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in North Carolina Without the Crowds

From Carvers Creek State Park to Jordan Lake Educational State Forest, North Carolina is home to a variety of crowd-free destinations that are sure to provide a good show of fall color. 

Red leaves on a tree during fall.

Sep 10, 2021

Expert: Fall Foliage Could Be Disappointing This Year

This year’s fall foliage might not live up to expectation as warm, dry conditions persist across the state, according to an expert at NC State. 

a large section of Christmas trees growing on a hillside outside Boone, North Carolina - North Carolina's Christmas Tree Industry Expects a Record Year Despite Coronavirus Concerns - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 16, 2020

North Carolina’s Christmas Tree Industry Expects a Record Year Despite Coronavirus Concerns

The Christmas tree industry is flourishing this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with growers and retail lots extensively focusing on social distancing and safety. 

Jordan Hall at the College of Natural Resources

Oct 28, 2020

Why the College of Natural Resources is Chosen for Continuing Education

From graduate programs to workshops, see why the College of Natural Resources is chosen for continuing education. 

Aerial view of pine trees flattened by a storm.

Oct 7, 2020

Hurricanes Are Killing Trees. Why That’s A Problem.

The damage could accelerate climate change and negatively impact timber sales, according to a forestry expert at NC State. 

colorful leaves near mountains

Sep 22, 2020

Fall Foliage 2020: Here’s What to Expect in North Carolina

The warm, rainy summer in North Carolina has set the stage for what could be a better-than-average foliage season. 

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Jul 29, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism

The world and the tourism industry were forever changed due to COVID-19. Get the latest data on this vital industry and the people who rely on it. 

Bruno Ferreira

Apr 9, 2020

NC State Alum Shows That Videos Can Promote Farm Tourism

Bruno Ferreira, who earned his Ph.D. last fall in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, has developed a series of videos to raise awareness about the farmers behind some of the state’s most popular chefs. 

Jennifer Fawcett at a prescribed burn site

Mar 10, 2020

Women in Forestry and Fire: Empowering Women through Land Management Education

In honor of Women’s History Month, we sat down with Jennifer Fawcett to talk about her work with women in fire and forestry.