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Tag: forest genetics

Dec 16, 2021

NC State Partnership Honors Marines Who Fought in Battle of Belleau Wood

Oak saplings, grown by the NC State Cooperative Tree Improvement Program, will be planted on Marine Corps bases and facilities across the country through March 2022. 

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. 

Fraser fir Christmas trees - Building a Better Christmas Tree - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 9, 2021

Building a Better Christmas Tree

NC State researchers are studying Fraser fir Christmas trees to improve their qualities using genetics. 

Field of Christmas Trees - Parasitic Wasps Are Making A Meal of North Carolina’s Christmas Trees - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 22, 2019

Parasitic Wasps Are Making A Meal of North Carolina’s Christmas Trees

North Carolina is the country's second-largest producer and exporter of Christmas trees. But a parasitic wasp is feasting on the seed supply. 

DNA Illustration - Can Genetic Engineering Save Our Planet’s Biodiversity? - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Jun 24, 2019

Can Genetic Engineering Save Our Planet’s Biodiversity?

Researchers at NC State’s College of Natural Resources — and around the world — are considering ways to employ genetic engineering for conservation. 

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Jan 18, 2019

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Forests in the U.S. face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient? 

Christmas Tree Farm

Dec 6, 2018

NC State Helps Homegrown Holiday Hobby

With the help of NC State soil scientists, CNR researchers and local extension agents, Ricky Postell is growing his Christmas tree operation. 

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Jun 20, 2016

Christmas Tree Genetic Research Honored at Symposium

Dr. Lilian Matallana takes home first place at the annual NC State Postdoctoral Research Symposium.