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Forest Health

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Mar 17, 2023

Into the (Prescribed) Fire

The Women-in-Fire Prescribed Fire Training Exchange is a 12-day wildland fire operations training course that combines practical live-fire training with indoor learning and discussions. 

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Feb 1, 2023

Climate Change May Cut America’s Forest Inventory by a Fifth This Century

A recent study by NC State researchers found climate change could have a big impact on U.S. forests. 

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Jan 6, 2023

Tweets, News Offer Insights on Invasive Insect Spread

Twitter and online news could help scientists track the spread of invasive insects, a new study from NC State found. 

A stand of burned trees

Jan 4, 2023

Bird Diversity Increased in Severely Burned Forests of Southern Appalachian Mountains

New study results could help forest managers better predict bird responses to wildfire. 

Close-up of emerald ash borer.

Dec 13, 2022

Findings for Invasive Insect’s Life Cycle Could Aid Management in Southeast

NC State researchers found the invasive emerald ash borer completes its life cycle in one year in North Carolina, contrasting with the sometimes two-year life cycle that occurs in northern areas of the United States. 

Forested landscape - Can Biden's Tree Planting Initiative Save American Forests? - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

May 27, 2022

Can Biden’s Reforestation Plan Slow Climate Change?

The administration wants to plant 1.2 billion trees. But it can be more ambitious, according to one NC State expert. 

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

Spotted Lanternfly: Everything You Need to Know About the Invasive Insect

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

Ghost forest in North Carolina. - Microbes Making Tree Methane ‘Farts’ in Ghost Forests Are in the Soils, Study Says - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Feb 8, 2022

Microbes Making Tree Methane ‘Farts’ in Ghost Forests Are in the Soils, Study Says

Understanding how ghost forests create methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is important to calculating the environmental impact of the forest-to-ghost forest transition.