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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. 

Dead ponderosa pine trees - During An Historic Drought, Higher Temperatures Helped a Beetle Kill More California Pine Trees - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Nov 1, 2021

Higher Temperatures During Drought Helped Beetles Kill More Pine Trees

Higher temperatures during an historic California drought helped a beetle kill more ponderosa pine trees, an NC State-led study found. 

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. 

Forest Landscape - 5 Ways Climate Change Impacts Forests - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 31, 2021

5 Ways Climate Change Impacts Forests

Climate change is expected to worsen over the next century as greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, a trend that experts say will have consequences for the health of forests worldwide. 

NC State Grad Becomes the Town of Cary’s First Urban Forestry Manager, College of Natural Resources, Katie Rose Levin, feature

Aug 10, 2021

NC State Alum Katie Levin is Protecting Trees, Promoting Environmental Justice

Levin, who graduated with a degree in environmental technology in 2006, has had a career rooted in protecting natural resources. Now she's the first urban forestry manager for the Town of Cary. 

Coffee tree - Many Nonprofits, Companies Report Using Commercial Species in Tree Planting Projects - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 3, 2021

Many Nonprofits, Companies Report Using Commercial Species in Tree Planting Projects

A new study led by a researcher from NC State provides a detailed look at what forest restoration organizations across the tropics are actually doing on the ground. 

A forest in the mountains of Southwest Mexico.

Jun 21, 2021

In Mexican Mountains, Some Tree Species Could be Vulnerable to Climate Change

A study led by an NC State researcher found species of pine and oaks in the mountains of Mexico could be vulnerable to climate change. 

Jun 18, 2021

Researchers Design Simulation Tool to Predict Disease, Pest Spread

The tool can predict when and where pests and diseases will attack crops or forests, and also test when to apply pesticides or other management strategies to contain them.