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Code of the West in Winter

Winter is fast approaching and we all know that the possibility exists for winter cold and storms that can …

Extension's role in the 1918 pandemic

County Extension is Here to Help

According to the 1918 home demonstration annual report, the agents and volunteers addressed the pandemic in 55 counties. A …

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Celebrate Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is April 24, 2020. While in years past this was a time for volunteer opportunities and …

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The Leopold Education Project

Increasing urbanization, growing use of electronic devices and other indirect ways of experiencing our natural environment increasingly disconnects us …

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The Bees of North Carolina

Congratulations to Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt & Hannah Levenson for this excellent new book, available as a hardcopy for purchase …

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Happy 100 Years!

Some things get better with age. We believe it’s true as we kick off the celebration for the North …

North Carolina Beaver

Beavers

As the season begins to change so will the livelihood of our wildlife neighbors. One of our county residents is …

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March is Living Well Month

As spring is arriving and March is “Living Well” month, keep in mind the good practices of “Raising Kids, …

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Dead Leaves on Native Rhododendrons

Recently, a few homeowners and landscapers in the higher elevations are seeing large patches of rhododendrons and mountain laurel …

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Birds in Winter

The snowfall the other week had me feeding the birds each morning, which was fun and enjoyable. Fortunately, I had …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

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Using the Differential Shrinkage and the Cupping of Lumber Spreadsheet

Wood shrinkage is often calculated with the assumption that the radial and tangential shrinkage occurs …

3 days agoWood Products Notes

Economic Contribution of the Forest Sector in North Carolina, 2019

This publication discusses contributions the forest sector makes to the North Carolina economy.

5 days ago
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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

2 weeks agoInvasive Forest Pests
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Emerald Ash Borer

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the emerald ash borer, an …

adult Asian longhorned beetle resting on a branch

Asian Longhorned Beetle

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the Asian longhorned beetle, an …

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Using Fire to Improve Wildlife Habitat

This publication discusses the benefits that land managers derive by managing wildlife habitat through controlled …

4/12/21

Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

4/5/21

Balsam Twig Aphid on Fraser Fir

This publication describes the life cycle, scouting and treatment of the balsam twig aphid, a …