N.C. Forest Service

Is there hope for hemlocks?

"While we cannot save every hemlock in our forests, we can prevent the species from going extinct." - Jason Frye,  NCFS B.R.I.D.G.E Program project leader. In the years following the introduction of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) (Adelges tsugae), a sap-sucking...

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Eye in the sky: My first forest health flight

Eye in the sky: My first forest health flight

By Philip Jackson, Public Information Officer for the N.C. Forest Service In the more than two years that I’ve held the role of public information officer for the N.C Forest Service, I’ve yet to see or experience any form of free time, down period or boredom as others...

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What’s bugging our oaks?

If you’ve recently driven through Johnston, Wayne or Duplin counties, you may have noticed oaks along the highway with brown or wilted branches. No, it is not the early signs of fall. Upon closer examination, these trees appear inundated with galls. These abnormal...

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