Forestry Files

Fighting fire with fire: why we need to burn the land

Fighting fire with fire: why we need to burn the land

Many people associate fire with destruction, devastation and loss. Large clouds of smoke, burly orange blazes, tree limbs snapping and ash falling like snow are some of the images we’ve all seen that contribute to the “fire is bad” perception. While wildfires can reach a dangerous and destructive level quickly, not all fire is bad. […]

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N.C. Forest Service County Ranger Robert Montague receives the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service

N.C. Forest Service County Ranger Robert Montague receives the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service

North Carolina Forest Service Granville-Vance Area Ranger Robert Montague is a recent recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service – one of the state’s highest honors. The service aspect of his job is exactly what drives Montague. “The service part is what is important to me,” Montague said. “I enjoy what I […]

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New fairgrounds building made of N.C. native wood now bears name of ‘Renaissance man’ who managed construction

The newest building at the N.C. State Fair now has its official name. During the 2021 fair, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced the name at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and with that announcement he surprised the man who supervised the building’s construction. The building was completed just before the 2021 fair, and Troxler revealed the name […]

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Forestry economist release economic impact numbers of the forest sector

Forestry economist release economic impact numbers of the forest sector

Forestry economists from N.C. State University recently released the latest economic impact numbers of the forest sector, which at $34.9 billion represents a $1 billion increase from last year. Forestry and logging operations, sawmills, furniture mills, and pulp and paper industries are included in the forestry sector. I think we can all agree North Carolina […]

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Plant and care for trees on Arbor Day … and every day

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.” Thomas Fuller Arbor Day was established as a tree-planting holiday in 1872. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in glorious fashion when more than a million trees were planted in Nebraska. Today, all 50 states, including North Carolina, and numerous countries around the globe recognize Arbor Day […]

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