In 2013, the emerald ash borer made its debut in North Carolina. The devastation of forests north and northwest caused by this invasive beetle was already well-known, so its discovery was met with dread. The ash forests were dying, and quickly. The future did not look good for North Carolina’s ash trees. Over the next […]
Today’s Topic: Southeastern Urban Wood Exchange
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Forest Service and the Urban Forest Council have launched a Web-based resource for cities and towns that want to do something with urban trees that have been removed because of age, pests, disease or damage. Every year, […]
DIY cankerworm management: It’s that time of the year!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year … to protect your yard trees from cankerworms, that is! A small act now can save you (and your trees) in the spring. You may remember cankerworms as those annoying little inchworms that dangle from trees by silken strands and cause significant defoliation each spring, especially in urban […]