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Tag: forest health

Bradford pear tree in bloom

Mar 10, 2022

Bounty Offered on Bradford Pear Trees

Through the “Bradford Pear Bounty” program, you could get up to five new native trees in exchange for cutting down the same number of Bradford pears in your yard while supplies last. 

Aerial of forests in Great Smoky Mountains.

Mar 3, 2022

During Droughts, Thirstier Mountain Forests Could Mean Less Water Downstream

Increased water use by upstream mountain forests could leave less water for other forests, cities and wildlife during drought. 

Researchers are studying ghost forests in North Carolina.

Jan 26, 2022

Study Finds Saltwater Thresholds for Plants in Freshwater Forests

Findings from the study could help researchers identify coastal landscapes in transition from forest to marsh or open water – and in need of help. 

Dead ponderosa pine trees in California.

Nov 1, 2021

During An Historic Drought, Higher Temperatures Helped a Beetle Kill More California Pine Trees

Higher temperatures during an historic California drought helped a beetle kill more ponderosa pine trees. 

Sep 7, 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. 

An image of a wildfire burning trees.

Sep 9, 2020

Wildfires: Expert Answers to Your Burning Questions

Wildfire season is here. An NC State researcher answers questions about the environmental impact of wildfires as well as prevention. 

Skeletonized Fraser fir trees in the forest on the summit of Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains Mountains National Park.

Mar 25, 2019

How Tree Diversity Regulates Invading Forest Pests

A study of U.S. forests reveals relationships between tree diversity and pest diversity. Results could help improve forest monitoring. 

Diagram of transcriptional regulatory network and scanning electron micrograph of a poplar stem cross-section

Mar 6, 2019

Transcription Factor Network Gets to Heart of Wood Formation

Research from NC State's Forest Biotechnology Group has applications in timber, paper and biofuels, as well as healthier forests.