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Tag: forestry and environmental science

The NC State Marine Corps Naval ROTC planted oak saplings.

Nov 29, 2021

NC State Tree Experts Grow Oaks to Honor Marines

Forestry experts at NC State are growing young oaks to honor Marines who fell at Belleau Wood. 

Ghost forest on N.C. coast.

Sep 28, 2020

Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on N.C. Coast May Contribute to Climate Change

NC State researchers found the spread of ghost forests along the N.C. coast has implications for climate change. 

Aspen trees in the Colorado mountains.

Sep 16, 2020

Colorado’s Famous Aspens Expected to Decline Due to Climate Change

NC State researchers predict quaking aspen trees, known for their brilliant foliage in fall, will visibly decline along three scenic drives in Colorado. 

Mar 20, 2018

Forestry Prof Honored for Diversity Efforts

Zakiya Holmes Leggett is lauded by the Ecological Society of America for her efforts to increase the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching and outreach. 

Jun 8, 2017

Made in the Shade: Research Focuses on Combining Forestry, Livestock Grazing

Silvopasture – the practice of combining forestry with forage and livestock production – is rare in North America, but the practice could bring both economic and environmental benefits on marginal lands where traditional row cropping hasn’t worked. 

Dec 5, 2016

McKeand Nabs Top Service Award for Work With Pines

Steve McKeand, director of NC State’s Cooperative Tree Improvement Program, is honored with the Governor James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service. The program breeds loblolly and longleaf pines to better cope with disease, pests and a changing climate. 

Jul 7, 2015

Finding an Off Switch in Wood Formation

NC State findings about a pathway in plant development could lead to improvements in biofuel, pulp and paper production.