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Christmas tree farm in North Carolina

Dec 17, 2019

UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology

Can drones give the Christmas tree business a leg up? Let's find out! 

Oct 1, 2019

Amazon Rainforest Fires: Everything You Need to Know

Thousands of fires continue to burn across the Brazilian Amazon. Our researchers have answers to your questions. 

People use a 3D landscape model

May 20, 2019

Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?

Participants don't need coding or software expertise to use Tangible Landscape, a 3D model that allows them to try out different approaches for stopping the spread of sudden oak death, which has killed millions of trees. 

Dead ash tree

Jan 18, 2019

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Forests in the U.S. face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient? 

Feb 23, 2018

Intensive Biomass Harvest Linked to Fire Ant Colonization, Declines in Some Invertebrates

Removing too much of the woody debris left on the ground after timber is cut can open the door for invasive fire ants and reduce invertebrate diversity, according to two new studies in North Carolina and Georgia. 

Jun 7, 2017

Research Within Reach

NC State scientists are reaching out to get the public involved in research, by sharing findings and involving everyone in the work of discovery. 

May 17, 2017

Forests in Flux

Changes in temperature and rainfall patterns are shifting the trees in our forests, with hardwood species moving inland and evergreens moving north. 

Mar 17, 2017

NC State’s Sederoff Honored for Molecular Genetics Work With Forest Trees

An international prize goes to Ron Sederoff, a forestry professor whose research has given us a better understanding of forest trees' biology and accelerated advances in plant breeding. 

Aug 1, 2016

Study: Bioenergy Decisions Involve Wildlife Habitat and Land Use Trade-offs

New research finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs about which wildlife species and ecosystems will be most impacted. 

Jun 2, 2015

Researchers Seek Sneak Peek Into the Future of Forests

NC State scientists are bringing in researchers from around the country to participate in a project to get a glimpse of the future of forests in a warmer world. 

Fall colors on Elk Knob summit

Oct 6, 2014

Roads Less Traveled: Fall Family Trips off the Beaten Path

North Carolina's extended fall offers plenty of chances to enjoy the colorful foliage on family outings from the mountains to the coast. 

Jul 5, 2012

Researchers Seek Public’s Help to Aid Trees

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Rosemary Hallberg, of USDA’s Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Center (SRIPMC), which is housed at NC State. The SRIPMC is launching a “tiny terrors” initiative to help protect hemlock species in the region. Those interested in learning more about the project can visit www.threatenedforests.com/tinyterrors, or contact Erin Mester,… 

May 17, 2012

Hemlock History Repeating Itself?

Scientists trying to save eastern hemlock trees from widespread insect attacks may have uncovered a case of déjà vu, dating back millennia. “Our hypothesis is that 7,000 to 8,000 years ago, insects hammered the eastern hemlock in a similar way to how it’s being hammered now,” says Kevin Potter, lead researcher on a paper published… 

Apr 17, 2012

Better Pine Trees, Better Environment

Improved loblolly pines scrub more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

Mar 11, 2011

Sederoff Named Forest Biotechnologist of Year

Dr. Ron Sederoff, Distinguished University Professor of Forestry, has been voted Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by his peers.