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This publication discusses the contributions that North Carolina’s forests and forest products industry provide to the state’s economy and presents key figures and statistics.
A quick guide providing commonly used herbicides used in forest site preparation and release treatments. Tables are broken into (1) conifer site preparation, (2) hardwood plantation site preparation, (3) hardwood natural regeneration site preparation, (4) conifer early release, (5) early hardwood release, (6) cut surface herbicides used for intermediate or crop tree release. Each table provides the herbicide active ingredient, trade names of labels approved for forestry applications, best time of year to use the herbicide, target species, and species that are resistant to the herbicide. The trade names are linked to the most recent specimen label so users may look up the details of that brand for safety, mixing, and delivery methods. The links use the CDMS database for specimen labels: http://www.cdms.net/Label-Database.
Hand-applied herbicide technologies are varied and effective tools which allow the landowner to selectively control vegetation in a variety of circumstances. This publication discusses the advantages and disadvantages of hand-applied herbicides, as well as application methods.
This factsheet describes in greater detail the methodology used to estimate the economic contributions of North Carolina’s forest products industry. It is a companion piece to the bulletin North Carolina’s Forests and Forest Products Industry By the Numbers, where a variety of figures and statistics are provided on the management and conversion of standing timber into primary and secondary wood and fiber products.
This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Duplin County
This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Herford County.
This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers informations specific to Perquimans County.
In the southern United States, communities with increasing populations and nearby forests may be able to consider using woody biomass to generate energy. A variety of other factors must also be considered, such as the price of existing energy sources, competing markets for wood, community acceptance and the economic availability of wood resources. To gain a better understanding of the range of possibilities for economic availability and the local economic impacts of using wood for energy, Buncombe and Orange counties were selected for analysis in this community economic profile. This document is for forestry professionals and county planners to understand the Community Economic Profile and Analysis Process.
Estimates of income of North Carolina timber harvested and delivered to mills.
This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers specific information on Iredell County.
This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Lincoln County
This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to McDowell County.
This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Tyrrell County
Woodland owners harvest trees for financial and personal reasons. Deciding when is the optimal time to harvest is difficult for most woodland owners. However, this important decision strongly dictates future condition, growth and composition of the next stand of trees and, ultimately, your bottom line. Some basic economic principles can help you make harvesting and other key woodland management decisions. Using loblolly pine in North Carolina as an example, this publication demonstrates the optimal time to harvest based on financial maturity.
This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina. offers information specific to Forsyth County.
This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific information on Orange County.
This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Wilkes County.
This factsheet provides an estimate of income derived form standing timber and upon delivery to the mill by county for all 100 counties in North Carolina. It also provides an estimate of timberland in each county.
This publication provides a synopsis of the basic information about local economic benefits and impacts local woody biomass energy generates from a larger southeastern project.
This publication reviews the basic steps and cost factors associated with woody biomass harvest, processing and transportation. This provides the landowner with the basic technology and general economics of biomass production in North Carolina and forest management options are currently available.
This publication describes how emerging biomass markets can increase your timber health and productivity through harvesting, stand replacement, thinning, crop tree release and fuel reduction.
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a powerful mapping system many professional foresters use to maintain clients’ management portfolios. Woodland owners can make use of the record-keeping, map-creation and management-planning capabilities using this system. Woodland map information stored in digital format allows for easy retrieval, updates, and map printouts. This guide explains: 1) the basics of computerized mapping systems like GIS and 2) the benefits GIS can provide woodland owners.
Costs and difficulty in learning the complexities of a full-blown Geographic Information System (GIS) limit its use to trained specialists such as forest consultants. However, three trends are allowing woodland owners to explore GIS-type applications: 1) Low-cost home computers 2) Fast Web access 3) Free, simple-to-use, interactive GIS websites. This publication describes three free tools available to woodland owners eager to explore their property using modern Web-based mapping. These tools are Google Earth, county interactive GIS websites and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Web Soil Survey.
2015 income estimates ranked by county for standing timber and timber harvest and delivered to the mill. Includes estimate of timberland by county.