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Timber Sales: A Planning Guide for Landowners

By: Robert Bardon

This publication offers tips on marketing and selling, timber terminology, examples of timber sale agreements and advice on seeking professional help from a consulting forester. By using this guide, landowners can make their next (or first) timber sale a pleasant and profitable experience.

2018 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

By: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer use, insect control, chemical weed control, plant growth regulators, animal damage control and disease control.

Butterflies in Your Backyard

By: Christopher Moorman, Jeffrey Pippen, John Connors, Nick Haddad, Mark Johns, Jesse Perry, Liessa Thomas Bowen Urban Wildlife

You can attract the many butterflies found throughout North Carolina to your backyard by following the simple practices described in this publication.

Producing Shiitake Mushrooms: A Guide for Small-Scale Outdoor Cultivation on Logs

By: Jeanine Davis, Jean Harrison

This guide provides techniques for small-scale outdoor cultivation of shiitake mushrooms on logs. Tree selection and log preparation, spawn selection, inoculation, fruiting, pest and disease management and harvesting are covered.

Using Fire to Improve Wildlife Habitat

By: Christopher Moorman, Terry Sharpe, Jennifer Evans, Liessa Thomas

This publication discusses the benefits that land managers derive by managing wildlife habitat through controlled burning. The importance of fire to wildlife, when to burn, how to burn, and wildlife considerations are covered.

2017 Quick Guide to Forestry Herbicides Used for Softwood and Hardwood Site Preparation and Release

By: Colby Lambert, Mark Megalos, James Jeuck

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.

Historic North Carolina Delivered Timber Prices, 1988-2017

By: Robert Bardon

Historic price data for delivered timber, prices paid upon delivery to the mill, from 1988-2017 for North Carolina. Data are reported for four timber product categories (pine sawtimber and pulpwood, and mixed hardwood sawtimber and pulpwood) for eastern North Carolina, western North Carolina, the state of North Carolina, and the southeast United States.

Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

By: Myron Floyd, Luis J. Suau, Robby Layton, Jay E. Maddock, Karly Bitsura-Meszaros

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for providing and using parks are expected. Park improvement projects with the stated purpose of encouraging activity need to be supported by data on the financial costs associated with making such improvements. This publication provide realistic and objective estimates of costs of providing park facilities that can increase physical activity.

Historic North Carolina Timber Stumpage Prices, 1976-2017

By: Robert Bardon

Historic price data for standing timber from 1976-2017 for North Carolina. Data are reported for four timber product categories (pine sawtimber and pulpwood, and mixed hardwood sawtimber and pulpwood) for eastern North Carolina, western North Carolina, the state of North Carolina, and the southeast United States.

Zoning and Land Use Regulation of Forestry

By: Brandon King, Mark Megalos, Robert Bardon Woodland Owner Notes

This publication discusses how zoning and land use regulations impact the practice of forestry in North Carolina. The publication also explains planning jurisdictions, components of a zoning ordinance, and where to go for more information.

Leyland Cypress

By: Craig McKinley Christmas Tree Notes

This factsheet covers the growth, planting, shaping and pests of Leyland cypress, a popular Christmas tree variety.

Methods of Moisture Content Measurement in the Lumber and Furniture Industries

By: Phil Mitchell Wood Products Notes

This brief factsheet discusses methods of moisture content measurement commonly found in the lumber and furniture industries.

North Carolina's Forest and Forest Products Industry by the Numbers

By: Eric McConnell, James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Clay Altizer, Barry New

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.

Balsam Woolly Adelgid

By: Jill Sidebottom Christmas Tree Notes

This publication describes the lifecycle, scouting and treatment of the balsam wooly adelgid, a tiny, soft-bodied insect, which appears when adult as a white, woolly spot on true firs.

Accomplishing Forest Stewardship with Hand-Applied Herbicides

By: Mark Megalos, James Jeuck, Colby Lambert, Wayne Buhler

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.

What’s A Timber Sale Contract? What Landowners Need to Know

By: Colby Lambert, Mark Megalos Eastern Forestry Notes

This Eastern Forestry Note discusses specific contract provisions that should be addressed in a timber sale contract. Sellers are advised to seek professional assistance to determine the value of what they are selling and to handle the sale when unfamiliar with the details and process.

Managing Backyards and Other Urban Habitats for Birds

By: Christopher Moorman, Mark Johns, Liessa Bowen, John Gerwin Urban Wildlife

This publication describes how homeowners can create backyards and other urban habitats that attract a variety of songbirds.

Minor Pests of Fraser Fir Christmas Trees

By: Jill Sidebottom Christmas Tree Notes

This factsheet about Fraser fir pests covers white pine cone beetles, bagworms, gypsy moths, Botrytis shoot blight, sooty molds, fern/fir rust, Rhizosphaera needlecast, Annosum root and butt rot, Rosellinia blight and Nectria canker.

Needle Cast Disease in Christmas Trees

By: Jill Sidebottom Christmas Tree Notes

This factsheet describes the symptoms, life cycles and control of needle cast diseases in Christmas trees.

Estimating the Volume of a Standing Tree Using a Scale (Biltmore) Stick

By: Robert Bardon Woodland Owner Notes

This publication explains how to determine the volume of a tree using a scale (Biltmore) stick and provides a template for making a scale stick.

Management of Phytophthora Root Rot in Fraser Fir Christmas Trees

By: Jill Sidebottom, Ron Jones, Mike Benson, Kelly Ivors Christmas Tree Notes

Phytophthora root rot is the only serious disease of Fraser fir Christmas trees in western North Carolina. This publication covers the symptoms of the fungus, how to avoid an infection and how to treat it if Phytophthora develops.

Who is Responsible for the Trees? A Citizen Guide to Trees in the Community

By: Robert Bardon, Brandon King

This publication provides guidance on who is responsible for the maintenance and care of public and private trees in a community.

Elongate Hemlock Scale

By: Jill Sidebottom Christmas Tree Notes

This publication describes the symptoms, life cycle and control of the elongate hemlock scale, a pest that causes white, waxy spots on the upper surface of Christmas tree needles.

North Carolina's Forestry Present-Use Valuation (PUV) Property Tax Program

By: Rick Hamilton, Mark Megalos, Robert Bardon Woodland Owner Notes

Qualified North Carolina owners of soundly managed commercial forestland have been eligible for property tax reductions since 1974 through the state’s forestry present-use property tax program. To be eligible for Forestry Present Use Valuation, qualified forestland must be actively engaged in the commercial growing of trees under sound management (NC General Statues 105 277.2- 277.7). Commercial growing of trees will entail a harvest as a thinning, partial, or complete harvest of trees (as prescribed in the forest management plan filed with the county tax office). This publication provides a brief overview of the complicated law.

Spruce Spider Mite on Fraser Fir

By: Jill Sidebottom Christmas Tree Notes

This publication describes scouting for and controlling the spruce spider mite, an insect that causes yellow spots on needles of Fraser firs.

Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees

By: Craig McKinley, Extension Forestry Staff Christmas Tree Notes

One of the more enjoyable Christmas traditions is to replant a living Christmas tree into your landscape after the holiday season. This article describes the process of successfully selecting, caring for and replanting a living Christmas tree.

Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

By: Gary Roberson

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn about the requirements becoming a commercial UAV pilot and how to obtain a remote pilot certificate.

Land Ownership, Liability, and the Law in North Carolina

By: Ted Feitshans, Robert Bardon, Ed Jones, Rick Hamilton, Mark Megalos Woodland Owner Notes

This publication explains the major laws impacting a landowner’s liability in North Carolina and the responsibilities landowners have for invited and uninvited users of their property.

Sample Timber Sale Contract

By: Colby Lambert, Mark Megalos Eastern Forestry Notes

This publication is an example of a timber sale contract for "pay as cut" sales where seller receives compensation once timber is harvested and leaves the property. The example details provisions that have "stood the test of time" and have gone through professional and legal review. The contract is provided for educational use and sellers are advised to seek professional forester assistance as well as tax and legal assistance as needed.

Understanding and Minimizing Veneer Checking on Furniture Panels

By: Craig L. Forbes Wood Products Notes

This wood product note helps wood manufacturers understand and minimize veneer checking on furniture panels.

Snakes

By: Gary J. San Julian, Howard A. Phillips, Donald T. Harke, Robert B. Hazel Wildlife Damage Management

This publication provides information on snakes of North Carolina-- problems, description of damage and animals, life history, and control.

Shaping Virginia Pine Christmas Trees

By: Craig McKinley, Eric Hinesley Christmas Tree Notes

This factsheet covers how and when to shape, prune and shear Virginia pine Christmas trees.

Soil pH Management for Fraser Fir Christmas Tree Production

By: Carl Crozier, David Hardy SoilFacts

This publication offers a discussion on how to lime Fraser fir Christmas trees. Fraser fir Christmas trees require a lower soil pH than most crops grown in North Carolina. Special management strategies for soil pH, calcium, and magnesium are needed to provide proper nutrition without over-liming.

Understanding Your Timber Basis

By: Mark Megalos, Guido van der Hoeven, Colby Lambert Eastern Forestry Notes

This note explains the benefits of establishing a timber basis for tax and casualty loss benefit. Step by step examples are offered for owners to understand the process of calculating a basis and adding and depleting it when managing or harvesting timber, respectively. Finally, a copy of the federal Internal Revenue Service Form T (Timber) is provided to show how to document the establishment of a basis with tax authorities or for your personal records.

First...See a Forester

By: Robert Bardon

This publication for landowners discusses the importance of consulting a professional forester before selling timber and describes the credentials held by reputable foresters.

Control of Root Feeding Insects in Fraser Fir Christmas Trees

By: Jill Sidebottom Christmas Tree Notes

This publication covers the identification, life cycles and treatment of several species of insects, such as May and June beetle grubs and root aphids, that feed on and affect root growth of Fraser fir Christmas trees.

Cottontail Rabbit

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Michael S. Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the cottontail rabbit. Also included are tips on improving the rabbit's habitat.

2016 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

By: Rajan Parajuli, Robert Bardon

2016 income estimates ranked by county for standing timber and timber harvest and delivered to the mill. Includes estimate of timberland by county.

Producing Longleaf Pine Straw

By: Rick Hamilton, Mark Megalos Woodland Owner Notes

Longleaf pine trees deposit a blanket of needles, often called pine straw, on the forest floor annually. It is possible to sell this straw, but in fact wise management of this resource can substantially increase the owner’s income from the forest land. This publication covers the basics of growing longleaf pine, raking and baling pine straw, managing for straw production and selling the straw.

Selecting Sites for Fraser Fir Production

By: Jeff Owen Christmas Tree Notes

This publication covers a full range of site factors that can help growers avoid problems in the site selection process for Fraser fir Christmas tree production.

North Carolina Lumber Production, Consumption, and Revenue Trends, 1998 to 2013

By: Eric McConnell

This publication provides information regarding lumber production by North Carolina manufacturers over a 16-year time series, 1998 through 2013, along with consumption statistics by downstream sectors and final users.

Bats

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner Working with Wildlife

Bats serve as pollinators of many food plants and are the only predator of night-flying insects. This publication explains the steps you can take to encourage bats on private lands, including building and installing bat boxes.

Rust Mites in Christmas Trees

By: Jill Sidebottom Christmas Tree Notes

This publication describes the life cycle and control of the hemlock rust mite, which causes needles to turn a dusty rust color and drop from several species of Christmas trees.

Resilient Piedmont Pines: Risk Reduction Guide

By: Mark Megalos, Colby Lambert, Rajan Parajuli, Heather Aldridge, Leslie Boby, William Hubbard Eastern Forestry Notes

This publication details simple, practical actions you can take to minimize costs and impacts while growing healthy pines. Specific focus is placed on maintaining forest health and productivity suited for a range of future conditions.

Balsam Twig Aphid on Fraser Fir

By: Jill Sidebottom Christmas Tree Notes

This publication describes the life cycle, scouting and treatment of the balsam twig aphid, a small, pale green aphid that feeds on fir trees in the spring.

How to Hire a Tree Care Professional

By: Lucy Bradley, Karen Neill

Proper tree care is an important part of a homeowner's investment. This publication guides consumers through the process of selecting and contracting an arborist. It provides several websites that list certified professionals and it advises what key items should be included in a contract.

Federal Income Taxes for Timber Growers

By: Guido van der Hoeven, Rick Hamilton

This publication covers issues relative to taxation of timber sales and timber management in North Carolina.

Benefits of Using a Consulting Forester

By: Mark Megalos, Colby Lambert Eastern Forestry Notes

Many forest landowners can benefit from the use of a consulting forestry professional. Most often the use of a consultant can be justified solely on the increase in the value, potential and productivity of your forest. This publication identifies multiple benefits of using a consulting forester for management planning, oversight, sales, and pursuit of alternative strategies of forest resource and risk management.

Life Cycle Assessment: Description and Methodology

By: Kevin Caffrey, Mari Chinn

This publication reviews methodology for environmental impact assessment and describes an example.

Enrolling in North Carolina's Forest Stewardship Program

By: Mark Megalos Woodland Owner Notes

This publication describes the North Carolina Forest Stewardship Program, a cooperative effort to help owners realize their objectives for managing their forests.

Building Songbird Boxes

By: Ed Jones, J. Chris Turner, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication discusses how to successfully build, install and maintain nest boxes for songbirds.

Construction and Tree Protection

By: Robert Bardon, Kevin Miller, Mark Megalos, Amy Graul

This publication describes tree protection strategies that builders and developers can use before, during and after construction to conserve healthy trees. Communication action to encourage tree protection and reduce the risk of injuring or losing valuable trees is highlighted.

Developing a Marketing Plan for Hardwood Bark Landscaping Mulch

By: Craig L. Forbes Wood Products Notes

A viable alternative for dealing with hardwood bark residue is to market the bark as hardwood bark mulch. This factsheet provides a succinct overview of the hardwood bark mulch industry and discusses considerations of developing a marketing plan for this product.

Beavers

By: Pete Bromley, J. Heisterberg, W. Sullivan, P. Sumner Wildlife Damage Management

This publication presents economical and humane ways to reduce or eliminate beaver damage.

2015 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon

2015 income estimates ranked by county for standing timber and timber harvest and delivered to the mill. Includes estimate of timberland by county.

Conservation Subdivision Handbook

By: Susan Moore, Steve Allen, Leslie Moorman, Christopher Moorman, Nils Peterson, George Hess

Conservation subdivisions (CSDs) are a design strategy that attempts to preserve undivided, buildable tracts of land as communal open space for residents. This publication serves as a guide for the use of conservation design for land use planning. It covers the benefits of conservation subdivisions, barriers to its implementation in North Carolina and a case study in Orange County.

Reforestation as an Investment: Does It Pay?

By: Rick Hamilton Woodland Owner Notes

This publication discusses reforestation practices and the information needed to analyze a reforestation investment.

Using the Differential Shrinkage and the Cupping of Lumber Spreadsheet

By: Phil Mitchell Wood Products Notes

Wood shrinkage is often calculated with the assumption that the radial and tangential shrinkage occurs parallel to the lumber surfaces. As a result, the calculated shrinkage has a built-in error in calculating the change in dimension as it ignores the curvilinear nature of the growth rings. This paper describes an Excel spreadsheet that considers the curvilinear nature of growth rings to calculate the transverse wood shrinkage and the amount of cup that might develop. The model is dependent on wood species, initial and final moisture contents, and location of the board within the log.

A Consumer's Guide to Consulting Foresters

By: Rick Hamilton Woodland Owner Notes

This publication describes the the benefits of hiring a consulting forester for North Carolina woodland owners. Qualifications of consulting foresters, selecting a consulting forester and services provided by consulting forester are all discussed.

Selling Your Timber? Don't Make an Uninformed Decision!

This publication explains the risks involved in selling timber without knowledge of current market conditions and provides guidelines for selling your timber with the assistance of a registered forester.

Measuring Impervious Surface Cover with the Pace to Plant Technique

By: Steven Frank, Adam Dale, Elsa Youngsteadt

Impervious surface cover increases tree stress and reduces tree condition. We developed an impervious surface threshold to help tree care professionals select planting sites where red maples will thrive. In this publication we describe how to estimate impervious surface cover, on site, with the Pace to Plant technique.

Cutting at Financial Maturity: Maximizing the Economic Return of Your Woodland

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon Woodland Owner Notes

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.

Five Year Movements in North Carolina Hardwood Lumber Prices, 2011 to 2015

By: Eric McConnell Wood Products Notes

Lumber price trends provide key information to parties across the hardwood value chain. The prices illustrated in this note are representative of a typical mix of hardwood species that might be sawn in western and eastern North Carolina.

Impervious Surface Thresholds for Sustainable Urban Tree Planting and Landscape Design

By: Steven Frank, Adam Dale, Elsa Youngsteadt

A foundation of IPM in urban landscapes is to put the right plant in the right place. This reduces plant stress and thus the long term costs of pest management. Impervious surface cover is linked to red maple condition and scale insect infestations. This publication describes impervious surface thresholds to use when selecting sites for planting red maples in urban landscapes.

Quality Control for Edge Glued Panel Manufacturing

By: Craig L. Forbes Wood Products Notes

Edge glued lumber panels are an important component of many high quality furniture designs. To insure panels of consistent good quality, it is important that the manufacturer carefully monitor several crucial aspects of the edge gluing process. The purpose of this report is to discuss proper manufacturing techniques necessary for quality panels.

Hummingbirds and Butterflies

By: Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner, Ed Jones Working with Wildlife

This publication describes how you can transform your backyard into an area that welcomes nectar-seekers, such as hummingbirds and butterflies.

Owls

By: Mark Megalos, Scott J. Phelps, Ed Jones Working with Wildlife

Owls play an important role in the balance of forest and open land environments. This publication discusses management of habitat to promote owl populations.

Maintaining Forest Property Boundaries

By: Mark Megalos, Rick Hamilton, Ted Feitshans Woodland Owner Notes

With the high value of timbered forest property today, landowners would be well-advised to take sufficient steps to protect their investment. Maintaining property lines and boundaries is one of the simplest, yet most often overlooked forms of protection from theft, trespass and encroachment. This publication details the importance of property lines and how to maintain or reestablish them.

Managing for Resilience

By: Mark Megalos Healthy Forests

You can proactively manage your forest for health and vigor and help it to adapt to climate change using many best management practices recommended in this publication. Covered topics include planting genetically diverse varieties, thinning and altering rotation length, prescribed burning and controlling invasive species.

Heat Sterilization of Hardwood Pallets and Pallet Material

By: Joe Denig Wood Products Notes

Manufacturers of hardwood pallets are faced with the prospect that they will be required to sterilize their pallets or pallet parts prior to export to Europe. The purpose of this factsheet is to give some insight into heat sterilization so manufacturers can make better decisions in the future.

Drying Softwoods for Value Added Markets

By: Joe Denig Wood Products Notes

In this wood products note, suggestions on how to select a proper target moisture content, conventional temperature schedules for quality drying, equalizing for a uniform final moisture content, and conditioning for stress relief will be discussed.

Economic Value of Biomass Facilities Contributing to North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS)

By: Helene Cser, Eric McConnell, Dennis Hazel

Publication on the economic value of facilities that generate power using biomass contribute to North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS)

Pine Tortoise Scale

By: Craig McKinley Christmas Tree Notes

This factsheet describes the life cycle and control of the pine tortoise scale, insects which accelerate the development of an unsightly black fungus on Christmas trees.

Rosette Bud Mite on Fraser Fir

By: Jill Sidebottom Christmas Tree Notes

This publication describes the control of the rosette bud mite, a mite that destroys the buds of Fraser firs resulting in holes in the canopy, flat sides, weak bottoms and uneven and/or light density.

Wood Surface Inactivation and Adhesive Bonding

By: Craig Forbes Wood Products Notes

From the instant an adhesive is applied to wood until the adhesive cures, several important steps must take place in order for a good glue bond to occur. If any of the actions do not occur, the glue bond will be faulty. Such is the case when gluing wood which is surface inactivated. The definition, causes, and prevention of surface inactivation in wood will be discussed in this factsheet.

Working Safely: Ergonomic Issues in Christmas Tree Harvest

By: Jeff Owen Christmas Tree Notes

This publication discusses ergonomic practices that can be implemented during Christmas tree harvests to reduce and avoid typical injuries.

Financial Incentives for Forest Management

By: Robert Bardon, Rick Hamilton Woodland Owner Notes

This publication provides an introduction to the various financial incentives available to woodlot owners. Both federal and state governments offer financial incentive programs; several of these programs provide cost-sharing payments that reimburse landowners for timber management activities. Other programs provide tax incentives, tax credits and deductions for reforestation expenses.

Forest Soils and Site Index

By: Rick Hamilton Woodland Owner Notes

Soil quality is the most important factor in forest management decisions. Soils will determine which tree species yield the greatest timber volume, the time to harvest, and ultimately, the investment a landowner must make to yield an acceptable economic return from forest management. This publication discusses site index, the collective influence of soil factors for a particular tree species on a given soil area.

Steps to Successful Pine Planting

By: Rick Hamilton Woodland Owner Notes

Successful pine plantings require a well-prepared site, quality seedlings, proper storage and field care of seedlings and timely planting by a crew trained in proper planting techniques. Most landowners contract with a vendor for such services. This publication gives information on (1) key clauses to include in any contract and (2) conditions which affect seedling survival and early growth.

White-Tailed Deer

By: Michael Mitchell, Ed Jones, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the white-tailed deer. It also provides tips to improve the deer's habitat.

Methodology for Determining Forest Sector Contributions to North Carolina's Economy

By: Eric McConnell, James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Clayton Altizer, Barry New Forestry Impacts

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.

Woodscaping Your Woodlands

By: Robert Bardon

Improving small woodlands is a step-by-step process. This publication will help wooodland owners become familiar with these steps, with the concepts of woodscaping and with ways to integrate concerns for wildlife, beauty and resource management in a manner that is compatible with current land-use activities.

An Information Guide to Forest and Wildlife Management

By: James McGraw Woodland Owner Notes

This guide provides lists of regional, state and national sources to contact for information about forest and wildlife management in North Carolina. Advice on how to request information is included.

Thinning Pine Stands

By: William Gardner, Robert Bardon Woodland Owner Notes

This publication describes thinning, the process of cutting or removal of certain trees from a stand to regulate the number, quality and distribution of the remaining crop trees. The reasons to thin, how and when to thin are covered.

Economic Contributions of North Carolina's Pine Straw Industry

By: Eric McConnell Forestry Impacts

This note provides an overview of the pine straw industry's contributions to North Carolina's economy.

Using a Compass and Pacing

By: Robert Bardon Woodland Owner Notes

A compass and pacing can be useful in many different woodlot activities. A compass can indicate the direction you are headed relative to magnetic north, and pacing is a simple means of measuring linear distance by walking. This publication will help you use a compass to determine direction and determine your pace.

Selection and Care of Christmas Trees

By: Craig McKinley Christmas Tree Notes

This factsheet covers selecting the right Christmas tree for your needs, as well as caring for your tree after purchase.

Protecting and Retaining Trees: A Guide for Municipalities and Counties in North Carolina

By: Robert Bardon, Brandon King

Learn how communities across North Carolina can protect and retain trees. This guide is based on a statewide review of municipal and county land use and tree protection regulations. The authors provide examples of ordinances in North Carolina that regulate tree removal, maintenance and replacement. They also discuss enforcement, incentives and alternatives and common tree conservation issues that NC communities face.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, water habits, home range and tree cover for the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Tips are provided for improving the squirrel's habitat as well as building a squirrel box.

Suggestions for Preventing or Minimizing Veneer Checking

By: Robert Gilmore, Stephen J. Hanover Wood Products Notes

This wood products note offers suggestions to help furniture manufacturers reduce or prevent the problem of veneer checking.

Using Animal Manures in Forest Fertilization

By: Cari Furiness, Ellis Cowling, Lee Allen, Robert Abt, Doug Frederick, Kelly Zering, Robert Campbell

Applying animal manure to forestland can help animal producers manage waste and supply forest owners with low-cost, slow-release nutrients that enhance production of forest crops. This publication is based on a research project designed to investigate factors that make forest fertilization with animal manures successful in North Carolina.

Soil and Plant Analysis for Christmas Trees

By: John Havlin SoilFacts

Nutrient analysis of soil and plant tissue should be an integral part of any tree crop management plan. While this publication was designed for Christmas tree growers, the principles outlined here may be easily applied to other tree crops.

Creating a Limited Liability Company or Corporation

By: Mark Megalos, Colby Lambert Eastern Forestry Notes

Protecting farm and forest land can be complicated. In this publication we interview a family that has successfully established LLC or limited liability company to protect their family legacy and smoothly transition ownership and proceeds between generations.

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations

By: Christopher Moorman, Rick Hamilton Woodland Owner Notes

This publication describes how to provide a suitable habitat for many wildlife species without significantly reducing timber production or cash flow from timber sales.

Raccoon

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, water habits, cover and home range of raccoons in North Carolina. Tips on improving the habitat of the raccoon also are included.

Snags and Downed Logs

By: Kent Karriker, Ed Jones, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication describes creating and protecting snags (standing dead or dying trees) and downed logs (a log lying on or near the forest floor) as potential habitats for a wide range of wildlife species.

Lumber's Carbon Product Value

By: Eric McConnell Wood Products Notes

This note provides an economic estimate of North Carolina's lumber as a carbon storehouse.

Southern Foresters’ Observations of Threats to Forest Health and Implications for Continuing Education

By: Rachel Greene, Mark Megalos, William Hubbard, Leslie Boby, Hilary Morris

Southern forests experience several threats to health and productivity, and these threats are expected to increasingly stress forests through the 21st century. We surveyed professional foresters in the southern United States to identify how frequently they observe seventeen threats to forest health, including climate change and its potential impacts.

Firewise Landscaping in North Carolina

By: Robert Bardon, Kelley Van Druten Firewise

This publication summarizes some basic firewise concepts to use when creating a landscape around your home. It also provides lists of native plants by their flammability ratings so homeowners can make informed decisions when selecting and maintaining plants.

Understanding Forestry Terms: A Glossary for Private Landowners

By: Mark Megalos, James Kea, Robert Bardon Woodland Owner Notes

This publication lists and defines more than 150 forest resource terms to help you in conversing with others about forestry matters and in making informed decisions about your forestland.

Recreational Forest Trails: Plan for Success

By: Robert Bardon, Leon Harkins, Mark Megalos Woodland Owner Notes

This publication explores proven ways to plan, construct and interpret various types of recreational forest trails.

Weed Management in Conifer Seedbeds and Transplant Beds

By: Joe Neal

Weeds compete with conifer seedlings for light, water, nutrients and space. Of these, light competition is probably the most detrimental to conifer seedlings. Shading will reduce growth, and generally weaken seedlings making them more susceptible to insects, mites and diseases. Weed competition has also been known to reduce winter hardiness. Consequently, an intensive weed control program is required to produce quality seedlings and transplants.

Developing an In-Plant Training Seminar on Rough Mill Yields

By: Stephen J. Hanover Wood Products Notes

This wood products note offers suggestions for developing a training seminar on rough mill yields.

Conversion Factors for Bioenergy

By: Oak Ridge National Laboratory NC Woody Biomass

This is a quick-reference list of conversion factors used by the Bioenergy Feedstock Development Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It was compiled from a wide range of sources, and is designed to be concise and convenient rather than all-inclusive.

Woodland Wildlife Nest Boxes

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Scott J. Phelps Working with Wildlife

This publication provides information on constructing and placing artificial nesting boxes to attract birds and other wildlife to your property.

Sawmill Safety

By: Joe Denig Wood Products Notes

The purpose of this wood products note is to help sawmills develop their own safety program.

What Happens When a Fan Goes out in Your Pine Kiln?

By: Stephen J. Hanover Wood Products Notes

This wood products note highlights a case study involving drying 4/4 pine boards in a conventional track kiln where a fan went out during the cycle. Airflow measurements and ending moisture content figures are shown by location within the kiln. General comments are made concerning what to do and what to expect when one or more fans do go out during a drying charge.

Reforestation of North Carolina Pines

By: Rick Hamilton Woodland Owner Notes

This publication discusses artificial and natural methods of reforestation that can be successfully used to reforest pines in North Carolina timberlands. Each method has advantages under certain situations. Landowners should select the best method for a specific tract in consultation with the County Extension Agent, County NC Division of Forest Resources representative, forestry consultant or industrial forester.

Black Bear

By: Michael S. Mitchell, Mark Megalos, Ed Jones Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the black bear in North Carolina. Tips for improving the black bear's habitat also are included.

Endangered Species

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Kent Karriker Working with Wildlife

This publication explains endangered and threatened species in North Carolina and the protective measures landowners should take to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.

Songbirds

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, cover, food, water habits and home range of various songbird species. Also included are tips to improve the birds' habitats, as well as a chart listing the habitat of several species.

Agritourism Opportunities for Farm Diversification

By: Susan Colucci, Samantha Rozier-Rich, Stacy Tomas, Stephen Komar, Brian Schilling, Jenny Carleo East Coast Agritourism

This publication explores the different types of agritourism activities that are available to farmers and explains some of agritourism's benefits.

White Oak Quality Index, 2016

By: Eric McConnell Wood Products Notes

This note describes how a quality Index can be used to predict the lumber product value of white oak logs.

Strategies for the New American Furniture Industry

By: Phil Mitchell

This publication suggests ways in which North Carolina's furniture industry can be competitive in domestic markets.

Northern Red Oak Quality Index, 2016

By: Eric McConnell Wood Products Notes

This note discusses how a Quality Index can be used to predict the lumber product value of northern red oak logs.

Communities Thrive on Trees

By: Robert Bardon, Kevin Miller, Mark Megalos

This brochure describes the economic, environmental and health benefits that urban trees provide to a community. It provides a list of organizations to contact for more information about urban forestry.

Wildlife and Forest Stewardship

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Rick Hamilton, Peter Bromley Woodland Owner Notes

Developing forestland to continually produce timber and provide wildlife habitat requires an active management plan. Forest stewardship, the process of managing all of the forest’s natural resources together, enables us to conserve our forest resources, including timber, wildlife, soil and water. Forestry and wildlife management are not only compatible, they are interrelated. Managing for wildlife habitat can even improve forest productivity. This publication describes the basic concepts of management, showing how forestry operations affect wildlife habitat.

Pools for Amphibians

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, J. Chris Turner, A. L. Braswell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food and water habits, cover and home range of a range of amphibians in North Carolina. Tips on constructing and maintaining a fishless pool are included.

IRS Hurricane Matthew Tax Relief

By: Mark Megalos, Colby Lambert Eastern Forestry Notes

Victims of Hurricane Matthew that took place beginning on October 4, 2016 in parts of North Carolina may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina. Following the recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced today that affected taxpayers in the counties of Beaufort, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Hoke, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, and Robeson Counties will receive tax relief. Individuals who reside or have a business in Beaufort, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Hoke, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, and Robeson Counties may qualify for tax relief.

Christmas Tree Production Best Management Practices to Protect Water Quality and the Environment

By: Jeff Owen, Rich McLaughlin Farm*A*Syst

This question and answer worksheet for Christmas tree growers describes best management practices to minimize the environmental impacts of production. Farm roads, field borders and stream buffers, pest scouting, safe pesticide application, managing ground covers, nutrient management plans and pesticide storage and disposal are covered in this publication.

Alamance County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Alamance County.

Managing Beaver Ponds

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner Working with Wildlife

This publication reviews the benefits of beavers and methods to manage and enhance beaver ponds.

Management by Objectives: Successful Forest Planning

By: Mark Megalos Woodland Owner Notes

This publication covers effective forest planning, including setting goals. Three owner profiles are presented and discussed followed by a worksheet to set your own priorities and goals.

Carbon Accounting: Description and Methodology

By: Kevin Caffrey, Mari Chinn

This publication discusses issues related to global climate change and the process of carbon accounting.

A Guide to Biomass Fuels in North Carolina

By: Matthew Veal, William G. Brown

This publication gives an overview of biomass fuels, important characteristics for consumers to consider, and the economics of using these fuels.

Planting Your New Stewardship Forest

By: Robert Bardon, Mark Megalos, Obie Willingham Woodland Owner Notes

Are you getting ready to plant your land in trees following a recent harvest, land purchase or inheritance? This publication explains how simple changes in planting design can benefit wildlife, timber and plant diversity...and your bottom line. Your rewards can be great and last for decades; all it takes is a little planning before the first tree goes into the ground.

Forest Health - Community Wealth

By: Rick Hamilton, Elizabeth Hughes, Mark Megalos Forest*A*Syst

This Forest*A*Syst publication is meant as a personal, confidential learning tool that will help you achieve your goals for forest ownership. First, answer the self-assessment questions on page 2 to determine where you interests lie, and then continue reading to learn practical ways of pursuing these interests. To gather more information, review the sources of information in the Getting Help section and tap these sources to learn even more. Also, don't forget to follow the directions for developing a management plan tailored to your dreams for your forest.

Branching Out: The North Carolina Forest Stewardship Activity Guide

By: Gail Chesson

Branching Out is your guide for helping youth appreciate and understand our forest and natural surroundings. Easy to follow classroom and outdoor activities link youth to the forest. Soil and water, wildlife, trees, recreation and natural beauty are the topic areas used to develop the concept of stewardship.

Herbaceous Plants for Wildlife

By: Ed Jones, Scott J. Phelps, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication describes methods for maintaining and establishing herbaceous plants as valuable sources of food and cover for wildlife in North Carolina.

Fine Tuning Equalizing and Conditioning

By: Joe Denig Wood Products Notes

This wood products note describes how to equalize and condition lumber during drying to avoid problems such as warped or split panels.

Bobwhite Quail

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Michael S. Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits, and home range of the bobwhite quail in North Carolina. The publication also includes tips on improving the habitat of the bobwhite quail.

Stresses Develop After Redrying

By: Stephen J. Hanover, Robert C. Gilmore Wood Products Notes

Properly kiln dried lumber stored, dead packed in an enclosed, unheated shed may pick up moisture. Redrying may be necessary. Drying stresses do develop during redrying and should be relieved.

Tax Treatment of Non-Business Casualty Losses

By: Rick Hamilton

A casualty loss occurs from an event that is sudden, unusual and unexpected. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and airplane crashes are all examples of events that could cause a casualty loss. Losses to personal property or real property held for personal use caused by these kinds of events are deductible, but the rules for taking these deductions differ from those associated with business or investment property. This factsheet explores the tax implications of non-business casualty losses.

Catawba County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Catawba County.

Beaufort County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Beaufort County.

Nutrition Management for Longleaf Pinestraw

By: David Blevins, Lee Allen, Steve Colbett, William Gardner Woodland Owner Notes

While the sale of straw represents a financial opportunity for some private timberland owners, it can be a potential problem because of the repeated removal of nutrients from raked sites. Nutrient losses from a single removal of pinestraw are small and not likely to affect stand productivity. Research indicates, however, that frequent raking can result in significant nutrient losses. This publication covers commercial fertilizer applications that can replenish nutrients as well as increase pinestraw production.

Site Preparation Methods and Contracts

By: Rick Hamilton Woodland Owner Notes

Most commercially valuable tree species found in North Carolina require full or almost full sunlight for seed germination, establishment and early growth. For regeneration to succeed remove competing trees, weeds and brush or reduce their density. Such steps must be taken before planting or before pines or hardwoods can regenerate naturally. This publication discusses alternative site preparation methods available to landowners.

Notes on Computerized Kiln Controls

By: Joe Denig Wood Products Notes

This wood products note describes a list of benefits that can be derived by using computerized kiln controls.

Handling and Storage Procedures Prior to Kiln Drying Affect Brown Stain in White Pine

By: Stephen J. Hanover, James G. Shroeder Wood Products Notes

This wood products note highlights a case study involving the kiln drying of 4/4 eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) from the mountains of North Carolina. The study was designed to determine the effects three different handling and storage procedures prior to kiln drying have on the severity of brown stain in the kiln dried lumber. Kiln drying very soon after sawing the log was the only procedure to prevent brown stain.

Wilson County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Wilson County.

Cleveland County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Cleveland County.

Voluntary Conservation Options for Land Protection in North Carolina

By: Mark Megalos Woodland Owner Notes

Landowners share a deep connection to their land and the legacy they’ll leave behind. With so many conservation options to consider, landowners need to have a working knowledge of the choices to protect their land in the near and long term. Landowners should identify their goals before embarking upon a conservation strategy. Once a conservation strategy is selected, then the implications of state and federal taxes can be explored. This publication reviews the most common land conservation and protection options.

Developing Successful Tree Ordinances

By: Robert Bardon, Mark Megalos, Amy Graul, Kevin Miller

This publication discusses how communities use tree ordinances as tools to protect trees, preserve green space and promote healthy, managed urban forests. To protect trees and prevent their loss in the urban environment, communities need to understand tree ordinances, their limitations and their proper implementation.

Mourning Dove

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the mourning dove in North Carolina. The publication also includes tips on improving the dove's habitat.

Wildlife Terms

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication functions as a dictionary for commonly used wildlife terms such as cover, daylighting, forage, mast and understory.

Getting Help from a Consulting Forester

By: Kelly Mance, Erin Sills, Sarah Warren, Rick Hamilton Tree Tips

Do you have a lot of trees on your land? Do you need help taking care of those trees? Would you like to make money form your trees? If so, a forester can help.

Timber And Landscape Casualty Loss Treatment

By: Colby Lambert, Mark Megalos, Linda Wang Woodland Owner Notes

Timber or landscape trees destroyed by the hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, and other storms are “casualty losses” that may allow the property owners to take a deduction on their federal income tax returns. The key for most cases is to figure out the “adjusted basis” of the timber.

Moore County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Moore County.

Haywood County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Haywood County.

Buncombe County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Buncombe County.

Buncombe County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Buncombe County.

Pruning Woodland Trees

By: James McGraw, Mark Megalos Woodland Owner Notes

Pruning woodland trees can improve timber value, appearance, access and remove dead and diseased branchwood. Although branch shedding or self-pruning occurs naturally, landowners often have objectives that can be enhanced or expedited by artificial pruning. Pruning is the removal of live or dead branches from standing trees. Natural-target pruning is a proven technique for removing branches that avoids discolored or decaying wood associated with other pruning methods. This publication describes when and how to natural-target prune young pines and hardwoods for timber production.

Low-Cost Habitat Improvements

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner Working with Wildlife

The smaller habitats that abound on private lands and in many backyards can be enhanced using a variety of improvement options. Wildlife improvements can be simple, inexpensive and fun for the whole family. This publication discusses selected low-cost habitat improvements that will enhance food and cover for wildlife on private lands.

An Introduction to Forest Certification

By: Susan Moore Woodland Owner Notes

Forest certification is a third-party evaluation of the management of a forest. Certification systems assure the consumer that the product they are purchasing meets certain standards as verified by an independent evaluation. This publication describes forest certification systems, procedures, and potential for landowners.

Sampson County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Sampson County.

Hertford County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Herford County.

Vance County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Vance County.

Durham County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Durham County.

Dare County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Dare County.

Invasive Plants and Your Forests

By: Hilary Cole, Mark Megalos, Christina Temple Healthy Forests

This publication describes invasive plants in North Carolina and provides landowners with information on prevention, management and eradication.

Forest Stewardship: Planning for Beauty and Diversity

By: Mark Megalos Woodland Owner Notes

This publication explains some common techniques that can be used to enhance the natural beauty and diversity of forestland. These techniques will help landowners set goals for their forestland, identify resources and develop a management plan based on scale and diversity. In addition, several different ways to manage for diversity including using open spaces, managing forest edge, using prescribed burning, caring for roads and trails and conducting a final harvest to regenerate your forest are covered.

Forests as an Alternative for Swine Manure Application

By: Cari Furiness, Ellis Cowling, Lee Allen, Robert Abt, Doug Frederick, Kelly Zering, Robert Campbell

Applying swine manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help swine producers manage waste and put valuable nutrients to work for forest owners. This publication is based on a research project designed to investigate factors that make fertilizing with animal manures successful in North Carolina.

Ruffed Grouse

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, home range, water habits, food and cover for the ruffed grouse in North Carolina. Tips are provided to improve the grouse's habitat.

Where To Go for Forestry Assistance

By: Bill Stanton, Rick Hamilton Woodland Owner Notes

This publication for North Carolina woodland owners compiles a list of technical and financial assistance available for the management of forest lands. Much of this help is free and can be obtained at county agricultural and forestry offices. If they cannot offer the services or information requested, they can refer you to the appropriate sources.

Energy Pellets: A Heating Fuel Resource for North Carolina Farms and Homes

By: Matthew Veal, Edward Godfrey III

This publication explains the pelleting process and considerations for consumers interested in either developing small-scale heating pellet production systems or burning pellets to meet their heating needs.

Minimizing Wildfire Risk - A Forest Landowner's Guide

By: Robert Bardon, Robin Carter

There are simple, proven ways to reduce the risk of wildfire. This publication explains how following basic forest stewardship practices can help reduce the risk of wildfire on forested property.

Alexander County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Alexander County.

Caldwell County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Caldwell County.

Yadkin County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Yadkin County.

Mitchell County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Mitchell County.

Carteret County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Carteret County.

Burke County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Burke County.

Bladen County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Bladen County.

Ashe County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Ashe County.

Yancey County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Yancey County.

Maintaining the Forestry Exemption under the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act (SPCA)

By: Rick Hamilton, Eric Deal Woodland Owner Notes

This publication addresses the guidelines to consider in planning timber harvests, site preparation and other site-disturbing forestry activities in accordance with the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act.

The North Carolina Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard and Its Significance for NC Forest Landowners

By: Dennis Hazel, Alex Hobbs NC Woody Biomass

The North Carolina General Assembly adopted a Renewable (energy) Portfolio Standard through passage of Senate Bill 3-2007. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) require that a certain percentage of a utility's overall energy sales must be derived from renewable resources. This publication explains RPS and the benefits to the forestry industry in North Carolina.

Wild Turkey Management

By: Robert Hazel, Ed Jones Woodland Owner Notes

Due to their particular requirements, wild turkeys are affected by woodland changes more than other forest game species. This publication discusses the needs of the wild turkey, habitat management and the management of turkey hunting.

Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

By: Susan Moore, Mark Megalos, Grizel Gonzalez-Jeuck

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with a flexible land conservation plan. A conservation plan describes your intentions and methods to achieve a desired outcome. To achieve your specific conservation vision, there are proven checkpoints to complete your journey. These checkpoints will result in a plan you can use to enroll your land in the conservation program(s) that meets your needs. Every plan may be unique but all will have the checkpoints of the journey in common. This handbook provides the recommended checkpoints to help begin your planning journey and simple tools to help you complete a working land conservation plan.

Alexander County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Alexander County.

Watauga County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Watauga County.

Northampton County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Northampton County.

Halifax County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Halifax County.

Clay County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Clay County.

Caswell County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Caswell County.

Cumberland County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Cumberland County.

Davidson County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Davidson County.

Alleghany County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Alleghany County.

Beaufort County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Beaufort County.

Economic Impacts of Using Woody Biofuels in North Carolina

By: Alan W. Hodges, Mohammad Rahmani, James Jeuck NC Woody Biomass

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.

A Short Guide to Modern Mapping Systems for Managing Woodlands

By: James Jeuck Woodland Owner Notes

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.

Wood Duck

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover and home range of the wood duck. It also offers tips on improving the wood duck's habitat, as well as instructions on building a wood duck nest.

A Guide to Managing Small Woodlots

By: Robert Bardon, Priscilla Morris

In North Carolina there is over 11 million acres of woodlands owned by 469,000 family forest landowners. These owners own their land for many reasons: family legacy, recreation, aesthetics, wildlife, and investment. The majority of these owners, over 55 percent, though own less then 10 acres of woodlands and are motivated mostly by noneconomic reasons to keep and nurture these woodlots. Many of these owners are unaware of the support and assistance available to them from state and federal agencies and programs that are designed to support forestry because they do not consider themselves forest owners or are unaware of such resources. If you are one of these owners of small woodlots this publication will provide you information on things you should consider in the management and care of your woodlot and who maybe able to provide you further information and assistance.

Preserving the Past - A Guide for North Carolina Landowners

By: Susan Moore, Dennis Desmond Woodland Owner Notes

As a landowner, you probably know of your responsibility to protect and preserve soil productivity, water quality, biological diversity and wildlife habitat. But you may not be aware of other valuable resources potentially on your property: archeological artifacts, historic structures and landscapes, and culturally important vegetation. These are known collectively as cultural resources, and this publication will help you learn more about identifying, protecting and conserving these resources on your land through the creation of a preservation plan.

The North Carolina Biomass Roadmap: Recommendations for Fossil Fuel Displacement Through Biomass Utilization

By: Ben Rich, Kurt Creamer, Bill Schy, Judy Kincaid NC Woody Biomass

The North Carolina Biomass Council developed this roadmap to be used as a tool to assist stakeholders in planning North Carolina’s future biomass utilization. The roadmap represents the collective assessment and expertise of the North Carolina Biomass Council and is a result of numerous facilitated discussions.

Wilkes County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Wilkes County.

Wilkes County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Wilkes County.

Wake County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Wake County.

Watauga County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Watauga County.

Wake County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Wake County.

Wayne County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Wayne County.

Transylvania County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Transylvania County.

Randolph County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Randolph County.

Person County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Person County.

Robeson County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Robeson County.

Perquimans County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers informations specific to Perquimans County.

Rowan County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Rowan County.

Pender County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Pender County.

Pitt County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Pitt County.

Nash County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Nash County.

Pasquotank County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Pasquotank County.

Pasquotank County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Pasquotank County.

Orange County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Orange County.

McDowell County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to McDowell County.

Martin County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Martin County.

Henderson County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Henderson County.

Iredell County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers specific information on Iredell County.

Duplin County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Duplin County

Greene County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Greene County.

Hoke County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Hoke County.

Davie County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Davie County.

Burke County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Burke County.

Camden County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Camden County.

Anson County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Anson County.

Brunswick County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Brunswick County.

Cabarrus County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Cabarrus County.

Avery County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Avery County.

Bertie County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Bertie County.

Torrefaction for Biomass Energy Applications

By: Chris Hopkins, Dennis Hazel NC Woody Biomass

Biomass has an advantage over renewable energies (such as solar, wind and hydro) in that it can produce both electrical power and liquid transportation fuels. Biomass is also carbon-neutral because in a broad sense, the CO2 released in combustion of current vegetation is captured by the next generation of vegetation through photosynthesis. However, biomass feedstocks (both forestry and agricultural) have low energy density and they are bulky, moist and perishable so that they are relatively expensive to transport and store. Torrefaction solves these problems by making a feedstock that is dry, does not rot and holds much more energy per unit of volume and mass.

Forests and the North Carolina Economy

By: Larry Jahn

The forests of North Carolina offer many benefits to all North Carolinians. Properly managed, forests provide wood products, jobs, clean water, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. North Carolina’s pine and hardwood forests support one of the state’s largest manufacturing industries—the $19 billion wood products industry. This publication highlights the importance of North Carolina’s forest economy as we enter the 21st century.

Testing the Waters: Helpful Online Mapping Applications for Woodland Owners

By: James Jeuck Woodland Owner Notes

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.

Forests as an Alternative for Poultry Manure Application

By: Carl Furiness, Ellis Cowling, Lee Allen, Robert Abt, Doug Frederick, Kelly Zering, Robert Campbell

Applying poultry manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help poultry producers manage waste and put valuable nutrients to work for forest owners. This publication is based on a research project designed to investigate factors that make forest fertilization with animal manures successful in North Carolina.

Forest Land Enhancement Practices in North Carolina

By: Rick Hamilton, Mark Megalos

The purposes of this publication are 1) to encourage landowners to evaluate the current condition and potential of their forest; 2) to suggest proactive practices, which enhance forest health, diversity and productivity and; 3) to investigate forest management and timber harvesting/regeneration options as they impact future forest condition, especially forest health, tree species composition and productivity for wildlife and timber.

Managing Edges for Wildlife

By: Kent Karriker, Ed Jones, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication describes edges (or ecotones), areas where two habitat types meet, such as a forest and a meadow. Edges are inhabited by some of the animals and plants that are characteristic of each original habitat, plus species that are specially adapted to live in edges. Tips for edge management are included.

A Family Forest: A Planning Guide to Protect, Enhance and Manage Private Forestland

By: Rick Hamilton, Bill Edwards, Joe Folta

This publication helps you envision what your forest can be and directs you to the professionals who can help you get there. Wildlife, recreation and aesthetics, protecting soil and water quality, managing a forest for timber and creating a family forest plan are covered.

Urban Wood Waste: A Guide to Managing Your Community's Resource

By: Karla Heinen, Megan Lawler, Melissa McHale, Nils Peterson

Effective wood waste management programs address the wood waste created in a community by treating it as a usable, and sometimes marketable, product. Through careful reuse and recycling, a wood waste management program can decrease forest management costs and the illegal and environmentally harmful dumping of wood waste. This publication covers statutes and regulations governing wood waste, ways to reuse wood waste and developing a wood waste plan.

Wilson County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Wilson County.

Hertford County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Hertford County.

Polk County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Polk County.

New Hanover County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to New Hanover County.

Mitchell County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Mitchell County.

Onslow County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Onslow County.

Lee County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Lee County.

Jones County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Jones County.

Lenoir County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Lenoir County.

Duplin County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Duplin County.

Guilford County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Guilford County.

Jackson County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Jackson County.

Chowan County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Chowan County.

Columbus County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Columbus County.

Davie County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Davie County.

Craven County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Craven County.

Cleveland County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Cleveland County.

Cherokee County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Cherokee County.

Davidson County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Davidson County.

Bladen County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Bladen County.

Economics of Harvesting Woody Biomass in North Carolina

By: James Jeuck, Doug Duncan NC Woody Biomass

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.

Getting Started with Your Woods

By: Kelly Mance Tree Tips

Have you just purchased or inherited land? If your land includes lots of trees, here are some important things to know.

2014 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon

Estimates of income of North Carolina timber harvested and delivered to mills.

Crop Tree Management in North Carolina

By: Robert Bardon, William Gardner Woodland Owner Notes

This publication introduces readers to the seven steps involved in implementing crop tree management. The publication is tailored to Southeast species, objectives, and forest conditions and explains how the approach might be applied to trees for wildlife, water quality, timber and aesthetics.

A Biomass and Bioenergy Glossary for Forest Landowners

By: Robert Bardon NC Woody Biomass

This publication defines unique biomass and bioenergy terms as they relate to forestry and forest management. These definitions will help you understand commonly used words and phrases that arise in biomass and bioenergy literature and discussions.

Gates County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Gates County.

Union County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Union County.

Scotland County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Scotland County.

Rutherford County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Rutherford County.

Rutherford County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Rutherford County.

Polk County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Polk County.

Person County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Person County.

Richmond County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Richmond County.

Pamlico County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Pamlico County.

Nash County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Nash County.

Orange County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific information on Orange County.

Montgomery County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Montgomery County.

Mcdowell County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Mcdowell County.

Madison County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Madison County.

Halifax County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Halifax County.

Lincoln County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Lincoln County.

Lenoir County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Lenoir County.

Henderson County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Henderson County.

Iredell County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Iredell County.

Hyde County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Hyde County.

Hyde County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Hyde County.

Greene County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Greene County.

Gaston County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Gaston County.

Edgecombe County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Edgecombe County.

Jackson County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Jackson County.

Currituck County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Currituck County.

Cherokee County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Cherokee County.

Swain County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Swain County.

Minimizing Wildfire Risk with Biomass Harvesting

By: Robert Bardon, Mark Megalos NC Woody Biomass

North Carolina is experiencing historic population growth, which has led to significant changes in land use. North Carolina’s population growth is expanding communities into rural lands and woodlands, known as the wildland-urban interface (WUI). It is in these areas that wildfire is a growing concern. This note describes how biomass harvesting can reduce wildfire risk.

Calculating Timber Loss for Woodland Owners

By: Robert Bardon, Rick Hamilton

Timber losses caused by natural or other external forces acting in a sudden, unexpected or unusual manner may entitle a timber owner to a casualty loss deduction. This factsheet explains how to calculate the timber loss for a tax deduction.

Alamance County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Alamance County.

Washington County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Warren County.

Sampson County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Sampson County.

Wayne County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Wayne County.

Warren County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Warren County.

Stokes County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Stokes County.

Stanly County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Stanly County.

Perquimans County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Perquimans County.

Richmond County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Richmond County.

Pender County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Pender County.

Moore County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Moore County.

Montgomery County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Montgomery County.

Onslow County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Onslow County.

Northampton County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Northampton County.

Lee County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Lee County.

Mecklenburg County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Mecklenburg County.

Macon County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Macon County.

Harnett County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Harnett County.

Haywood County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Haywood County.

Edgecombe County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Edgecombe County.

Guilford County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Guilford County.

Graham County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Graham County.

Granville County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Granville County.

Chowan County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Chowan County.

Columbus County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Columbus County.

Franklin County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Franklin County.

Dare County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Dare County.

Catawba County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Catawba County.

Chatham County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Chatham County.

Ashe County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Ashe County.

Anson County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Anson County.

Community Economic Profile: Buncombe and Orange County Examples

By: Matthew Langholtz, Douglas Carter, Alan Hodges, Annie Oxarart, Richard Schroeder, James Jeuck NC Woody Biomass

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.

Wild Turkey

By: Mark Megalos, Michael Mitchell, Ed Jones Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of wild turkeys in North Carolina. It also offers tips for improving the turkey's habitat.

Practicing Forestry Under Local Regulations

By: Brandon King, Robert Bardon, Mark Megalos Woodland Owner Notes

This publication examines tree protection regulations, zoning and other ordinances. Guidance is offered on how to practice forestry under existing regulations and on how involvement in the community can retain forestry as a viable land use.

Management Planning for Small Woodlots

By: Robert Bardon, Priscilla Morris

North Carolina has over 2 million acres of woodlands in holdings less than 20 acres in size (Brown, et. al. 2007). These small woodlots range from parcels in larger forested areas to patches of green infrastructure in our urban communities. The majority of these woodlands are owned by over 341,000 families (Brown, et. al. 2007) and go unmanaged. These woodlands provide environmental, economical, and social benefits to their owners and to the communities in which they are found. Through management planning woodland owners and communities can enhance these benefits by developing a road map to the future. Managing these woodlands to improve their benefits is a step-by-step process and this publication is a guide that will help lead those interested in developing a management plan through the process.

2013 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon

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.

Timber Management Goals Through Woody Biomass Harvesting

By: James Jeuck NC Woody Biomass

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.

Decision-Making Guidelines for Storm-Damaged Trees

By: Robert Bardon, Rick Hamilton

When storms damage woodlands and shade trees, woodland owners and homeowners have many questions about what to do with their damaged trees. This factsheet outlines guidelines for quick decision-making and priority setting.

Caldwell County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Caldwell County.

Yadkin County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Yadkin County.

Surry County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Surry County.

Surry County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Surry County.

Tyrrell County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Tyrrell County.

Randolph County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Randolph County.

Rockingham County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Rockingham County.

Rowan County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Rowan County.

Pitt County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Pitt County.

New Hanover County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to New Hanover County.

Jones County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Jones County.

Madison County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Madison County.

Martin County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Martin County.

Johnston County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Johnston County.

Johnston County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Johnston County.

Hoke County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Hoke County.

Durham County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Durham County.

Chatham County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Chatham County.

Brunswick County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Brunswick County.

Cabarrus County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Cabarrus County.

Granville County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Granville County.

Using Municipal Waste Sites for Cellulosic Biomass Production in North Carolina

By: Laurie Nielsen, Dennis Hazel, Doug Frederick, Elizabeth Nicoles NC Woody Biomass

This factsheet explores the potential for trees to renovate municipal waste materials, to produce cellulosic feedstock and to meet regulatory requirements for land application of municipal waste.

Consumer Perceptions of Character Marks on Cabinet Doors

By: Larry Jahn, Matt Bumgardner, Craig Forbes, Cynthia West

What do consumers think of character-marked cabinet doors? If consumers do not object to character marks—naturally occurring features, such as knots, mineral streak, and grain variation—then manufacturers have the potential to increase the value of lower grade veneers.

La ayuda de un cosultor forestal

By: Kelly Mance, Erin Sills, Sarah Warren, Rick Hamilton Tree Tips

¿Tiene usted muchos árboles en su tierra? ¿Le gustaría recibir ayuda para cuidar sus árboles? ¿Le gustaría ganar dinero por cuidar su bosque? Si está interesado, un consultor forestal lo puede ayudar.

How to Rapidly Inventory Scattered and Piled Forest Harvest Residue

By: Nathaniel Osborne, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel

Forest harvest residue (FHR) is an important environmental component, but how do you measure it? The recent surge and interest in renewable energy in the U.S., including wood energy, has brought growing concern about the impact of biomass removal and its impact on biodiversity, water quality and long-term site productivity. This document will describe how to rapidly inventory scattered and piled FHR.

Producing Firewood from Your Woodlot

By: William E. Gardner Woodland Owner Notes

Producing firewood from a woodlot can be an excellent forest management opportunity. Properly marked and administered, firewood cutting can produce immediate income while increasing the long-term value of the woodlot. This publication discusses how and when to harvest for firewood.

Utilization of Storm-Damaged Timber

By: Rick Hamilton

Following a storm timber owners are often interested in salvaging their timber, but the utilization of storm-damaged timber depends on physical damage to trees and the length of time between damage and harvest. This publication provides guidelines for the utilization of storm-damaged timber.

Gates County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Gates County.

Washington County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Washington County.

Vance County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Vance County.

Warren County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Warren County.

Scotland County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Scotland County.

Stokes County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Stokes County.

Stanly County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Stanly County.

Robeson County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Robeson County.

Mecklenburg County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Mecklenburg County.

Macon County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Macon County.

Harnett County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Harnett County.

Gaston County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Gaston County.

Graham County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Graham County.

Franklin County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Franklin County.

Forsyth County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Forsyth County.

Craven County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Craven County.

Caswell County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Caswell County.

Cumberland County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Cumberland County.

Alleghany County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Alleghany County.

Avery County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Avery County.

Air Quality and North Carolina Wood Energy

By: Mark Megalos NC Woody Biomass

High fossil fuel costs and concerns about climate change have thrust low-cost, home-grown renewable fuels, like wood, into the energy spotlight. The enactment of North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Portfolio has increased the interest and opportunities to burn wood fuel to make electricity, heat, and steam. This factsheet reviews the air quality impacts of supplementing fossil fuels with woody biomass and current regulation on emissions from wood-fired plants.

Woody Biomass - Frequently Asked Questions

By: Dennis Hazel NC Woody Biomass

This publication defines many of the questions often asked about biomass-based energy, the associated technologies and producing woody biomass. These questions and their answers will help you understand terms and concepts commonly associated with biomass energy.

Woody Biomass Utilization Study

By: Nathaniel Osborne

This presentation offers information on a study to determine the utilization of woody biomass in North Carolina.

Establishing a Partnership for Sentinel Landscapes: The North Carolina Experience A Dissemination Guide for Other States

By: John Diaz, Mary Lou Addor, Susan Moore, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel

This publication is a guide for states where military installations, agriculture, other compatible economic development, and natural resources drive the economy. This guide introduces the NCSLP and offers recommendations for developing and establishing such a partnership based on the lessons learned in North Carolina.

Union County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Union County.

Transylvania County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Transylvania County.

Yancey County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Yancey County.

Tyrrell County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Tyrrell County

Pamlico County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugarik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Pamlico County.

Lincoln County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Lincoln County

Clay County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Clay County.

Carteret County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Carteret County.

Camden County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Camden County.

Sustainable Woody Biomass Harvesting: Minimizing Impacts

By: Mark Megalos NC Woody Biomass

Woody biomass harvesting for renewable energy generation is likely to increase in North Carolina - sparked by higher energy prices and government policies to promote renewable energy. The expansion of a wood-based energy industry has prompted concerns about intensified forest biomass removal and its impact on water? wildlife, biodiversity and site nutrients. This publication reviews common, cost ­effective strategies that minimize or avoid woody biomass harvest impacts. Sources of information to prevent and mitigate harvest impacts are included.

Trees, Carbon and Climate Change

By: Mark Megalos NC Woody Biomass

Current policy discussions about climate change suggest that forestry is an inexpensive way to capture atmospheric carbon dioxide and potentially reduce forecasted climate change. This factsheet discusses which forestry practices are being considered to capture carbon dioxide and how landowners might engage in trading as carbon markets develop.

Los bienes de su bosque

By: Kelly Mance, Sarah Warren, Erin Sills, Liesssa Bowen Tree Tips

¿Tiene usted muchos árboles en su tierra? ¿Le gustaría ganar dinero de su bosque sin vender todos sus árboles?

Swain County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Swain County.

Currituck County Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Currituck County.

Bertie County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Bertie County.

A Landowner's Guide to Working with Recreationists

By: Ed Jones, Peter Bromley Woodland Owner Notes

With an increase statewide in outdoor activity, many landowners report unacceptable levels of trespass, littering, property damage and game law violations. This publication discusses (1) liability, (2) ethical standards for recreationists, (3) alternative ways of managing access to private lands, and (4) dealing with trespass.

North Shore Community Climate Readiness: Understanding Visitor Behaviors and Responses to Climate Change Projections

By: Allie McCreary, Erin Seekamp, Mae A. Davenport, Jordan W. Smith

This publication presents the findings from survey research with visitors to the North Shore tourism region along Lake Superior in Minnesota with the intention to to enhance tourism and recreation providers’ understanding of current visitor behaviors and how visitor behaviors may respond to various scenarios of climate change projected for the North Shore.

Managing Forests for Biomass Potential

By: Mark Megalos NC Woody Biomass

This publication describes the types of forests and conditions that can be improved by biomass harvesting to help you determine if it is the right choice for your land and situation.

Characterization of Woody Biomass in North Carolina

By: Nathaniel Osborne

To inform the dialogue on sustainability, the NC State University Extension-Forestry established a sampling study to characterize logger utilization and residual woody biomass across the state. Study sites covered all physiographic regions of North Carolina. On study sites prism sweeps for woody biomass (Bebber and Thomas, 2003) were used to quickly estimate wood residues left after harvesting. Estimated woody biomass residues were compared with scale ticket information from loggers, consultants and timber buyers. Logger utilization was developed using these collected data.

SIP Wildlife Opportunities

By: Mark Megalos, Elizabeth Hughes, Brent Wilson Working with Wildlife

The Stewardship Incentive Program (SIP) is a new program for private landowners interested in the long-term improvement of their total forest environment. SIP provides financial assistance to enhance or improve: soil productivity, water quality, fisheries and wildlife habitat, timber resources, recreation and forest beauty.

Empezando con su terreno

By: Kelly Mance Tree Tips

¿Ha comprado o recibido por herencia un terreno? Si su tierra tiene muchos árboles, hay cosas importantes que usted debe saber.

Goods from Your Woods

By: Kelly Mance, Sarah Warren, Erin Sills, Liessa Bowen Tree Tips

Do you have a lot of trees on your land? This publication offers ways to make money from your woods without selling all your trees.

EBCI Forestry Impacts 2014

By: Laurel Kays, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to EBCI.

Rockingham County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Rockingham County.

Forsyth County Forestry Impacts 2012

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel, Corey Sugerik Forestry Impacts

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina. offers information specific to Forsyth County.

Residual Woody Biomass Inventory Techniques: A Comparative Analysis of Prism Sweep and Line Intersect Sampling Methods

By: Nathaniel Osborne, Dennis Hazel, Mark Megalos, Robert Bardon

Prism sweep and line intercept methods were compared for accuracy and efficiency to measure woody biomass residues on a recently harvested site in Eastern North Carolina. A 100% tally control on 0.1 acre plots was used to compare volume estimates of tested methods. Estimates of residual volume were accurate and not significantly different. Prism sweeps required an average of three minutes per plot, whereas line intersect samples averaged seventeen minutes per plot. Prism sweeps were accurate and five times more efficient than line intersect samples.