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North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) and North Carolina Urban Forestry Council (NCUFC)

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NC ARBOR DAY - 1st FRIDAY after MARCH 15th

NATIONAL ARBOR DAY - last FRIDAY in APRIL

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Website: NCUFC - http://www.ncufc.org/

Website: NCFS -  http://ncforestservice.gov/Urban/Urban_Forestry.htm

Website: http://www.americangrove.org/nc
Location: North Carolina
Members: 61
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EDUCATION AND WORKSHOP PROVIDERS

The North Carolina Urban Forest Council sponsors educational workshops across the state and the state Urban Forestry conference (members get a discount to events).  Check out its events here.


NC Cooperative Extension is a statewide program through NC State University with a presence in every county, providing expertise on a variety of topics as well as workshops and events.  You can find a complete list of events here, where you can also search by county.

 

The NC Native Plant Society is a volunteer organization with chapters in various locations.  Besides being a good source of information on native species choices, they are also quite active with various fieldtrips and events listed here.

 

Alliance for Community Trees is a national organization focused on urban trees and is a great resource for information.  It also keeps an up-to-date list of big events across the country here.

 

The Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program is based at NC State University and presents a variety of programs to a broad audience, from professionals to teachers, landowners and others.  The upcoming events are listed here.

 

News, Events, & Discussion

ACT Policy News

Washington, DC (April 2, 2014) — U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified on Wednesday, April 2nd before the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on the President’s FY 2015 budget.…Continue

Started by Eric Muecke Apr 7.

Alliance For Community Trees Policy Summit Webcast, April 16, 2014

ADVOCATE FOR URBAN FORESTS IN WASHINGTON, DCJoin colleagues from around the country for the Alliance for Community Trees 2014 Annual Policy Summit in our nation’s capitol. This year’s Summit kicks off with an information-filled Policy Webcast on…Continue

Started by Eric Muecke Mar 31.

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Comment by Eric Muecke yesterday

From the USFS out of Asheville, NC:

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 25, 2014 — The spring fire season has arrived, and federal officials are asking visitors to the national forests and neighbors to help prevent the next wildfire. The USDA Forest Service (USFS) National Forests in North Carolina urges residents throughout the state to keep safety in mind and exercise caution during the spring fire season that typically lasts until late April to mid-May.

Nine out of 10 wildfires in North Carolina are started by humans. Residents and visitors to the state are urged to be extremely careful during this time period that is often characterized by dry and/or windy conditions.

In the spring, people do a lot of yard work that often includes burning leaves and yard debris. In North Carolina, more than 40 percent of all wildfires are caused by careless debris burning – the number one cause of wildfires in the state. Private landowners who cause wildfires may be liable for fire suppression costs on state and national forest land if a fire originates on their property.

Click here for more information.

Comment by Eric Muecke on April 16, 2014 at 10:02am

Well, my birdbath was frozen solid and the hummingbird feeder was half frozen this morning (4/16/2014).  What can this mean for my trees and other landscaping?  The news isn't good...  However there is some good information on frost damage prevention and recovery available at the Missouri Botanical Garden Website.  Click here for more information.

Comment by Jennifer D Rall on March 26, 2014 at 1:33pm

Winners of the N.C. Forest Service’s second annual Arbor Day Photo Contest have been announced. The contest challenged students in fifth through 12th grades to not only capture the beauty of a tree or forest, but also describe the benefits of trees to the urban environment today and for past generations in a short narrative focusing on trees “Young and Old.”

The winners were honored at the State Arbor Day Celebration on March 22 at the State Farmers' Market in Raleigh.  To view the winning photographs, visit our web page at: http://www.ncforestservice.gov/Urban/arbor_day_photo_contest.htm

 

Comment by Nancy Stairs on March 17, 2014 at 9:23am

Across NC, many communities celebrate their Arbor Day around the same time as the State Arbor Day. See us at the Farmers Market:

Your invitation

Does your community have an event?  Here are several NC communities that have events.  Maybe you can get some ideas.

Wake Forest

Jacksonville

Cary

Wilson

Indian Trail

Southern Pines

Comment by Nancy Stairs on March 10, 2014 at 4:10pm

NC Arbor Day is a time of year when many local communities also celebrate their local Arbor Day.  All Tree City USA communities celebrate Arbor Day.

 

Do you live in a Tree City?

Click here to find out:    TCUSA map

Comment by Nancy Stairs on March 7, 2014 at 2:02pm

The North Carolina Urban Forest Council has announced its tree planting grant program is open for applications for 2014.

 

Legacy Tree Fund

Comment by Nancy Stairs on March 3, 2014 at 1:50pm

Arbor Day in North Carolina is March 21.  NCFS will be at the Farmer's Market in Raleigh on March 22 with information and with the winners of the photography contest.

Last year's photo winners:  http://ncforestservice.gov/Urban/2013_PhotoContestWinners.htm

Arbor Day:  http://ncforestservice.gov/Urban/history_of_arbor_day.htm

North Carolina's Arbor Day:  http://ncforestservice.gov/Urban/nc_arbor_day.htm

 

 

Comment by Alan Moore on January 28, 2014 at 9:47am

This month's issue of The Outlook, a newsletter from Dovetail Partners includes 3 reports focused on urban forestry and a new resource for teachers looking to engage their students in discovering the importance of trees and forests in our urban areas.  The reports are 3 to 6 years old, but still very relevant.

An Evolving Discipline - http://www.dovetailinc.org/file/DovetailUrbanForestry1010.pdf

Urban Tree Utilization - http://www.dovetailinc.org/files/DovetailUrban0108ig.pdf

Urban Fruit Production - http://www.dovetailinc.org/files/DovetailUrbanFruit0411.pdf.

The tool for teachers is here - http://dovetailinc.org/content/new-teachers-tools-focused-urban-for...

Comment by Alan Moore on January 21, 2014 at 8:38am

Tornadoes have the Fujita scale and hurricanes the Saffir-Simpson scale.  Consider another weather event that can affect the urban forest - an ice storm.  To help anticipate what an ice storm might do to the urban forest the "Sperry-Piltz Ice Accumulation Index" (SPIA) uses forecast information to rate an upcoming ice storm's impact.  Read about this scale here - http://www.freep.com/article/20131221/NEWS07/312210057/The-ice-stor...

Comment by Alan Moore on January 16, 2014 at 9:23am

Here's an article to get you excited about increasing biodiversity in our urban areas - http://e360.yale.edu/feature/urban_nature_how_to_foster_biodiversit....

 

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