Greetings NCUFC Members,
 
Hello again for the last time this year- and what a year it has been. I am glad to see it coming to an end and I am hoping 2021 will get us back to a sense of normal. With all the challenges that 2020 gave us, I want to take a moment to brag about the NCUFC Board for adapting and overcoming it all. A special thanks to Leslie Moorman and Mindy Hidenfelter for all that they have done to adapt to remote everything. Unplanned circumstances prevented most of our normal face to face meetings, including our Carolina Canopy events and the Great NC Tree Conference, from taking place as scheduled in 2020. It was even difficult to carry on with some of our tree planting events, which sometimes prove difficult to socially distance, wear face coverings, and dig holes to plant trees.  As I rotate off from serving as chair, I look forward to serving again in the future under different circumstances. I wish you all Happy Holidays and a New Year that exceeds all expectations.
 
Stay well and healthy.  
 
Jason Combs
Board Chair, NC Urban Forest Council
Division Vegetation Management Specialist, Duke Energy Progress, Inc.