Greetings NCUFC Members,
It's September and there is already a hint of fall in the air. I am certainly ready for another season with cooler weather.  I hope each of you are surviving and are adapting to all the many changes we have endured this year. Remember to get outside during these stressful times and take advantage of the benefits trees provide to help eliminate stress. I hope each of you that participate in tree plantings, or planning for plantings, enjoys the next several months and take time to get outside. 
Meanwhile, don't forget to take a look at our virtual workshops for the fall, including a series of four webinars covering topics such as invasive species management and urban heat island mitigation. We hope to see you there (virtually)!

Jason Combs
Board Chair, NC Urban Forest Council
Division Vegetation Management Specialist, Duke Energy Progress, Inc.