FORESTRY
Woodland Owner Notes eNewsletter
September 2019
Economic Contribution of the Forest Sector by NC Congressional District
Forestry plays a key role in the economy of North Carolina. North Carolina has over 18 million acres of timberland, which supports a robust forest products industry across the state. This publication breaks down how the forest sector contributed to the North Carolina economy in 2016, including employment, labor income, and more for North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts. Take a look at this article to learn more.
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Farm Bill 2018: Programs of Interest to Forest Landowners
The Congress passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill, in December 2018. This bill modifies and reauthorizes several agricultural and natural resource assistance programs for the next five years. In this article , we present some of the forestry related programs and their updates in the 2018 Farm Bill that are relevant for forest landowners. Read on here to learn more.
Forest Carbon Offset Markets
Forest carbon is considered a forest product that can be a viable alternative source of income for forest landowners. This publication describes the forest carbon market today and explains the possible opportunity it represents for certain forests. For more information about this potential alternative income stream check out the publication and contact our staff with any questions.
Ecological & Social History of Shortleaf Pine
Shortleaf pine is the most widespread pine species in the Eastern United States, with a complex ecology and social history. In this article you'll learn about the historic range, ecology, and current condition of shortleaf pine forests and the historic and current human use of the species. Click here to access the article.
Coming Events of Interest to Woodland Owners

September 4, 2019 (W), 1-2pm, A new pest: The spotted lanternfly. Webinar address: forestrywebinars.net. Have you seen a spotted lanternfly on your property or want to know more about this new pest? Sign up for the Spotted Lanternfly webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 4th to get the scoop on this new invader. Details can be found on the website, no registration is required. Webinar is Eastern time.

September 14, 2019 (Sat), 9am-3:30pm, Environmental Education for K-8 Educators: Project Learning Tree. Location: Reedy Creek Nature Center & Nature Preserve, Charlotte, NC. Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I or II in the EE Certification Program (K-8). Registration is required and the deadline to register is September 6th, click here to register. Contact Ariel Lowery with questions.

September 23-26 (M-Th), 2019 National Association of State Foresters Annual Meeting. Location: Asheville, NC. The North Carolina Forest Service is pleased to be hosting the 2019 National Association of State Foresters Annual Meeting in the beautiful City of Asheville. The conference will take place September 23-26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts and promises to be extraordinary week of fellowship, learning, networking and business accomplishments that brings together our nation’s forestry leaders. Click here for more details and how to register.

September 26-27 (Th-F), 8am-5pm, 11th Annual Great NC Tree Conference. Location: Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC. Come learn about a variety of topics, including tree preservation, integrating trees into stormwater design and management, hurricane impacts on trees and more at the 11th Annual Great NC Tree Conference. Click here to view the agenda and to learn more.

September 28, 2019 (Sat), 9am-3:30pm, Environmental Education for K-8 Educators: Project Learning Tree. Location: Agapé Center for Environmental Education, Fuquay Varina, NC. Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I or II in the EE Certification Program (K-8). Registration is required and the deadline to register is September 20th, click here to register. Contact Mir Youngquist-Thurow with questions.

October 9, 2019 (W), 1-2pm, Oak decline in the United States. Webinar address: forestrywebinars.net. Oak decline is a slow-acting disease complex that involves the interaction of biotic and abiotic factors such as climate, site quality and advancing tree age. This webinar will provide a general overview of symptoms, range, impact and possible management strategies for oak decline in the U.S. Details can be found on the website, no registration is required. Webinar is Eastern time.

October 17, 2019 (Th), N.C. Tree Farm Program Annual Meeting. Location: Jordan Lumber Company in Mt. Gilead. Come along for a tour of the mill while it’s in operation and learn about the sustainable forest management practices on the company’s 73,000 acres of timberland. Save the date! Visit the N.C. Tree Farm website to learn more.
Woodland Owner Notes E-news is a monthly email newsletter from Extension Forestry at NC State University. This newsletter is made possible through support from Renewable Resources Extension Act and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The 2019 editors are:

Mary Lou Addor, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Robert Bardon, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jim Hamilton, NC Cooperative Extension Service, Asheville, NC
Alton Perry, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Rich Square, NC
Colby Lambert, NC Cooperative Extension, Lillington, NC
Rajan Parajuli, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jennifer Fawcett, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC

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