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Accomplishing Forest Stewardship with Hand-Applied Herbicides
This newly updated publication covers methods, equipment, and landowner objectives.

Accomplishing forest stewardship requires many tools. Hand-applied herbicides are effective tools that selectively control vegetation in a variety of circumstances. This publication reviews the most efficient and cost effective methods and formulations to conduct forest resource management on your land. CLICK HERE to download a copy.
Training for Woodworker and Carpenters

If you have a more than a "passing interest" in crafting products from wood, check this out.

The NCSU Wood Products Extension program offers a hardwood lumber grading workshop on June 19-21, 2018 at the main campus in Raleigh, NC. In addition to NCSU Forest Biomaterials faculty, the National Hardwood Lumber Association provides expert instruction and participants can qualify for a NHLA training certificate. The Southeast Dry Kiln Club sponsors the workshop annual and a portion of the proceeds are used for college scholarships. Learn more HERE.
Severe Weather Season 

Time once again to think about the potential for severe weather in North Carolina.

All portions of North Carolina are susceptible to impacts from a tropical cyclone, hurricane, nor'easter and flooding rains. It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Now is the time to run down your checklist of personal severe storm readiness chores. Make sure your homeowners and woodland casualty insurance coverages are up to date along with all of the documentation you may need to justify any claims.

Woodland Damage from Storm Surge, Rainfall and Wind
Even if your woodland is located far from from the Altantic coast, the resulting storm surge can travel several miles inland. Excessive rainfall will increase river and stream flows and the resulting erosion can change the entire course of streams or rivers running through your property. The intense rainfall will wash out access roads, fences, and retention ponds. Windy conditions may destroy storage sheds and barns where you store chemicals and equipment.  Don't assume that a tropical storm or a hurricane on the low end of the Saffir-Simpson Scale will not have a large or significant amount of rainfall or flooding.
Coming Events of Interest to Woodland Owners

June 7-8, 2018 (Th-Fr) " Alternative Land Uses that Impact Forest Landowners" the NC Division of Society of American Foresters Summer Meeting. New Bern, NC. 

June 9-12, 2018 (Sa-Tu).   2018 National Convention of the Association of Consulting Foresters - Asheville, NC. For more details,  director@acf-foresters.org

June 12-14, 2018 (Tu-Th). Longleaf Academy: Fire & Longleaf 201. Weymouth Woods, Southern Pines, NC. For more details, The Longleaf Alliance

June 26, 2018 (Tu) - 2018 National Conference of Private Forest Landowners - Greensboro, GA.

July 20-21, 2018 (Fr-Sa) - Sustainable Forestry Conference hosted by Roanoke Electric Cooperative's Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project. Halifax Community College, Weldon, NC. Contact Alton Perry for details at aperry@roanokeelectric.com

October 24-26, 2018 (We-Fr) - The Longleaf Alliance Biennial Conference - Holiday Inn, Alexandria, LA. Details at:  http://go.ncsu.edu/longleafconference
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 2018 editors are:

Mary Lou Addor, NCSU, Eastern NC Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, Raleigh, NC
Robert Bardon, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jim Hamilton, NC Cooperative Extension Service, Asheville, NC
Alton Perry, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Colby Lambert, NC Cooperative Extension, Lillington, NC

Send Comments to: Kelley McCarter, at NC State University, Phone: 919-515-9563

NC State University
Extension Forestry
Campus Box 8008
Raleigh, NC 27695-8008
Phone: 919-515-5573
Website:  https://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/