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RALEIGH – N.C. Forest Service officials are discouraging outdoor burning due to the ongoing dry weather.

RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service will begin accepting orders Monday, July 1, for its annual tree seedling sale.

RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service has deemed five new counties positive for the emerald ash borer (EAB).

RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry program has announced that 71 communities, 12 campuses and two utilities have been awarded Tree City USA, Tree Campus Higher Education and Tree Line USA designations for 2023.

RALEIGH – March will officially cue the start of spring wildfire season in North Carolina, and the N.C. Forest Service is urging residents to use caution with all outdoor fires, especially yard debris burns.

RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service is offering a 20% discount on tree seedling orders placed by active, honorably discharged or retired military personnel during the month of November. Beginning Nov. 13, the discount applies to the first $500 of all new orders, up to a $100 discount.

RALEIGH – Roy Anthony Potter, 61, of Kelly, pleaded guilty to eight felony counts of intentionally setting fire to grass, brushlands and woodlands with the intent to damage property of another in Bladen and Columbus counties.

RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler today announced the promotion of Greg Hicks of Oxford to assistant commissioner overseeing operations of the North Carolina Forest Service.  Hicks previously served as assistant state forester.

Effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, the N.C.

Arbor Day is observed annually as a time to celebrate the importance of trees and the many benefits we receive from them.