Skip to main content

NC State Extension

Forest Health

en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

Managing for forest health focuses on reducing the risk associated with biotic pests (insects and disease) and abiotic issues (wildfire, drought, more). Sound forest management can help you achieve a healthy, sustainable forest.

Invasive Pest Range Maps

Forest pest range maps help forest resource managers understand threats to their forests and make better management decisions. The following maps are georeferenced and can be opened in compatible apps (e.g., Avenza Maps).

NC State Extension Videos


These publications provide information that can help you in managing a healthy forest. Some of the publications are in pdf format and are available free for downloading. A free pdf reader can be downloaded from Adobe.

Extension Programs

  • The Bradford Pear Bounty aims to replace landscape and ornamental varieties of Pryus calleryana (including but not limited to the ‘Bradford’ variety). Homeowners who cut their pear downs receive a free native replacement. This program also seeks to raise awareness for the invasive properties of this tree.
  • Poolside Pests is a program that aims to increase public awareness and citizen reporting of invasive species. When new pests are detected quickly, eradication efforts are more successful and our forests stay healthier.

Written By

Kelly Oten, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Kelly OtenAssistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Forest Health Call Dr. Kelly Email Dr. Kelly Forestry & Environmental Resources
NC State Extension, NC State University
Page Last Updated: 1 year ago
Was the information on this page helpful? Yes check No close