Natural Hazards

Preparing for Undesirable Natural Events

Natural disasters and other infestations can be detrimental to the health of a forest. Each state has different plans in place for when a natural disaster hits. Overgrowth of damaging plants and insects can also foster an unhealthy environment for your woods.  


Who should landowners reach out to learn more about keeping woodlands safe?

Your local forester is here to help you manage your land and create a plan to ensure your woodlands are protected.

What are some simple tactics to safe-guard woodlands?

Walk your land so you know what plants and species are there so you can discuss with your forester, and check for brush that needs to be cleared.

Key Resources

North Carolina Forest Health

(NC Forest Service)

North Carolina's Emerging Forest Threats: Management Options

(NC Forest Service)

North Carolina Invasive Plants

(NC Invasive Plant Council)

Promoting a Healthy Forest on Your Land

(Southern Regional Extension Forestry and NC Cooperative Extension)

Southern Forest Health

(Southern Regional Extension Forestry)

Management Guide for Invasive Plants is Southern Forests

(U.S. Forest Service)

Protecting Your Woods from Floods

(American Forest Foundation)

What you can do to prevent hurricane damage to your forest

(American Forest Foundation)