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Timber Harvest Planned At Holmes Educational State Forest In January –  Pisgah Forest NC


The N.C. Forest Service is planning to harvest timber at Holmes Educational State Forest in January. The harvest, which could take several weeks to complete, will take place on roughly eight acres just north of Crab Creek Road. The tract is currently over-crowded with poor-quality trees because of disease, fire suppression and storm damage.

The timber harvest has two main objectives: To create an ideal area for the natural regeneration of healthy white pine and yellow poplar, and to enhance songbird and non-game animal habitat by increasing plant diversity.

“The harvesting of trees is o...

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