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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

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Chinese Tallow Tree

The Chinese tallow tree, Triadica sebifera (formerly Sapium sebiferum) is an invasive plant of significant concern for the southeastern U.S. Historically it has been …

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Yaupon Psyllids

Yaupon psyllid (Gyropsylla ilecis) galls were recently noticed on yaupon hollies (Ilex vomitoria), including the cultivar ‘Will Fleming,’ at …

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Poncirus Trifoliata: Friend or Foe?

Poncirus trifoliata, also known as hardy orange and trifoliate orange, is occasionally seen in landscapes but is not particularly …

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Persimmons in October

As of October 20, the fruits of our local persimmon trees (Diospyros virginiana) are ripening and will soon be dropping …

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

!!Save the Dates!! Household Hazardous Waste Collection Carteret County Saturday, September 25, 2021, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carteret County Health Department 3820 Bridges …