The International Day of Action on Biomass

From the piney woods of Mississippi, to the swamps of Georgia, and over to the wetlands of the coast of North Carolina, I love the forests of our region dearly. My eyes light up every time I see magnificent trees kiss the Southern skies. You don’t grow up surrounded by that type of beauty and […]

Ghost Forests: A Tangible Sign of the Climate Crisis

What is a Ghost Forest? The climate crisis is killing coastal forests at an alarming rate and leaving watery graves behind. We’re in a race against time. As the climate warms, sea levels are rising. Storms, droughts, flooding, and fires are growing in frequency and intensity. One of the clearest indicators that we’re in trouble […]

North Carolinians Speak Out on Forests

Guest Post By Brianna Cunliffe North Carolina’s forests are in peril. Governor Cooper and state laws fail to stop destructive logging and dirty bioenergy.  The timber industry claims carbon neutrality, evading accountability for the harms it generates. But across party lines, North Carolinians are getting tired of the greenwashing. Dogwood Alliance asked 1,000 people how […]

Community Roots Climate Bill of Rights

Dogwood Alliance is in support of the Community Roots Climate Bill of Rights for Asheville, NC. We thank our good friends at Community Roots for their beautiful work and vision. We need true climate justice in North Carolina. The Community Climate Bill of Rights is paradigm-shifting local level legislation. It asserts our Rights for local […]

The Legacy of Longleaf Pine

Guest post by Amber Skinner Have you ever wondered where the term “tar heel”, a common nickname for North Carolinians, came from? For centuries North Carolina residents collected tar from trees, and then they’d be covered in the messy substance: hence the name. The tar, however, came from a very special type of tree known […]

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) cones, multiple, brown - Davie, Florida, USA