Plant identification: where do
I start? How do I get help?
What are the most common native
trees in North Carolina?
What endangered species are
found in North Carolina?
What are the poisonous plants
of North Carolina?
How do I identify poison ivy, poison oak, and
with wildflowers and native plants:
can I find native plants for Southeastern Gardening?
can I get recommendations on what to plant?
What can I do to learn more
about native plant gardening?
want to keep some remnants of the natural landscape in my home
garden: How do I choose what plants to remove from a natural
landscape versus what plants to keep?
there problem plants that invade a natural landscape and what
can I do about them?
care after construction:
What damages occur to trees
How do you protect trees
How do you care for trees if
you suspect damage?
(Description of tree biology, root systems and how they are
my soil good for gardening?
How do I get soils tested?
What are some tips for gardening
in North Carolina clays?
(Describe soil amendments and methods of incorporating
How do I prune? and When is the
best time to prune?
How do I identify and get rid
of pests and diseases?
(Usually isolated problems that do not need chemicals)
Tree disease / What is common
How do I identify a pine beetle?
What damage do they do?
problems (how to remove ticks,
what diseases do they cause, what is their habitat?)
common garden and landscaping questions:
How do I compost?
How do I control deer effects?
How do I start a water garden?
What are the best wildflowers
to attract butterflies?
do I start an herb garden?
How do I grow carnivorous plants?
What carnivorous plants are native to North Carolina?
in the Triangle Area:
Places to hike and explore nature:
Is there a list of NC State Parks?
What are County Extension Agents?
Where are the County Extension Agents?
Where can I find a list of North Carolina
local and NC conservation groups:
How can I contact the Triangle Land Conservancy,
The Nature Conservancy?
Nurseries, Garden Centers, Tree Care companies
North Carolina Botanical Garden:
How does one volunteer at the Botanical Garden?
What are the benefits of membership in the Botanical