Planting Trees in North Carolina

Bladen Lake State Forest NC

Bladen Lake State Forest


Spanning more than 33,000 acres, Bladen Lakes State Forest is the largest state-owned forest in North Carolina. While it offers an array of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, this land also serves as an education and research space for universities and other related agencies. Reforestation efforts are currently underway to support the overall health of the forest ecosystem. A native mix of loblolly pine and longleaf pine will be used to supplement existing tree stands and replace nonnative slash pines. This work will ensure a sustainable future for the forest as well as improved habitat for many different species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. In particular, the added native pines will support the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Through this restoration, the forest can continue to offer educational tours and recreational activities in addition to all the environmental benefits trees provide.


P.O. Box 1548
Pittsboro, NC 27312