(a)  When a serious pest problem exists and subject to available funding, control projects are initiated on state and private land to reduce timber losses and control the pest.  Control projects are generally designed to halt the spread of a pest that poses a threat to forests in the aggregate as distinguished from threats to individual trees.  Control projects are not carried out in urban or suburban situations to protect individual trees unless economic and biologic evaluations by the division reveal that such projects are necessary to protect contiguous forest communities.

(b)  White pine blister rust is a disease of white pine trees. Infection is usually localized and spread confined to single land ownerships.  For this reason, control work by the division is limited to two man‑days per year per landowner and the landowner is required to furnish additional labor.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-22; 106-920; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 6, 1980;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 09C .0304 Eff. May 1, 2012.