A Forethought for Research

One of the things that makes the Duke Forest so special is that researchers have been studying it for decades. The incredible forethought of Dr. Clarence Korstian, the first director, to establish and study 87 permanent sample plots (PSPs) cannot be overstated. The life cycle of forests is slow. Studying… Read More

Stereo Photography Fun in the Duke Forest

You probably remember staring hard at the ‘Magic Eye’ images as a child. If you followed the instructions and relaxed your eyes in just the right way, the complex colorful patterns printed in newspapers and kids’ magazines would reveal dazzling three dimensional shapes above or underneath the patterns. These images… Read More

Duke Forest 90th Anniversary Year

The Office of the Duke Forest is thrilled to announce that 2021 marks the 90th anniversary of the Duke Forest Teaching and Research Laboratory. As the year progresses you will see archival photos, special posts and videos, and other ways that we will highlight this storied Duke University asset. Stay tuned… Read More

Mask Up AT ALL TIMES in the Duke Forest

Pine Cone man with mask on. Text says Masks are now required AT ALL TIMES on Duke property including the Duke Forest

Duke Administration released a statement on November 24th stating that in accordance with Governor Cooper’s executive order and Duke University’s implementation of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks are now required AT ALL TIMES on all Duke property including the Duke Forest. Read the full announcement here: Read More

Duke Forest Fall Zoom Backgrounds

Many of our lives have been virtualized during this pandemic. We are spending more and more time in front of screens and on video conferencing calls. Because many of us are also at home, we might like to retain a bit of privacy while on our video calls by blocking… Read More

COVID-19: 8/18/20 Update

The roads and trails within the Duke Forest Teaching and Research Laboratory, as well as the Al Buehler Cross Country Trail and the Sally Meyerhoff Fitness Loop, at Duke University remain accessible to the public for recreation use… Read More

Masks required in the Duke Forest

Duke "we're in this Together" distancing graphic with Pine Cone Man wearing a mask and description of mask rule

In coordination with public health measures implemented by Duke University, masks are now required when passing others in the Duke Forest and when social distance (>6ft.) cannot be maintained. So, please carry a mask with you, and put it on when passing others. While there have been exceptions to requirements… Read More