Ask Bob – Answered

We asked you to send us any questions you had for our Public Lands Director, Bob Gale. You sent us some great questions that you can find answered in the video below. If you don’t have time to watch the whole video, check the outline to jump straight to a topic that interests you.


Susan F: 0:45 (unripe figs), 2:30 (gingko tree care)
Sarah G: 3:33 (English ivy)
Danny L & Paul C: 5:12 (multiflora rose)
Nancy B, Melanie F, Sarah G, Paul C: 6:40 (poison ivy)
Melanie F & Sarah G: 8:00 (wisteria & honeysuckle)
Linda A: 9:15 (periwinkle)
Suzi J: 10:40 (non-native invasives), 13:00 (mound builder ants)
Valeria T: 14:15 (Japanese knotweed)
Jim N: 16:02 (guides)
Leslie W: 17:00 (lambs ear/mullein)
Crystal L: 19:05 (privet)

Western North Carolina is blessed with more than 1.5 million acres of public land, including Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway and several state-owned parks, forests and natural areas. These public lands support the headwaters of our rivers, beautiful mountain vistas, one of the most diverse temperate forests on the planet, and a thriving economy in tourism, crafts and recreation.
During its 30-year history, WNCA (now MountainTrue) has twice prevented logging in the Asheville Watershed, first in 1990 and again in 2004. Eventually the City of Asheville placed a conservation easement over 17,356 acres of the watershed.