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Dr. Barbara Fair
Associate Professor

Barbara Fair

Contact Information

Department of Horticultural Science
154 Kilgore Hall, Campus Box 7609
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Office Phone: 919.513.2804
Fax: 919.513.3191

General Information


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Landscape Horticulture
  • M.F.R. (Masters of Forest Resources), The Pennsylvania State University, Urban Forestry
  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, Forest Science

I am the Landscape Extension Specialist and I also teach plant identification. I am working with the county extension agents, the urban/suburban communities and the landscape industry, and will certainly serve any others who need my assistance.

I have worked extensively in education, state and local government, and industry over the years and have developed many interests.

My expertise lies in woody plant identification and selection, maintenance, and planting. I am also interested in soil and water issues in the landscape, and am a Certified Arborist. I belong to the International Society of Arboriculture, and pursue many interests in this area.

My research efforts concentrate on soil and water issues in the landscape, as well as field trials directed at specific genera.