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Fruits of the Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)  Photo by Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org
July 14, 2017

During the summer months, we see a number of shrubs with beautiful fragrant flowers, that attract bees and other pollinators, and whose berries often attract a diversity of birds and other wildlife. Unfortunately, some of those shrubs are non-native and invasive, and although they may seem attractive, they can actually be quite detrimental.

July 14, 2017

PA Tree Farm summer updates and upcoming events

July 14, 2017

PFA summer updates and increasing the use of social media

July 14, 2017

Project Learning Tree to transfer from the American Forest Foundation to Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.

July 14, 2017

A statewide effort to build appreciation for forests, the people who own them, and the importance of tending them, the Walk in Penn’s Woods is a day with organized woods walks in each Pennsylvania county. Anticipated to become an annual event on the first Sunday in October, this inaugural Walk in Penn’s Woods day happens October 1, 2017.

July 14, 2017

Invasive plants are the scourge of many woodland owners. Trying to identify the pesky plants, knowing your control options, and keeping up on the latest invaders can be daunting.

June 26, 2017

Land is one of those things we “own” that will extend beyond us. We can use it carefully and, in the process, pass forward nearly all of its value. Alternatively, we can abuse land and the resources it provides and leave those who come after us with something of little value.

June 12, 2017

The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) has caused significant damage to eastern hemlock, Tsuga Canadensis, in ornamental plantings and forests across much of Pennsylvania. However, many trees are still surviving and in need of treatment.

June 12, 2017

Recent media reports have suggested that tick populations in Pennsylvania may be particularly high this year, leading to an increased risk of Lyme disease in the state.

June 12, 2017

A rare, potentially deadly tick-borne disease has been identified in Pennsylvania. Here's what to look for.

June 12, 2017

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

May 31, 2017

Change comes to all forests. No matter the change, some forests will survive the change with functions more or less intact; others are going to be severely impacted and lose their ability to function as they have. How do you determine your woods’ ability to survive change? How do you assess its resilience?

May 18, 2017

Updates from the Society of American Foresters’ publication Forestry Source on the battle against emerald ash borer. Please note these edits from the author: "I introduced an error when I wrote that EAB has not been detected in New Hampshire; however, the insect has not been found to date in Vermont, according to www.emeraldashborer.info. I checked with Mr. Sadof about the effects of EAB on white ash, and he said that “The vast majority are killed. Only a few survive.”"—Steve Wilent

May 18, 2017

Healthy streams and watersheds rely on functional riparian forest corridors. To learn more, come join the Rothrock Chapter of the Society of American Foresters as they host a summer field tour focused on riparian buffer establishment.

May 18, 2017

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

May 18, 2017

Word is starting to get around about the October 1 "Walk in Penn's Woods." We're getting lots of tours signed up and getting on calendars. Now we need your help to make it happen! Consider donating to help us advertise and market these events to interested members of the public!

April 26, 2017

In each season, we can gain new insights on how the woods function and what kinds of stewardship activities may be needed.

April 17, 2017

The new informal partnership for Penn’s Woods, Working for You, announces a statewide Walk in Penn’s Woods on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

April 17, 2017

Penn State Forestry Extension has just released the fourth in a series of Forest Science Fact Sheets.

April 17, 2017

Help researchers understand the extent of goldenseal occurring in Penn's Woods.