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February 29, 2012

Just what will an early spring and mild winter mean for our woodland systems? How will a late frost impact forest wildlife?

January 23, 2012

An important component to winter tree identification is the shape or silhouette of the tree. The juxtaposition of the dark tree against winter snow or sky provides new "views" to learn your trees.

November 17, 2011

With the holidays approaching, it's a great time to share your story of the woods with those you hope will care for it after you.

September 26, 2011

Messy woods are good for wildlife - creating snags, cavities, brushpiles, and other structural elements that protect and provide cover and resources for a diversity of wildlife.

August 2, 2011

Sustainability is desired level of success when we look at how we’re doing in relationship to the natural world. A new report on the sustainability of our nation’s forests can now give us some ideas of how well we’re caring for our forestlands.

April 11, 2011

A new publication in the popular From the Woods series, titled Wildfire, focuses on fire in the Eastern forest. An overview of eastern fires, how to protect your home and property, and the benefits of controlled fires are covered.

March 25, 2009

Wildfire is not something most Pennsylvanians think about often. Most of the time, Pennsylvania's forests seem comprised of asbestos. However, in the spring a fall, for a few short weeks, Pennsylvania's woodlands are at risk from wildfire. Learn about to become FireWise about your home and woodland setting.

January 16, 2009

Many forest owners know what it's like to lose trees to theft. This article is about finding one thief still at work on your trees - the porcupine - and what you can do about it.