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October 23, 2013

As reported in the recent USDA Forest Service forest inventory publication, trees and forests still dominate Pennsylvania’s landscape, but there are changes: total forestland is holding stable, but land being converted is going more and more to unrecoverable uses; invasive pests, diseases, and plants are significant threats; and adequate forest regeneration to establish the next generation of trees is absent on many sites.

September 20, 2013

Are you a keen observer and inquisitive about things outdoors? Maybe you should become a citizen science supporter. More and more scientists are benefiting from data provided by people who take the time to share their observations through various websites.

August 22, 2013

Penn's Woods are under threat from myriad invasive pests and diseases. Learn about two more - the Asian longhorned beetle and the Thousand Cankers Disease complex - and how you can help keep watch.

July 30, 2013

Multiflora rose is an invasive species, but it is now under attack from a virus.

June 25, 2013

How do you demonstrate your love of the forest?

March 29, 2013

Springtime woods are a celebration of change, emergence, and discovery.

February 26, 2013

Celebrate your connection to your forestland. Learn more about your woods and how to ensure your land ethic is reflected in the trees.

December 17, 2012

Ever wondered why some deciduous trees hold on to their leaves through the winter and others go bare? Learn about marcescent leaves and why they might just help a tree out...

November 1, 2012

With the long growing cycle of Pennsylvania's forests, many landowners work to make improvements, the benefit of which they will never see. Yet, forest stewardship must involve consideration for those who will come after

August 21, 2012

Locust leafminer and fall webworm are active in Pennsylvania's forests. What do these insects' activities mean to the trees they impact?

June 7, 2012

Pennsylvania's forests are under threat from myriad invasive insects, diseases, and competitive plants. With changing climate, what new threats will come? Good forest stewardship considers caring for resources for future generations as well as the present. How do we mitigate those threats for Pennsylvania's forestlands?

March 26, 2012

Women forest landowners differ from their male counterparts in how they approach their land ownership. Outreach programs are focusing on reaching out to these women forest landowners.

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.