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October 30, 2018

Unlike many understory plants whose small seeds can adhere to fur or feathers and be passively dispersed that way, trees typically have larger seeds, which animals disperse through frugivory or scatter hoarding.

Images from walks around the state (Photos by Barb Sellers, Matt Sampson, Mike Manes, and Henry Williams)
October 17, 2018

People all across the state came out to explore and celebrate the benefits, resources, and wonders that Pennsylvania’s forests provide us during the second annual Walk in Penn’s Woods on Sunday, October 7.

October 17, 2018

This article covers the key characteristics on how to identify tree-of-heaven and distinguish it from a couple of common native look-alikes.

October 17, 2018

Spotted lanternfly is a new invasive insect found in southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, and western New Jersey. It is a voracious insect that can feed on over 75 plants, including economically important crops like grapes, hops, apples, and other tree fruit. It also feeds heavily on deciduous trees like black walnut, maple, and poplar, having potentially significant impacts on the timber industry. Its preferred host is an invasive plant, tree-of-heaven, that is currently being targeted for spotted lanternfly control and monitoring throughout the northeast region.

October 17, 2018

Pennsylvania's Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee worked closely with the Pennsylvania Department for Environmental Protection to update the plans to comply with current regulations.

October 17, 2018

Updates on inspections and a recap of summer events.

October 17, 2018

Registration is now open for the 4th Biennial Forest Landowners Conference, slated for Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, 2019 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA.

Robb Piper (left) receives the 2018 Outstanding Inspector of the Year Award from John and Maureen Burnham (Photo by Caleb Wright)
October 17, 2018

The 2018 Pennsylvania Outstanding Tree Farmer and Inspector Awards were revealed at the 132nd Annual Pennsylvania Forestry Association Meeting on October 6.

October 17, 2018

New Publication Encourages Counties and Municipalities to Consider the Importance of Pennsylvania’s Forest Land in Comprehensive Plans

September 26, 2018

What to do with that mess? Pile it? Burn it? Or, tolerate it while it rots?

September 20, 2018

The Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) is proud to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website. They’ve redesigned the site with their partners in mind, to serve as a hub of information and updates on conservation in the Appalachians. With its new layout, features and resources, visitors will find it easier to learn more about the partnership and what they are doing to conserve birds and their habitats in the Appalachian region.

September 20, 2018

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.

August 16, 2018

The University of Maryland is offering their popular Woods in Your Backyard online course September 5 through November 21. The course builds off the publication created by researchers at University of Maryland, Penn State, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Forests for the Bay Program.

August 16, 2018

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.

July 31, 2018

How can today’s woodland owners foster and inspire the next generation of woodland owners who will ensure that our forests are retained and actively cared for?

This project brought together the community and state and federal agencies to help a landowner achieve a stewardship goal. (Photo by Bob Slagter, PA Forest Steward)
July 10, 2018

On a cold April day, 40 high school students and their teacher teamed up with DCNR, NRCS, and county conservation professionals to plant over 400 saplings as part of a riparian buffer project.