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July 12, 2019

Take time to explore the websites and social pages of the organizations below to learn more about caring for your woods!

Tree-of-heaven is an invasive plant and preferred host for the spotted lanternfly. (Photo by Biogstock.)
July 12, 2019

Ailanthus altissima, commonly referred to as tree-of-heaven, is a rapidly growing deciduous tree native to northeast and central China, as well as Taiwan. It was first introduced into the United States in the late 1700s. Initially, it was valued as an urban street tree and was widely planted in the mid-Atlantic region. From there, tree-of-heaven has spread across the nation and become a common invasive weed in urban, agricultural, and forested areas.

July 12, 2019

The Pennsylvania Tree Farm (PATF) Committee has been working to add value for members of the PA Tree Farm community.

July 12, 2019

The Pennsylvania Forestry Association (PFA), our Nation’s oldest forestry association, prides itself on helping members.

July 12, 2019

For more than 20 years, the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Professional Timber Harvester Training Program has been teaching loggers how to properly implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect water quality during timber harvesting operations.

July 12, 2019

A group of 12 wildlife/forestry biologists has just published a book on deer management, titled “Deer Management for Forest Landowners and Managers,” based on their collective decades of research, teaching, consulting, and managing of white-tailed deer in northeastern US states.

July 12, 2019

Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land: Backyard to Many Acres by Charles Fergus

June 28, 2019

Introducing the pause in forest stewardship, minding the gap if you will, is a place of reflection, and its importance cannot be underestimated. It’s a time to seek out additional resources, a time to ask for advice from fellow landowners who’ve done what is being proposed; it’s a time to ask for help.

May 28, 2019

Removing invasive shrubs to restore native forest habitat brings a surprising result, according to Penn State researchers, who say desired native understory plants display an unexpected ability and vigor to recolonize open spots.

May 28, 2019

The PA/NJ Chapter of TACF is seeking volunteers to help conduct Small Stem Assays (SSA) with American chestnut seedlings this June. No experience necessary.

May 23, 2019

With increasing attention to pollinators and native plants that sustain those native pollinators, one may wonder if warmer-than-average or cooler-than-average temperatures have an effect on the emergence of pollinating insects.

April 26, 2019

Spring is a time of warmer weather, beautiful flowers, green growth, but it also heralds tree pollen season.

April 15, 2019

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources is in the process of revising their Forest Action Plan and Bureau of Forestry Strategic Plan. You are invited to share you feedback.

April 15, 2019

Based on enthusiasm and tremendous support, work has begun on the 2019 Walk in Penn’s Woods.

April 15, 2019

Information about the May 4, 2019 Tree Farm Tour in Warren County

April 15, 2019

Here in Southwestern Pennsylvania we have gotten a few glimpses of spring after this strange, very wet winter.

April 15, 2019

Pennsylvania’s Municipal Planning Code (MPC) allows municipalities to regulate forestry and timber harvesting activities through code. However, timber harvesting operations sometimes run into issues with “unauthorized local ordinances.”

E.O. Wilson's Half Earth
April 15, 2019

Edward O. Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life