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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

April 15, 2019

New Publication from Penn State Ag Alternatives

April 15, 2019

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.

March 31, 2019

There are many types of woodland stand improvement activities that yield small diameter and low-value wood; however, one may be left wondering if there is some creative use of these materials. As it turns out, there are some existing and emerging markets for low-value wood.

February 26, 2019

In Pennsylvania, forests serve many functions that affect both water quantity and quality.

February 21, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019. Space is limited. Hosted by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.

Allium tricoccum, ramps, produce leaves before most other plants in the spring.
February 21, 2019

Pennsylvania forestlands are home to a unique forest plant sought for its pungent onion-like taste: ramps or wild leek (Allium tricoccum).

Results of a high-graded forest. (Photo by Jim Finley)
February 21, 2019

Despite the importance of forests in PA, many forests have become degraded due to past timber harvesting practices that have mainly removed the largest and most valuable trees from the forest and left behind the smaller, lower-quality ones.

February 21, 2019

Hosted by the University of Maryland, Wednesday, March 13 to Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Online - registration is now open!

February 21, 2019

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.

January 29, 2019

Smaller-acreage woodlands can play an important role in providing diversity of age and structure in forest habitat.

Once you’ve identified an egg mass, use a hard, flat edge to scrape the masses off of the surface and into a container filled with alcohol or hand sanitizer.(Photo by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.)
January 11, 2019

We’ve now traded the growing season’s lively buzz for the still, quiet woods of winter, but even during this time of year, we can be proactive and vigilant in monitoring and managing forest health threats.

January 11, 2019

As of December 2018, after months of negotiations, the US House and Senate have reached agreement and will soon be sending the 2018 Farm Bill for final approval by the President. The Farm Bill continues to support farmers in producing food while also improving the natural resources upon which we all depend. The Farm Bill has played a significant role in helping people care for their woodlands since the bill’s Forestry Title was first created in 2002.