Posted: October 8, 2020

Penn State Extension’s team of Forestry and Wildlife experts has launched a new e-newsletter, Woods and Wildlife News and Notes, a curated list of the most recent information, events, demonstrations, partnerships, and activities coming from the team. Forest Leaves will share the title and a thumbnail of these articles with you each quarter.

If you are interested in checking out any of these articles, its easy! Just click the links below or visit https://extension.psu.edu/ and search for the article title. 

Oak Wilt at the Stone Valley Experimental Forest
Oak wilt has been confirmed in one tree in the Stone Valley Experimental Forest. To control it, Stone Valley Forest staff and Extension will be experimenting with a new method. https://extension.psu.edu/oak-wilt-at-the-stone-valley-experimental-forest

Woodlot Tour
Caring for forests is an important topic. Watch this 16-minute virtual tour that provides answers to common questions and presents information concerning marking boundary lines, invasive plants, selling timber, and growing new forests after a tree harvest.
https://extension.psu.edu/woodlot-tour

Valuing Standing Timber and the Role of the Consulting Forester
As part of their ownership goals, woodland owners may want or need to harvest trees from their woods. Understanding the value of those trees is generally the first step in the process. https://extension.psu.edu/valuing-standing-timber-and-the-role-of-the-consulting-forester

New Plans for Chronic Wasting Disease Management
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has developed a new phase of the CWD response plan that should be of interest to hunters and landowners. https://extension.psu.edu/new-plans-for-chronic-wasting-disease-management

Pennsylvania Forest Online Seminar Series Began in September
This webinar series is for private forest landowners as well as the general public and will cover a variety of topics related not only to forest management and wildlife management but also water, wood products, legacy planning, and more. 
https://extension.psu.edu/pennsylvania-forest-online-seminar-series-begins-in-september

Time to Start Thinking About Maple Syrup
Autumn is a great time to start planning for the upcoming maple syrup season to ensure the necessary equipment and supplies needed to produce maple syrup are on hand when the season begins. https://extension.psu.edu/time-to-start-thinking-about-maple-syrup

Lichens: Do They Harm Trees?
People often think lichens found growing on trees are causing the tree to decline or die. In reality lichens do not harm the tree.
https://extension.psu.edu/lichens-do-they-harm-trees

Trees and Dry Conditions
In dry periods, like we've seen in much of Pennsylvania during this past summer, trees can be impacted by the lack of rain.
https://extension.psu.edu/trees-and-dry-conditions

One Herbicide Mix to Do It All (Almost)
Using a mixture of the herbicides glyphosate plus triclopyr provides a broadly effective and low-risk treatment for invasive plant species. https://extension.psu.edu/one-herbicide-mix-to-do-it-all-almost

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416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802