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June 14, 2018

A veteran of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Bureau of Forestry has been appointed state forester and will serve as director of the bureau. Ellen M. Shultzabarger, who has worked for 14 years in various positions in the Bureau of Forestry, begins as the bureau director starting June 11.

June 14, 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.

The brown margins, and curling edges of this anthracnose infected chestnut oak are an early giveaway to the disease. Photo by Brent Harding, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.
June 4, 2018

Have you noticed more than a few oak trees losing leaves or showing brownish, papery, or necrotic foliage lately? You may be one of many central Pennsylvanians noticing an abundance of oak anthracnose, caused by the fungal pathogen Apiognomonia quercina.

May 25, 2018

The time is ripe for entrepreneurship and cultivating woodland enterprises in Pennsylvania.

May 17, 2018

In this video, you will meet John Hoover and Mike and Laura Jackson, Pennsylvania landowners who are using targeted cuts to manage for diverse forests on their properties. Healthy forests, just like healthy human populations, are sustained by a diversity of ages. Each group has a role to play in maintaining the whole community over the long term. But forests are becoming homogenous especially in the East, and diverse forests are on the decline. The loss of diverse forests negatively impacts on many different wildlife species, including the golden-winged warbler and cerulean warbler.

May 17, 2018

Penn State Extension has released a new "Learn Now" video to assist in the identification of Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus). With recent efforts to combat the spread of spotted lanternfly, this information is very important to ensure landowners are removing the correct trees!

May 17, 2018

Spring has finally arrived, landscapers and home gardeners are ready to get out and work in their yards. Some of that work will entail spreading mulch on newly planted and existing trees. Before you do, be sure to read the new fact sheet just released by Penn State Extension’s natural resources educator Dave Jackson, entitled Mulching Landscape Trees.

May 17, 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.

April 27, 2018

Across Pennsylvania it is a season of wonder in the woods as the plant community comes alive and takes advantage of the longer, brighter days and warming soils.

Making a story map is a fun way to share your forest with others. You can start a map using the Tour Builder in ArcGIS and importing your images, as shown.
April 9, 2018

A story map is a simple way to share information about a place, embedding images, videos, and/or data into a customized map to share with other people.

Melissa Kreye
April 9, 2018

Melissa is the new Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Management in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State

Sarah Wurzbacher
April 9, 2018

Sarah is a new Forest Resources Extension Educator based in Williamsport.

April 9, 2018

The PA Tree Farm Committee is focused on inspections and adding value for 2018.

April 9, 2018

Arlyn and Marial Perkey, 2017 Pennsylvania Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, invite you to their Greene County, Pennsylvania Tree Farm.

Blustery, cold weather didn’t stop 36 hunters, along with 19 sponsors, from raising over $7,000 for Pennsylvania Children’s Hospitals.
April 9, 2018

The Pennsylvania forestry community recently raised a generous amount for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) designated Pennsylvania Children’s Hospitals by conducting a Log A Load For Kids Pheasant Hunt sporting event at the Warriors Mark Wing Shooting Lodge near Gintner, PA.

April 9, 2018

SFI Inc. is rolling out a new certification module to increase small land certification in the United States and Canada.

March 26, 2018

If you are among the landowners who have engaged in active stewardship of your land, consider the impact you could have in helping other landowners understand what you’ve come to know.

Native maple-leaf viburnum with red fall foliage adjacent to invasive privet, still green.
March 14, 2018

Help researchers understand the impact of shading from invasive shrubs on native plants through citizen science!

March 14, 2018

Spotted Lanternfly is a rapidly spreading threat to Pennsylvania's forest and agricultural communities. Recently the PA Department of Agriculture's Hardwoods Development Council created a series of Spotted Lanternfly Best Management Practices to encourage diligence in preventing further spread of the pest. This Central Pennsylvania Forestry blog post excerpts some of the most relevant information for forest landowners, foresters, and loggers. You can also find upcoming workshops and other news articles by searching the Penn State Extension website (extension.psu.edu) for spotted lanternfly.

March 14, 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.