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June 12, 2017

The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) has caused significant damage to eastern hemlock, Tsuga Canadensis, in ornamental plantings and forests across much of Pennsylvania. However, many trees are still surviving and in need of treatment.

June 12, 2017

Recent media reports have suggested that tick populations in Pennsylvania may be particularly high this year, leading to an increased risk of Lyme disease in the state.

June 12, 2017

A rare, potentially deadly tick-borne disease has been identified in Pennsylvania. Here's what to look for.

June 12, 2017

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.

May 31, 2017

Change comes to all forests. No matter the change, some forests will survive the change with functions more or less intact; others are going to be severely impacted and lose their ability to function as they have. How do you determine your woods’ ability to survive change? How do you assess its resilience?

May 18, 2017

Updates from the Society of American Foresters’ publication Forestry Source on the battle against emerald ash borer. Please note these edits from the author: "I introduced an error when I wrote that EAB has not been detected in New Hampshire; however, the insect has not been found to date in Vermont, according to www.emeraldashborer.info. I checked with Mr. Sadof about the effects of EAB on white ash, and he said that “The vast majority are killed. Only a few survive.”"—Steve Wilent

May 18, 2017

Healthy streams and watersheds rely on functional riparian forest corridors. To learn more, come join the Rothrock Chapter of the Society of American Foresters as they host a summer field tour focused on riparian buffer establishment.

May 18, 2017

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.

May 18, 2017

Word is starting to get around about the October 1 "Walk in Penn's Woods." We're getting lots of tours signed up and getting on calendars. Now we need your help to make it happen! Consider donating to help us advertise and market these events to interested members of the public!

April 26, 2017

In each season, we can gain new insights on how the woods function and what kinds of stewardship activities may be needed.

April 17, 2017

The new informal partnership for Penn’s Woods, Working for You, announces a statewide Walk in Penn’s Woods on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

April 17, 2017

Penn State Forestry Extension has just released the fourth in a series of Forest Science Fact Sheets.

April 17, 2017

Help researchers understand the extent of goldenseal occurring in Penn's Woods.

April 17, 2017

On June 9 and 10, see working harvesting equipment in the woods and in the field. More than 100 high-quality indoor and outdoor exhibitors will be at the Ag Progress Days site in Rock Springs, PA – focusing on forest products harvesting, land clearing, and biomass marketing.

April 17, 2017

Pennsylvania Tree Farm Committee Notes: Tree Farm Informational Meetings

April 17, 2017

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 28, 2017

We can all appreciate how weather affects our crops and landscape plantings; however, what is happening in forests and woodlands?

March 17, 2017

We often hear Kudzu vine referred to as the vine that ate the south. Well, we may have the vine that eats Pennsylvania, Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatusis). It is becoming more and more of a problem, a problem that is not easily solved.