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​​Celebrating over 28 years of maintaining, preserving, and enjoying woodlands

The Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association provides a forum for all those who have an interest in woodlands. WWIA recognizes woodlands as renewable resources, and encourages their management for aesthetics, timber, water quality and control, wildlife habitat, plant propagation and recreation. Members of WWIA learn about productive ways to use forest resources while preserving their natural beauty.

Raul Chiesa and Janet Sredy own forest land in Forward Township, Allegheny County. They are certified tree farmers and were recognized in 2015 as the National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.  Read their recent Op-Ed: Protect Pennsylvania's Forests










Check out our upcoming 2018 events here.


Read the latest issue of the Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association Newsletter.

In this issue--
President's Annual Report
​Hemlocks Under Attack!
​High Horizons: John Hilewick's View
​PA's Service Foresters
​and more!


​​Thankful for the Trees                                                              
With Thanksgiving ahead, it seems appropriate to think about what we’re thankful for.  Friends, family, health are some common answers, but where do trees fall on your list?  I, for one, am very thankful for trees and perhaps I can convince you to be to. Read our November blog by Celine T. Colbert, Forester here.


Wavyleaf basketgrass is an invasive grass that destroys native forests and damages wildlife habitat. It has been moving into Pennsylvania from infestations in Maryland and Virginia. DCNRis asking the public to report any sightings in Pennsylvania and to help stop it from spreading. Learn more....