Towards the end of summer, we get a lot of calls at the Bureau of Forestry with tree owners worried that something is “killing” their trees.  A lot of these turn out to be some of our native “late-season” defoliators that need to get a meal in before entering their next life stage...Read more in our May blog by Celine.

​​Up next: Learn the Latest about Bringing Back the Iconic American Chestnut Tree  
Thursday, May 10,  6:30 p.m. 

 Tracey Coulter, agroforestry coordinator in the Rural & Community Forestry Section of the Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry
J. Roy Houston Conservation Center (the Westmoreland Conservation District barn behind the Donohoe Center) at 218 Donohoe Road in Greensburg.
Free to WWIA members, students with a current student ID;  $5 others. Call Sandy at 724-837-5271 by Monday, May 7, to register. 
Learn more here.

Read the latest issue of the Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement

Association  Newsletter.  In this issue--President’s Letter, Facebook                             Page, Tax Policy Update,  Landowner Tax Tips, American Holly, 2018 Calendar

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​​Celebrating 30 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