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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.

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

Woodlands Group to Discuss Pollinators and Their Habitats

 Oollinators and their habitats, Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the J. Roy Houston

Conservation Center (the Westmoreland Conservation District barn behind the Donohoe

Center) at 218 Donohoe Road in Greensburg. Light refreshments will be served at a social

half-hour starting at 6:00 p.m.

Deee to WWIA members and students with a current student ID; it costs $5 for all others.

Please call Sandy at WCD (724-837-5271) by Monday, April 17, to register.

            Tammy Colt, a perennial favorite of WWIA,  will discuss pollinator/grassland habitats and the grassland birds and mammals that inhabit them. She will also cover PGC funding and case studies of properties where she has included pollinator habitats as part of the wildlife plan.

            Native wildflowers and the pollinators that rely on them are essential components of our ecosystem and its food web. The decline of honeybee populations is well known, but people may not realize that our native bees, butterflies, and moths are declining due to a combination of factors, including use of herbicides and pesticides and the rampant invasion of nonnative plants. These losses damage not only agricultural production but also forest health and wildlife populations. What can landowners do to stem this tide?

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See upcoming 2017 calendar of events here         


 

In the News....

Hot off the digital 'press'--the April, 2017, Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association Newsletter is available now.

In this issue--

  • ​Planting guidance for native and herbaceous plants
  • ​History of Penn's Woods
  • ​Upcoming WWIA events
  • and more!
Massive die-off: Invasive beetles infestation attaching ash trees Read it...

DCNR provides info on 7 common diseases  Check your knowledge

Oak Wilt is here west of the Susquehanna   Read about it

Selling holiday trees good for W. PA family businesses  Read it...