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Deep in Bedford Co., Pa. protects its 19th old-growth forest

BY: - March 16, 2022

The area, which covers more than 1,500 acres in Sweet Root Natural Area near Chaneysville in Bedford County, was recognized this week as the commonwealth’s newest, old-growth forest.

Dept. of Ag: Thousand Cankers Quarantine lifted after 8 yrs.

BY: - January 21, 2022

The disease, called Thousand Cankers, is caused by a fungus carried by Walnut Twig Beetles. When Walnut Twig Beetles burrow into the bark of walnut trees, it causes cankers to form that affects the distribution of nutrients and water throughout the tree, resulting in limb loss and eventually death.