Forests for the Bay

“Tree Talk” Turns Three!

Some of my wonderful coworkers here at the Alliance have noticed that our little plant identification YouTube series, Tree Talk, has been going on for three years as of this January. It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed, but looking at the early videos it’s clear that I’ve grown both older and …

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‘Tis the Season (For Pruning Your Trees)!

Winter is here, bringing colder and shorter days that drive many of us indoors. For those who are looking to keep busy outside despite the weather, consider braving the cold this winter because the season of tree pruning is upon us!

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Remembering the “Statesman of Penn’s Woods”

Alliance Forests Program Director, Craig Highfield, recognizes the late Dr. Jim Finley, an esteemed statesman of Penn’s Woods and beyond.

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2021 Sportsmen’s Forum – Recap & Recordings

Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and partners during the virtual 2021 Sportsmens Forum. This four-part webinar series will feature experts from around the watershed sharing their knowledge about the state of four important species found in Chesapeake forests: waterfowl, wild turkey, brook trout, and white-tailed deer.

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The Haunted Holler

Ryan Davis, the Alliance’s PA Forests Projects Manager, shares a horror story he experienced while in the field one autumn afternoon in remote West Virginia.

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The Wetland Vampire: Dodder

Wizard’s net, devil’s guts, witch’s hair? No, it’s the fine tendrils and mysterious threads of dodder.

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White Snakeroot, a Pollinator-Pleasing Plant with a Nefarious Past

Humans and white snakeroot haven’t always gotten along. However, this species can spice up our gardens or forests with pretty white flowers, food for wildlife, and just the right amount of danger.

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Wolf (Tree) Hunt Challenge

This autumn, the Alliance’s Forests Program is holding a competition in anticipation of our Halloween Forests for the Bats special: who can find the biggest, baddest wolf tree in the Chesapeake Bay watershed?! In addition to bragging rights, the champions will receive free Forests for the Bay gear!

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The Return of the Wapiti: Elk in the Chesapeake Bay

Catching a glimpse of an elk within the watershed is a memorable and uncommon experience due to elk’s limited range. Active management and research on elk populations allow hunters, tourists, and nature enthusiasts to hear the sound of a bull elk bugle today

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Breakfast On The Bay: Live Tree Talk

A few weeks ago, I found myself chasing our Pennsylvania Forests Projects Manager, Ryan Davis, around one of the Alliance’s riparian forest buffers. Ryan was busy sharing a wealth of knowledge about our forests during what we call a Tree Talk, and I had the unique pleasure of filming him as the demonstration was streamed …

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