• general_canopy.jpg (62062 bytes) Fairmont Park:  General canopy: The canopy is rugged and weathered, offering very impressive and widely textured vistas along the trail.  Old-growth characteristics are developing as the forest ages. Canopy gaps are dominated in some areas by Devil's walking stick!



On March 14, 2010 the Eastern Native Tree Society and Western Native Tree Society switched from discussion lists on Google Groups to a new discussion list in a Bulletin Board format at:  Posts made since the inception of the BBS on March 14, 2010 will be sorted and archived on the BBS. Click on the link to go to the equivalent section on the new BBS. This website will continue to serve as a front end for the ENTS and WNTS groups. It will continue to serve as a repository of older posts, and will serve as the host site for special projects and features that are not well suited for a BBS format. Please visit the BBS for the latest information and trip reports.



COOK FOREST STATE PARK  Index of Cook Forest Material


  • Pockets Full of Forest by Edward Frank 2.2 MB PDF file, January 29, 2010
  • Pockets Full Of Forest I have completed a 48 page long document in pdf format entitled "Pockets Full of Forest." It was the theme of a presentation I made at the ENTS rendezvous at Cook Forest in October 2009. This is a print version of that presentation with some minor revisions. I want to thank Don Bertolette and Bob Leverett for looking over the draft of this document prior to this publication. it is too large for some reason for the Google Group server to process.... more   Jan 29, 2010.



Pennsylvania Wilds











Great Lakes Region




Pittsburgh and Its Countryside




Alleghenies and Her Valleys



Dutch Country Roots



Philadelphia and Its Countryside







Northeast Pennsylvania Mountains



Pennsylvania General


2008 Miscellany

2007 Miscellany

2006 Miscellany

2005 Miscellany

Older Miscellany



External Links


  • Friends of Allegheny Wilderness Friends of Allegheny Wilderness  seeks to foster an appreciation of wilderness values and benefits, and to work with local communities to ensure that increased wilderness protection is a priority of the stewardship of the Allegheny National Forest.  
  • Pennsylvania Big Tree Project What literally covers the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from A to Z? Trees! Trees of all kinds--from Ailanthus to Zelkova. Some of these trees, the largest of each species, are found here recorded on this website. In conjunction with the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, this information is provided by Scott Wade. Scott is currently the Pennsylvania state coordinator for American Forests, and the newly elected chairperson of the Pennsylvania Big Tree Committee. Using the last published record of champion trees from 1993, We have updated those trees that we have visited and remeasured. We have also "found" many new trees to add to the list. Many volunteers and organizations have helped in this project, but the more the merrier.
  • Tyler Arboretum Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063, 610-566-9134.  Welcome to Tyler Arboretum, a sanctuary of natural beauty in the heart of Delaware County. Tyler is one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, encompassing 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails. We have several state champion trees and several others that are magnificent and ancient, dating back 150 - 200 years
  • American Chestnut Foundation - Pennsylvania Chapter tree location form: The Pennsylvania Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (PA-TACF) is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit with the mission to restore the American chestnut tree to the forests of Pennsylvania and the Eastern United States, in support of The American Chestnut Foundation's tree breeding program and mission.
  • Trees of Pennsylvania  We are pleased to introduce Trees of Pennsylvania, a comprehensive resource on the commonwealth's trees and forests. The site has been developed as both a complete information source and as a gateway to the web. Many will find everything they need right on Trees of PA; for those who need more, we will provide links to the best resources available on trees and forests.