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Invasive plants and an overpopulation of deer are decimating Pennsylvania’s forests

The threat to Pennsylvania’s forests might not be what you think.

By Merideth Bucher

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Pennsylvania sprays for gypsy moths in 19 counties, hoping to bring down a spike in the leaf-eating insect

Trees can handle some gypsy moth caterpillars, but too many mean a tree can lose too much foliage and could die.

By Anne Danahy

UPenn trains dogs to sniff out spotted lanternfly eggs

A study shows dogs can identity the egg masses with up to 95 percent accuracy.

By Julia Agos

Nature scavenger hunt, anyone? The Franklin Institute starts with spotted lanternfly eggs

Since Monday and until Earth Day on April 22, the Franklin Institute is posting one or two photos per day of species that people can easily identify in parks near their homes.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Pennsylvania adds 12 counties to lanternfly quarantine zone

Twenty-six of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties are now under quarantine, requiring businesses that move products, vehicles and other items in and out of the quarantine zone to obtain a permit.

By The Associated Press

New app gives outdoor enthusiasts an easy way to report invasive species

Pennsylvania Sea Grant’s extension leader Sara Stahlman said the more reports received on the app, the better the state can determine its plan of action.

By Kathleen Davis/WESA
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