January, 2012
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Pennsylvania Community Forestry Lunchtime Webinar
The first Pennsylvania Community Forestry Lunchtime Webinar will be on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 12:00pm. Topic will be TreeVitalize: Helping Communities Increase Tree Canopy Cover by Christine Ticehurst, TreeVitalize Program Administrator, DCNR Bureau of Forestry. Learn how the TreeVitalize program helps revitalize communities across the Commonwealth with its goal of planting one million trees. Find out more about financial assistance grants to municipalities and the Tree Tender program. This Webinar is part of a growing series to expand training and outreach opportunities on urban and community forestry topics.

For more information, contact Julianne Schieffer (jxs51@psu.edu), The Pennsylvania State University, School of Forest Resources, Montgomery County Extension Office. This webinar was developed through a partnership of Penn State Extension, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Pennsylvania Community Forests.

Tool or Gardening Product

Nifty Nabber
A few weeks ago, I fell and broke my right arm. This is life-altering; I'm right-handed. My movements are restricted. Unger Nifty Nabber 36-inch Extension Arm with Claw to the rescue. Its rubber-tipped claw can grasp a seed packet from the floor, a scallion stuck way back in the fridge, and the first aid kit on the top shelf. The trigger mechanism's easy to operate. The stainless steel pole is light. This just makes life's daily chores much easier. Hmmm. I think it might be able to hold and place a seedling in a hoed garden row. In black and green at $22-$40 online and in hardware and multi-purpose stores.

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