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Callery pear, AKA Bradford Pear, added to PA banned plants

​Harrisburg, PA – The PA Department of Agriculture added Callery pear, or Pyrus calleryana, commonly called Bradford Pear to a list of noxious weeds — plants that cannot be legally sold or cultivated in the state. The popular, non-native, flowering fruit tree naturalizes, spreading from planted... Read More.

Phased ban of invasive Japanese Barberry plant in PA

Harrisburg, PA – The PA Department of Agriculture added Japanese Barberry, or Berberis thunbergii, to a list of noxious weeds — plants that cannot be legally sold or cultivated in the state. The popular, non-native, ornamental shrub forms dense, prickly thickets that crowd out plants and disrupt... Read More.

30-day burn ban for Jefferson County

Jefferson County, PA – Starting today, the Jefferson County Commissioners are enacting a 30-day burn ban on outdoor burning in the county. Although it might seem strange because we have some thunderstorms forecasted for the rest of this week, last week's very dry weather means... Read More.