Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsSeedlings
IN THE NEWS

Seedlings

FEATURED ARTICLES
OPINION
By MARK C. HALSEY | May 22, 2013
U.S. News & World Report announced recently two news stories that directly relate to Washington County. First, they published their national rankings of high schools, broken down by state. Of Washington County's 10 high schools, eight were ranked in the state's top 58 among 241 Maryland schools. There is no question that such rankings get significant criticism. But, regardless of your belief in their precision, these numbers demonstrate that Washington County is producing many college-ready students.
NEWS
July 28, 1997
By VANDANA SINHA Staff Writer The summer drought has taken a toll on spring seedlings and young trees, according to local planters and foresters. They say fledgling trees are more susceptible to drought-related damage because their roots do not stretch into the groundwater. Jernigan Landscaping Owner Troy Jernigan, of Hagerstown, said he lost about 25 percent of the seedlings he planted early this year. Some nurseries said homeowners who correctly watered newly planted trees have tended to have better results.
EDUCATION
November 11, 2012
On Oct. 25, the middle school students at Antietam Academy went on a field trip to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg.  In addition to learning about the battlefield, and in conjunction with their social studies and language arts classes, the students fulfilled student service-learning requirement hours for middle school.  In the morning, the students participated in three activities with Ranger Christie Stanczak. The activities were “Civil War Soldier,” “Angels of the Battlefield” and “Flags that Talk.” In the afternoon, the students worked with Rangers Andrew Landsman and Chris Tawney and planted a variety of seedlings.
NEWS
August 20, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer DOWNSVILLE - The Washington County Commissioners approved expanding a new county reforestation program after touring a pilot site Tuesday. Elmer Weibley, head of the county Soil Conservation District, said about 75 percent of the seedlings on 6.79 acres died this year, in part because of the drought. The cost of the program was $25,968, and was paid for by reforestation fees assessed against developers who chop down trees and don't replace them.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | October 2, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MONT ALTO, Pa. - Some schools exchange students. Penn State's Mont Alto Campus is exchanging trees. More than 80 years after a gift of trees to France fell through, the campus is spearheading an effort to exchange trees with the European country. The saga began at the end of World War I. All but four of the 28 forestry students at what was then the Pennsylvania Forestry School in Mont Alto enlisted in the Army when America joined the fight in 1917.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
Mont Alto forestry school sent seedings to France in 1919 By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer MONT ALTO, Pa. - In 1919, students at what then was the Pennsylvania State Forestry School in Mont Alto bundled up 1 million pine seedlings - about two tractor-trailer trucks full - and shipped them to France. World War I had just ended and many of France's forests were devastated by the fighting. Many Mont Alto forestry school students served in American Army forestry regiments.
LIFESTYLE
June 10, 2011
With the growing season well under way, Maryland farmers are anticipating a bounty of fresh products to deliver to the Free State's consumers. And with more than 120 farmers markets spread across every county and Baltimore City, it is easy to connect with neighboring farmers and get fresh, local produce. According to the Maryland Department of Agriculture, many markets have already opened, offering early-season produce and plants such as kale, salad greens, spinach, asparagus, strawberries, hanging flower baskets, bedding plants and garden seedlings.  A directory for farmers' markets in the state with detailed information can be found at www.mda.state.md.us/md_products/farmers_market_dir.php or find the link at the Maryland Farm Bureau website at www.mdfarmbureau.com .
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | March 30, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Trees have been a constant in Judith Niedzielski's life. From her favorite climbing trees when she was growing up in upstate New York to her seasonal favorites in the yard of her Leitersburg home, Niedzielski said they have added much to her life. She has childhood memories of her father tapping sugar maple trees and making maple syrup. Her own memories with her three sons, who are all grown now, include planting many of the trees in the Niedzielskis' yard.
NEWS
By CELESTE MAIORANA / Special to The Herald-Mail | August 8, 2010
When a tree is planted from seed, the root sprouts and reaches down into the ground before the leaves emerge. In this way, the root is ready to anchor and support the leaves with water and nutrients when the seed is depleted. But even in nature, some years are hard on seedlings, and prolonged dry periods can result in many of the seedlings dying back to their roots. Even then the seedlings may not have died. If they had favorable conditions in their initial growth, the roots might have the ability to sprout new tops, and try again.
NEWS
April 20, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A redbud tree was planted at the old English Cemetery on Thursday, officially kicking off the fourth annual Redbud Weekend. Mayor Susan J. Webster proclaimed April 19 as Arbor Day in the Town of Bath, and its tree board members, Barbara Campbell and Diana Yost, assisted West Virginia foresters Herb Peddicord and Jennifer Brashears in the tree planting. "We urge all citizens to plant trees," Webster said. Redbud Weekend is sponsored by the Ecology Coalition of Morgan County (ECO)
ARTICLES BY DATE
OPINION
By MARK C. HALSEY | May 22, 2013
U.S. News & World Report announced recently two news stories that directly relate to Washington County. First, they published their national rankings of high schools, broken down by state. Of Washington County's 10 high schools, eight were ranked in the state's top 58 among 241 Maryland schools. There is no question that such rankings get significant criticism. But, regardless of your belief in their precision, these numbers demonstrate that Washington County is producing many college-ready students.
Advertisement
EDUCATION
November 11, 2012
On Oct. 25, the middle school students at Antietam Academy went on a field trip to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg.  In addition to learning about the battlefield, and in conjunction with their social studies and language arts classes, the students fulfilled student service-learning requirement hours for middle school.  In the morning, the students participated in three activities with Ranger Christie Stanczak. The activities were “Civil War Soldier,” “Angels of the Battlefield” and “Flags that Talk.” In the afternoon, the students worked with Rangers Andrew Landsman and Chris Tawney and planted a variety of seedlings.
NEWS
Celeste Maiorana | June 13, 2011
The American chestnut, a member of the beech family to which oak species also belong, was once an extremely important member of eastern North American forest communities. Its original range extended from Maine and southern Ontario south to Mississippi and from the Atlantic coast to the Appalachian Mountains and Ohio Valley. A reliable and prolific bloomer and nut producer, it was an important fall and winter food source for humans and other animals. The high tannin content of its wood made it rot resistant.
LIFESTYLE
June 10, 2011
With the growing season well under way, Maryland farmers are anticipating a bounty of fresh products to deliver to the Free State's consumers. And with more than 120 farmers markets spread across every county and Baltimore City, it is easy to connect with neighboring farmers and get fresh, local produce. According to the Maryland Department of Agriculture, many markets have already opened, offering early-season produce and plants such as kale, salad greens, spinach, asparagus, strawberries, hanging flower baskets, bedding plants and garden seedlings.  A directory for farmers' markets in the state with detailed information can be found at www.mda.state.md.us/md_products/farmers_market_dir.php or find the link at the Maryland Farm Bureau website at www.mdfarmbureau.com .
NEWS
By CELESTE MAIORANA / Special to The Herald-Mail | August 8, 2010
When a tree is planted from seed, the root sprouts and reaches down into the ground before the leaves emerge. In this way, the root is ready to anchor and support the leaves with water and nutrients when the seed is depleted. But even in nature, some years are hard on seedlings, and prolonged dry periods can result in many of the seedlings dying back to their roots. Even then the seedlings may not have died. If they had favorable conditions in their initial growth, the roots might have the ability to sprout new tops, and try again.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | April 1, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- It was no April Fool's Day joke when each Washington County third-grader was given a tree seedling to take home and plant to commemorate Arbor Day. The gift came from the Washington County Forest Conservancy District Board, also known as the Washington County Forestry Board (WCFB). Arbor Day was established in 1872 as a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care, according to the WCFB. Maryland celebrates Arbor Day on the first Wednesday of April each year.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | March 30, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Trees have been a constant in Judith Niedzielski's life. From her favorite climbing trees when she was growing up in upstate New York to her seasonal favorites in the yard of her Leitersburg home, Niedzielski said they have added much to her life. She has childhood memories of her father tapping sugar maple trees and making maple syrup. Her own memories with her three sons, who are all grown now, include planting many of the trees in the Niedzielskis' yard.
NEWS
December 15, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Conservation District has announced its annual tree seedling sale. The district is offering bundles of 25 per species that are grown by a state- certified nursery. If you can't use 25 yourself, go together with someone else. Seedlings will be available in mid-April and are to be picked up at the Conservation District office on Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg. It has order forms in the office or you can stop at its office. Orders are due by March 6. The order form can also be found at www.franklinccd.
NEWS
October 1, 2007
Have you ever wondered where all the tree seedlings come from that are planted in Maryland? This year, some could come from you. As it did last year, the Forest Service office of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hoping to collect bushels of nuts from local residents' black walnut trees this fall. The nuts are needed as seedlings for trees that are planted throughout the state each year, said Kevin Moore, an area forest ranger. Every year, about 6 million tree seedlings are grown at the John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery near the town of Preston, Md., in Caroline County, Moore said in a news release.
NEWS
April 20, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A redbud tree was planted at the old English Cemetery on Thursday, officially kicking off the fourth annual Redbud Weekend. Mayor Susan J. Webster proclaimed April 19 as Arbor Day in the Town of Bath, and its tree board members, Barbara Campbell and Diana Yost, assisted West Virginia foresters Herb Peddicord and Jennifer Brashears in the tree planting. "We urge all citizens to plant trees," Webster said. Redbud Weekend is sponsored by the Ecology Coalition of Morgan County (ECO)
The Herald-Mail Articles
|