Black Forest Express
Thursday’s high, 33; Overnight low, 4
FRI-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 30
FRI NIGHT-CLEAR 20
SAT-SUNNY, HIGH 38
SAT NIGHT-CLOUDY, LOW 27
SUN-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH IN THE LOW 40s
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Game commission is offering seedlings to certain organizations…Fire at empty Bradford apartment building was due to arson….Coudersport based state police investigate counterfeit #20 bill….Cruelty to animals report unfounded according to troopers…Snowplow clips parked car in Smethport…Wallet containing money from car parked near Port Allegany probed by Lewis Run state police
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The Howard Nursery recovered in 2019 from conifer mortality and seed predation from prior years. Surplus seedlings after Game Commission distribution this year are often-requested favorites such as white pine, red oak and sawtooth (gobbler) oak. Wild apple, pear and plum seedlings will be distributed for use on Game Lands and to Hunter Access Cooperators but were not in adequate supply to offer as surplus to the public. Seedling crops of black elderberry, ninebark, black chokeberry, chokecherry, red mulberry, and serviceberry only grew to heights of 2 to 6 inches this summer so they will remain in the ground for one more year of growth .The Game Commission’s Howard Nursery produces bare-root seedlings for wildlife food and cover on state game lands. The nursery has been producing and distributing 2 to 8 million seedlings annually for wildlife food and cover since 1954. The goal of the Howard Nursery is to provide the finest tree seedlings available of those species that best provide for the various needs of wildlife, including food and shelter. All of our stock is inspected annually by the state Department of Agriculture and certified to be disease-free.The Howard Nursery grows tree and shrub seedlings for state game land use, participating Hunter Access cooperators, the Seedlings for Schools program and our conservation partners. Any remaining surplus is available to Pennsylvania residents for purchase for wildlife food and cover, watershed protection, soil erosion control, and for reclamation of disturbed areas, such as surface mine site and utility right-of-ways. The selection of seedlings changes from year to year due to available seed, seedling germination, or growing conditions.In addition to making arrangements for landowners to pick up their seedling orders, the nursery also ships via United Parcel Service (UPS) for an additional fee. Orders are shipped Monday thru Wednesday to assure that r packages will not sit in an unrefrigerated warehouse over the weekend. Most orders are received the day after they are shipped. Generally, seedlings ship in the month of April. FMI: visit www.pgc.pa.gov
The theft of a wallet from a parked car in Annin Township is being probed by state police at Lewis Run. The wallet, belonging to a 16 year old Port Allegany girl, and containing $60 in cash was taken Tuesday afternoon from her 2008 Toyota Camry while It was parked on Annin Creek.
No injuries were reported after a snow plow clipped a parked car on East Main Street in Smethport Wednesday afternoon. Daniel Hamilton of Bradford was driving an International Harvester plow which hit an Infiniti Q40 driven by a woman also from Bradford. Both units were driven from the scene.
Coudersport based state police are looking for the person who passed a counterfeit $20 bill on the afternoon of February 12 on Route 49 in Ulysses Township. The suspect was driving a 2010 Subaru.
Troopers at Coudersport say a tip of cruelty to animals was unfounded. Police were called to 1848 Route 44 North in Hebron Township on the afternoon of February 10 on a complaint that three cows were not being cared for.