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August 13, Philadelphia Inquirer – (Pennsylvania; National) 
Diseased black walnut tree in Bucks prompts quarantine. An incurable disease found in a black walnut tree in Plumstead Township of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prompted measures to safeguard the state’s $25 billion hardwoods industry. Thousand-cankers disease, the result of tunneling by fungus-carrying walnut twig beetles, causes trees to slowly starve. Since the beetles are the size of a poppy seed, they are difficult to detect. Under a quarantine declared August 12 by the state, no hardwood firewood, or walnut materials, living or dead, can leave the county except for nuts, processed lumber, and finished wood products without bark. Mulch and wood chips, composted and uncomposted, are included in the ban. The quarantine also seeks to stop shipments into Pennsylvania of walnut materials and hardwood firewood from states with cases of the disease, including Virginia, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington. Source: http://articles.philly.com/2011-08-13/news/29884356_1_black-walnut-thousand-cankers-disease-firewood 


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Nora Hall passed away July 19th, losing her battle
with cancer. She taught a class at Klingspor in
April 2007, so many of us knew her personally. She
was a 2nd or 3rd generation master woodcarver from
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