Philipsburg Rest Area Tree Clearing Begins Thursday, Wood Available to Public

PHILIPSBURG – Starting Thursday, crews will perform selective tree removal work near the Philipsburg rest area on U.S. Route 322. The removal work in the wooded area behind the rest stop is necessary due to last year’s damaging Gypsy Moth infestation.

Centre County PennDOT crews will perform the work. All cutting and removal activity is weather dependent.

The tree removal is a joint effort between PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Wood from the tree removal will be made available to the general public through the DCNR State Forestry permit process only. Wood will be cut into 8-foot lengths and placed in the rest area parking lot. Permits can be obtained on a first-come basis on Wednesday and Thursday by contacting the DCNR Moshannon Forest office at 814-342-1351.

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