Center for Private Forests

The Center for Private Forests focuses on applied research, education and outreach to students, forest landowners, the forest-products industry, loggers, conservation districts, agencies, land trusts, nongovernmental organizations and the public.


The Center for Private Forests is a community committed to the stewardship of Pennsylvania's forested landscape. We bring people together to share knowledge and experience to care for trees, woods, water and wildlife. Our large network of volunteers and professionals work together to promote best practices in forest and habitat management, helping people regardless of their level of knowledge or acreage owned. The Center combines the benefits of both applied academic research and direct, local experience throughout Pennsylvania.

Center for Private Forests News

Emerald Ash Borer: Still Spreading but Progress in Treatments
May 18, 2017
Updates from the Society of American Foresters’ publication Forestry Source on the battle against emerald ash borer. Please note these edits from the author: "I introduced an error when I wrote that EAB has not been detected in New Hampshire; however, the insect has not been found to date in Vermont, according to I checked with Mr. Sadof about the effects of EAB on white ash, and he said that “The vast majority are killed. Only a few survive.”"—Steve Wilent
Establishing Streamside Forests: Bare Root, Container Grown, Live Stakes, and Direct Seeding: Upcoming Workshop
May 18, 2017
Healthy streams and watersheds rely on functional riparian forest corridors. To learn more, come join the Rothrock Chapter of the Society of American Foresters as they host a summer field tour focused on riparian buffer establishment.
Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – May 2017
May 18, 2017
Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.