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 at Penn State will foster the retention, stewardship, and management of private forests by conducting applied research on stewardship issues and creating collaborative learning opportunities for students and stakeholders through participative outreach with private forest landowners, educators, volunteers, agencies, organizations, and the general public.
Center for Private Forests News
Trees and Cold: Where Are Their Long Johns?
January 15, 2015When temperatures drop, trees have to have a plan to handle freezing water. They just can’t add a coat or sweater.
January 14, 2015Street and park tree inventories provide information for the planning, design, planting, maintenance, and removal of community trees. It provides facts that can be used to justify starting and funding a community tree program.
2014 Tax Tips Bulletin Revised
January 13, 2015Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist with the U.S. Forest Service, has revised Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2014 Tax Year. The revisions reflect changes in law as of December 2014. This publication reviews the major Federal income tax laws to help you file your 2014 income tax return. Although tax laws on timber transactions are not common knowledge, they are an important part of the ongoing cost of owning and managing timber, engaging in forest stewardship activities, and complying with tax law.
2015 Private Forest Landowners Conference: The Future of Penn's Woods
March 20-21, 2015