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

Announcing New Invasive Plant Identification and Control Guide
January 11, 2018
This 72-page, full-color guide provides in-depth practical information to help landowners and natural resource professionals identify and treat invasive plants often found in fields, forests, and woodlots.
The Future of Oak is in Your Hands
January 11, 2018
Why is oak so important and what is compromising its future?
Many resources are available and professionals are ready to inform and assist in filing 2017 tax returns.
Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2017 Tax Year
January 11, 2018
Specific federal income tax laws and rules apply to timber-related income and expenses. The tax tips provided in this bulletin is intended to assist timber owners, foresters, loggers and their tax preparers in filing the 2017 tax returns. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction. The information is current as of September 30, 2017.