It’s easy to wish for an early end to winter or more bright and sunny days, but don’t malign the importance of those grey wet days, the importance of a decent snowpack, the importance of groundwater, and the impacts we have on water.
Join Penn State Extension and its partners for these great full day workshops offered at three locations around the state. Join us to learn how landowners of even just a few acres, can make a positive difference in the environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices.
Penn State Forestry Extension has just released the fourth in a series of Forest Science Fact Sheets. The latest in the series, entitled "Backpack Sprayer Calibration Made Easy," provides in-depth practical information on calibrating backpack sprayers for both band applications and spot treatments.
Join this webinar to get the latest tax information, filing season updates, and practical tax tips on: How to report timber sale; What timber-related expenses and losses can be deducted; Who are responsible for filing 1099 on timber sales; and What are the IRS rules on record keeping and substantiating expenses. The presenter will answer your specific questions through the online interactive session.
While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery.
A Closer Look at Forest Ecology in Winter
As a woodland owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your roads are properly constructed and maintained. Woodland owners who inspect and correct minor road maintenance problems early can save money, protect water quality, and ensure the continued use of their valuable forest road system.
Do you own or manage private forest land and have land management goals you would like to take to the next level? The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) may help you achieve your goals.
Winter 2017 Updates from the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee
Winter 2017 Update from the PA Tree Farm Committee
Winter 2017 updates from PFA
Review of: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery, Chicago Review Press Inc., 2014, ISBN 978-1-61374-718-6
The Center for Private Forests at Penn State received the 2016 Family Forest Education Comprehensive Program Award from the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs and the National Woodland Owners Association.
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.
Taking the time to understand forest development and how harvesting decisions can change a woodland for the next 100 years warrants careful consideration. Don’t fall prey to the idea that all you have to do is cut the big trees and the little ones will grow just as big and healthy.
For the members of the Beaverdale Sportsmen’s Association in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, the conglomeration of green leaves and woody vegetation on their property were thought to indicate a healthy and productive forest…green is good…or is it?
If your reasons for owning your woods include creating healthy woods and improving deer habitat, a thinning may be the right forest management practice to consider.
The intense wildfires that swept through the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee late last month were a tragic melding of the past and the future, according to a researcher in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
The US Forest Service’s Northeastern Area’s Landscape Stewardship Website is a great place to find helpful resources for forest landowners and foresters.
The US Forest Service’s Northeastern Area publishes its Forest Matters Newsletter in the summer and winter of each year.