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April 14, 2016

The publication entitled Herbicides and Forest Vegetation Management: Controlling Unwanted Trees, Brush, and Other Competing Forest Vegetation, originally published in 2005, is newly revised. This full-color publication examines the use of forestry labeled herbicides to manage woodland vegetation.

April 14, 2016

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.

March 18, 2016

The limits or boundaries of a landscape are difficult to describe, as one property borders another and yet another. In many ways, we are all neighbors and the decisions we make move across the landscape like ripples from a stone tossed into a pond.

March 17, 2016

Since the 1930s, the composition of forests in the region has changed markedly. Drought-sensitive, fire-intolerant tree species, such as maple, birch and hemlock, have become more prominent, and drought-resistant, fire-adapted species, such as oak, hickory and pine, have declined.

March 17, 2016

The first harvest of 34 acres of fast-growing shrub willow from a Penn State demonstration field this winter is a milestone in developing a sustainable biomass supply for renewable energy and bio-based economic development, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

March 17, 2016

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.

February 15, 2016

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.

February 15, 2016

Acting on recommendations of Governor Tom Wolf, a panel of forestry experts from private, public and academic sectors kicked off a series of meetings to analyze current limitations to forest conservation and job growth, and to develop an action plan to address both objectives.

February 11, 2016

If one of the biggest hurdles for legacy planning for those who wish to keep the land in their family is family communications, how do you take an understanding your hopes and intentions for your woodland and turn them into a statement of commitment and action?

January 21, 2016

This relatively quiet time of the year is also perfect to plan for woodland activities that can be done in spring, summer, and fall.

January 14, 2016

Of all the trees, the one few landscapers ever use is ash-leaved maple. With close observation, these trees often have poor shape and often have multiple-trunks resulting from breakage.

January 14, 2016

The Center for Private Forests at Penn State recently applied for and was awarded a highly competitive national Conservation Innovation Grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to address one of Pennsylvania’s top forest health concerns—the lack of adequate forest regeneration as forests mature.

January 14, 2016

The 2015 Pennsylvania Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year are Harold and Gay Thistle from Waynesburg, Greene County, in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

January 14, 2016

The majestic forests that Pennsylvanians are familiar with today won’t be the forests that future generations know because of global climate change, says John Quigley, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.

January 14, 2016

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.

January 14, 2016

If you enjoy wildlife, fishing, nature walks, paddle sports and other streamside activities, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences now is giving you a chance to parlay those interests into becoming a citizen-scientist by observing and recording environmental and ecosystem changes. The only tool needed is a pencil or smartphone.

January 14, 2016

“If getting our kids out into nature is a search for perfection, or is one more chore, then the belief in perfection and the chore defeats the joy. It's a good thing to learn more about nature in order to share this knowledge with children; it's even better if the adult and child learn about nature together. And it's a lot more fun.”― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

December 18, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, it is time to review your Forest Stewardship Plan and this year’s activities, noting the success or failure of your plan’s recommendations.

December 18, 2015

January 30, Northwestern PA Forest Landowners Conference, Edinboro, PA; February 20, Clarion Forest Landowners Conference, Clarion, PA; March 5, Dauphin Woodland Owners Conference, Dauphin, PA; March 12, 19th Annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference, Bedford, PA

December 18, 2015

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.