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June 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.

June 15, 2016

From a sustainability perspective, there are right ways and wrong ways to cut trees. A well-planned and executed timber sale focuses on two outcomes: What are you leaving to manage in the future (the residual)? Or, what will or have you done to establish or release regeneration (the next forest)?

May 17, 2016

Driving around Pennsylvania this time of year, we’ve seen or are starting to see leaf bud break on many trees. Leaf out gives a good idea of what should be happening, but maybe isn’t.

May 16, 2016

High-graded acreage is a primary driver impeding movement toward sustained yield. Once a woodlot is high-graded, poor quality timber will occupy the site for generations before another harvest producing high-quality products can occur.

May 16, 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.

A good, well designed and maintained trail system through your woodlands can increase the recreational and economic value of your property. Photo by George Hurd.
May 16, 2016

A good, well-planned, designed, constructed, and maintained trail system through your woodlands can provide many positive benefits.

May 16, 2016

Penn State Extension offers a new program to teach youth about forests and the concept of good forest stewardship.

April 21, 2016

Now—before the trees are fully leaved—is an ideal time to observe factors that help to describe forest health.

April 14, 2016

Learn about the magnolias that occur in the state.

April 14, 2016

Updates from the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee - Spring 2016.

April 14, 2016

Drive down any country road or take a walk in your favorite woodlot and you'll probably find non-native plant species beginning to show themselves this spring.

April 14, 2016

Brushpiles is the opinion page of Forest Leaves. It’s a place for you to write in and share your reactions and thoughts. This piece was written by Raul Chiesa and Janet Sredy, managers and owners of Beckets Run Woodlands and the 2015 National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.

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.