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January 13, 2017

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.

January 13, 2017

Winter 2017 Updates from the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee

January 13, 2017

Winter 2017 Update from the PA Tree Farm Committee

January 13, 2017

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

January 13, 2017

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.

January 13, 2017

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.

December 15, 2016

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.

December 13, 2016

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?

December 13, 2016

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.

December 13, 2016

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.

December 13, 2016

The US Forest Service’s Northeastern Area’s Landscape Stewardship Website is a great place to find helpful resources for forest landowners and foresters.

December 13, 2016

The US Forest Service’s Northeastern Area publishes its Forest Matters Newsletter in the summer and winter of each year.

December 13, 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.

James Henry. Photo courtesy of the Jacobsburg Historical Society
November 14, 2016

Now deceased 121 years, James Henry (1809-1895) is one of Pennsylvania’s unsung pioneer conservation heroes, and among the very first Pennsylvanians to make original and progressive contributions to the protection and enhancement of the aquatic resources of the state.

November 14, 2016

This report provides up-to-date federal income tax information affecting timber transactions. It assists woodland owners, logging professionals, foresters and their tax accountants in filing the 2016 tax returns. The information presented here is for educational purpose only and is not intended for legal or accounting advice. It is current as of September 30, 2016.

November 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.

October 25, 2016

Autumn beauty can sure leave a mess behind! Change your mindset about the value of those fallen leaves.

Hackberry Bark. Photo by W. Paxton 2015
October 13, 2016

This article is the last from William C. Paxton, our dendrology specialist, after his passing this past April. We hope you've enjoyed learning from Bill's spirit of inquiry about all things woods!

October 13, 2016

Bill Paxton submitted his most recent post on Hackberry several months prior to his passing this past April. When it came time to type the article into the newsletter, we were pleased to discover a poem he had included with this submission. We hope you enjoy it and remember Bill with fondness.