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April 17, 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.

March 28, 2017

We can all appreciate how weather affects our crops and landscape plantings; however, what is happening in forests and woodlands?

March 17, 2017

We often hear Kudzu vine referred to as the vine that ate the south. Well, we may have the vine that eats Pennsylvania, Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatusis). It is becoming more and more of a problem, a problem that is not easily solved.

March 17, 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.

February 21, 2017

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.

February 14, 2017

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.

February 14, 2017

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.

February 14, 2017

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.

February 14, 2017

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.

January 19, 2017

A Closer Look at Forest Ecology in Winter

January 13, 2017

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.

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.