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July 14, 2016

Penn State Forest Resources Extension has just released the third in a series of Forest Science Fact Sheets. The latest in the series, entitled Controlling Understory Fern Competition for Regeneration Success, provides in-depth practical information on issues surrounding understory fern abundance.

July 14, 2016

US Green Building Council Announces New Pathway to Encourage Environmentally Responsible Forest Management in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

July 14, 2016

Second Quarter updates from the Pennsylvania Tree Farm Committee.

July 14, 2016

Penn State Extension is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Bohn to the position of Extension Forestry Educator based in McKean County.

July 14, 2016

The Center for Private Forests at Penn State is pleased to introduce our newly-published Woodland Nature Journal-Tracking Changes Through the Seasons.

July 14, 2016

Last Stand is a rare three-in-one book that works. It is an excellent biography of an important American scientist and conservationist (George Bird Grinnell), a thoughtful history book about the decimation of North America’s buffalo herds, and an interesting exploration into the human psyche concerning the tragedy of the commons, in this case why people were willing to kill off the last few buffaloes even though they knew the next one they killed might well be the last.

July 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.

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.