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2013

Charcoal making played an important role in the history of Penn’s Woods. Moreover, charcoal making has a promising future for those with an interest in utilizing or poor quality wood.

What makes a high quality tree or log? What are the characteristics in trees and logs that make high quality products?

Selecting the "right" resource management professional: articulate how land is used, values, and what is of short- and long-term importance.

How to identify common non-native invasive plants that may be impacting your woods and what you may be able to do about these invasives.

Impacts of invasive plants and the characteristics which make them so successful, control approaches, including herbicides, and a discussion of their use.

Hazards and risks of using farm tractors in woods: roll over and falling object protective structures, safely pulling limbs, tractor stability, related machinery hazards, and woodlot emergencies.

The importance of legacy planning, an overview of the tools available to aid in getting the conversation started, and what resources are available to make hopes concrete.

Safe operation of chainsaws in the woods, why chainsaws are dangerous, and how operators can protect themselves.

The Arboretum at Penn State is a new outreach, teaching, and research facility dedicated to preserving the beauty and ecological functions of vegetated landscapes in an urbanizing society.

A Consumer-Grade GPS receiver paired with free software is a powerful solution that empowers a landowner to map, delineate, archive, analyze and navigate their forest.