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This project brought together the community and state and federal agencies to help a landowner achieve a stewardship goal. (Photo by Bob Slagter, PA Forest Steward)
July 10, 2018

On a cold April day, 40 high school students and their teacher teamed up with DCNR, NRCS, and county conservation professionals to plant over 400 saplings as part of a riparian buffer project.

Participants learned how to handle a tractor in a variety of simulated situations during the Tractor Safety Training held at the Burnham Tree Farm (Photo by Maureen Burnham).
July 10, 2018

Five-Year Inspection is the name of the game in 2018 and new resources available for Tree Farmers.

July 10, 2018

Proper mulching is one of the best ways to promote vigorous root growth and tree health.

The 2017 conference brought participants from all over the state and the mid-Atlantic region together, growing the learning community of woodland owners and professionals (Photo by Laura Kirt, Laura Kirt Studios).
July 10, 2018

March 22-23 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

July 10, 2018

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 14, 2018

A veteran of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Bureau of Forestry has been appointed state forester and will serve as director of the bureau. Ellen M. Shultzabarger, who has worked for 14 years in various positions in the Bureau of Forestry, begins as the bureau director starting June 11.

June 14, 2018

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.

The brown margins, and curling edges of this anthracnose infected chestnut oak are an early giveaway to the disease. Photo by Brent Harding, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.
June 4, 2018

Have you noticed more than a few oak trees losing leaves or showing brownish, papery, or necrotic foliage lately? You may be one of many central Pennsylvanians noticing an abundance of oak anthracnose, caused by the fungal pathogen Apiognomonia quercina.

May 25, 2018

The time is ripe for entrepreneurship and cultivating woodland enterprises in Pennsylvania.

May 17, 2018

In this video, you will meet John Hoover and Mike and Laura Jackson, Pennsylvania landowners who are using targeted cuts to manage for diverse forests on their properties. Healthy forests, just like healthy human populations, are sustained by a diversity of ages. Each group has a role to play in maintaining the whole community over the long term. But forests are becoming homogenous especially in the East, and diverse forests are on the decline. The loss of diverse forests negatively impacts on many different wildlife species, including the golden-winged warbler and cerulean warbler.

May 17, 2018

Penn State Extension has released a new "Learn Now" video to assist in the identification of Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus). With recent efforts to combat the spread of spotted lanternfly, this information is very important to ensure landowners are removing the correct trees!

May 17, 2018

Spring has finally arrived, landscapers and home gardeners are ready to get out and work in their yards. Some of that work will entail spreading mulch on newly planted and existing trees. Before you do, be sure to read the new fact sheet just released by Penn State Extension’s natural resources educator Dave Jackson, entitled Mulching Landscape Trees.

May 17, 2018

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.

April 27, 2018

Across Pennsylvania it is a season of wonder in the woods as the plant community comes alive and takes advantage of the longer, brighter days and warming soils.

Making a story map is a fun way to share your forest with others. You can start a map using the Tour Builder in ArcGIS and importing your images, as shown.
April 9, 2018

A story map is a simple way to share information about a place, embedding images, videos, and/or data into a customized map to share with other people.

Melissa Kreye
April 9, 2018

Melissa is the new Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Management in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State