Wild Foraging for Invasive Plants

May 30, 2022

Consider options for turning invasive plant species into food - a means of control and tasty too!

PA Department of Agriculture Expands Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine

April 20, 2022

LF is currently found in 45 counties in Pennsylvania, all of which are under a state-imposed quarantine.

Steps to Restoring a Farm or Rural Property Part 2

April 20, 2022

This article, which offers suggestions for planning and carrying out restoration activities on a newly-purchased rural or agricultural property, is the second of two articles in a series. The first article offered advice on how to find and select rural or agricultural properties for restoration.

James C. Finley Becomes First Allegheny SAF Foresters Hall of Fame Inductee

April 20, 2022

The Allegheny Society of American Foresters (ASAF) Hall of Fame Committee selected James C. Finley as their first official inductee into the newly-created ASAF Foresters Hall of Fame.

Mushroom Hunting in Pennsylvania: Supporting Graduate Student Research

April 20, 2022

Ecology Graduate Student, Amy Wrobleski, is seeking to understand which mushrooms people like to hunt in Pennsylvania and surrounding regions, and how they learn about mushroom hunting. Read on to find out how you can help.

At the Center: Sharing Our Work

April 20, 2022

At the core of the Center for Private Forests at Penn State's work is applied research: research for and with those who are looking for answers to pressing questions, challenges faced, and opportunities sought.

Pennsylvania Forestry Association: Conservation Banquet a Success

April 20, 2022

Spring update from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association

Tree Farm News: Forest Monitoring After Enrollment in a Carbon Program

April 20, 2022

Update on his enrollment in the Family Forest Carbon Program from PA Tree Farm Committee Chair, John Hoover

SFI Rolls Out New 2022 Standards and Rules

April 20, 2022

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative's new forest certification standards focus on sustainable forest management and the procurement of wood products from sustainably managed sources, critical tools that support the long-term sustainability of forests and ensure the multitude of benefits that forests provide for future generations.

Woods and Wildlife News and Notes: The Latest News from the Forestry and Wildlife Extension Team

April 20, 2022

Penn State Extension’s team of Forestry and Wildlife experts publishes an e-newsletter, Woods and Wildlife News and Notes, containing the most recent information, events, demonstrations, partnerships, and activities coming from the team. Forest Leaves shares the titles and thumbnails of these articles with you each quarter.

Triggers for Tree Response to Spring Weather

April 20, 2022

Ever wondered how a tree know to send out its first green leaves or flowers? How does a tree know that winter is likely over? Learn about how day length, the length of winter, and spring warmth play roles in bud break.

A Case for Winter Weather: Timber Harvest

January 26, 2022

As someone who has called northern Pennsylvania home for most of her life, I have developed a somewhat ambivalent relationship with winter.

Preliminary Results of 2021 PA Forest Stewards Biennial Survey

January 24, 2022

PA Forest Stewards have a great impact in their communities and beyond!

Finding that Special Farm or Rural Property to Restore: Part One

January 11, 2022

This article, which offers advice on how to find and select rural and agricultural properties for restoration, is the first of two articles in a series. The second article will offer suggestions for planning and carrying out restoration activities on a newly-purchased property. This advice is drawn from Paul’s experience finding and restoring eight rural agricultural properties totaling 1,126 acres over several decades.

Weathering COVID-19: Pennsylvania Loggers’ Experience

January 11, 2022

Every day, the news highlights the impact of COVID-19 on people across our country and around the world. We wanted to do our best to get the voices of Pennsylvania loggers heard, understanding that though they are working in a naturally socially distanced industry, the pandemic’s impact has been far-reaching.

Family Forest Carbon Program Expands Open Enrollment Across Pennsylvania

January 11, 2022

The Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) recently expanded to cover all of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and western Maryland.

Pennsylvania Forestry Association Election Results and Awards

January 11, 2022

The Pennsylvania Forestry Association (PFA) conducted its Annual Symposium virtually November 2 and 4, 2021.

At the Center: Carrying Forward Jimʼs Vision

January 11, 2022

Over the past several weeks, we at the Center have been overwhelmed by messages of support and sympathy for the loss of our founder Jim Finley. We also have heard many, many stories of the ways in which Jim, whether in the classroom or the woods, touched peopleʼs lives.

5th Biennial Forest Landowners Conference Set for March 24-25, 2023

January 11, 2022

The Center for Private Forests at Penn State is excited to announce that the 5th Biennial Forest Landowners Conference is set for Friday-Saturday, March 24-25, 2023.

Woods and Wildlife News and Notes: The Latest News from the Forestry and Wildlife Extension Team

January 11, 2022

Penn State Extensionʼs team of Forestry and Wildlife experts publishes an e-newsletter, Woods and Wildlife News and Notes, containing the most recent information, events, demonstrations, partnerships, and activities coming from the team. Forest Leaves shares the titles and thumbnails of these articles with you each quarter.

Webinar Series Will Help Owners of Small Woodlots Care for Their Woods

January 11, 2022

The vast majority of Pennsylvaniaʼs forest landowners have small woodlots fewer than 10 acres in size. These small patches add up to about a million acres, or 10 percent of our stateʼs privately-held woodlands.

USDA NRCS Announces Changes to Management Planning

January 11, 2022

Nationwide the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has made several changes to planning and the Technical Service Provider (TSP) program recently.

Remembering Jim Finley: A Leader Dedicated to Working at the Intersection of People and Forests

December 13, 2021

Surveying Lymantria dispar Egg Masses – Why Bother?

December 13, 2021

Over the past few years, it seems as though insects went mainstream.

Family, Friends, and Forest Values – a Consideration this Holiday Season

November 23, 2021

As demonstrated by decades of cheesy, yet heartwarmingly predictable movies, the holiday season is about the time spent with those we love.

‘Tis the Season: The Blaze Orange Season

November 23, 2021

Fall hunting seasons have begun in Pennsylvania. Which means for hunters and non-hunters alike, if you’re out in the woods, you should be wearing a significant amount of blaze orange to keep yourself safe.

Deer may be reservoir for SARS-CoV-2, study finds

November 23, 2021

"More than 80% percent of the white-tailed deer sampled in different parts of Iowa between December 2020 and January 2021 tested positive for SARS-CoV-2."

Pennsylvania Forestry Association Symposium Moves to Virtual Event

October 21, 2021

The Pennsylvania Forestry Association will hold its Annual Symposium virtually on November 2 and 4, 2021, 6–8 p.m

Some Surprising Aspects of Climate Change on Eastern US Forests

October 21, 2021

During my 40-year career as a forest ecologist and tree physiologist, I have seen climate change grow from a fringe idea to the dominant topic of environmental studies.

SFI Launches Urban Forest Initiative

October 21, 2021

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) recently announced the launch of a partnership to develop a new SFI Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard for application in North America and potentially globally.

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James C. Finley Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802