The 3-Rs of Healthy Woodlands
December 9, 2013
What can you do to increase the health of the trees and woodlands that give so much to you? You might consider the 3-Rs that underpin helping to improve the vigor and health of wooded landscapes: Resistance, Resilience, and Response.
Pennsylvania Private Forest Landowners and Future Plans
November 26, 2013
Forest stewardship is wisely caring for and using forest resources to ensure their health and productivity for years to come. Stewardship challenges us to look beyond our immediate personal needs so we can leave a lasting forest legacy for future generations. From a forest landowner study undertaken by researchers in Penn State’s Department of Ecosystem Science and Management in 2010, we learned about Pennsylvania woodland owner’s future plans.
Wow! Pennsylvania is full of trees!
October 23, 2013
As reported in the recent USDA Forest Service forest inventory publication, trees and forests still dominate Pennsylvania’s landscape, but there are changes: total forestland is holding stable, but land being converted is going more and more to unrecoverable uses; invasive pests, diseases, and plants are significant threats; and adequate forest regeneration to establish the next generation of trees is absent on many sites.
Citizen Science Opportunities: Landowners Contributing to Research
September 20, 2013
Are you a keen observer and inquisitive about things outdoors? Maybe you should become a citizen science supporter. More and more scientists are benefiting from data provided by people who take the time to share their observations through various websites.
August Is Tree Check Month!
August 22, 2013
Penn's Woods are under threat from myriad invasive pests and diseases. Learn about two more - the Asian longhorned beetle and the Thousand Cankers Disease complex - and how you can help keep watch.
Multiflora Rose: The Mixed Blessings of Rose Rosette Disease
July 30, 2013
Multiflora rose is an invasive species, but it is now under attack from a virus.
Summertime: A season for loving forests
June 25, 2013
How do you demonstrate your love of the forest?
Spring a Season of Woodland Discovery
March 29, 2013
Springtime woods are a celebration of change, emergence, and discovery.
Oneness with Nature: Living Your Stewardship Ethic
February 26, 2013
Celebrate your connection to your forestland. Learn more about your woods and how to ensure your land ethic is reflected in the trees.