Posted: 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.

The “Woods in Your Backyard” webinar series teaches land stewardship through nine live, one-hour, online evening lectures that can be viewed on your home computer. Sessions run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights for nine weeks beginning January 19 and ending March 16. Cost for the nine-session series is $45. All lectures are recorded and registrants will receive access to the webinar recordings.

The series introduces the manual, The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home. All participants will receive the full-color, 108-page publication, a $29 value.

This self-directed book will guide you through the process of developing and implementing projects to enhance your landʼs natural resources. Topics covered in the series include:

  • Why Manage Forests
  • Forest Ecology
  • Creating and Managing Wildlife Habitat
  • Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants
  • Forest Health Issues and Management
  • Forests and Water
  • Selecting Native Trees for Various Sites
  • Establishing Meadows and Forests
  • Creating Plans for Your Property

For more information and to register, go to https://www.extension.psu.edu/woods-in-your-backyard-series or call 877-345-0691. Registration deadline: January 17.

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802