Posted: January 8, 2021

Last September, Penn State Extension’s team of Forestry and Wildlife experts launched an e-newsletter, Woods and Wildlife News and Notes, a curated list of the most recent information, events, demonstrations, partnerships, and activities coming from the team. Forest Leaves shares the title and a thumbnail of these articles with you each quarter.

If you're interested in checking out any of these articles, it's easy! Just visit https://extension.psu.edu and search for the article title.

State of the Forest Products Industry Report Released
The State of the Forest Products Industry Report is a detailed resource providing statistical information and updates on every portion of the industry, careers, and forestry-related organizations.

There's a New Bird in Town: Irruptions and Superflights
Learn about the phenomenon of irruptions and superflights, where to look for boreal finches such as evening grosbeaks, pine siskins, and redpolls, and how to attract them with feeders and landscaping.

Prescribed Fire: Does It Have a Place on My Land?
This article introduces private landowners in Pennsylvania to the benefits of prescribed fire, state laws about prescribed fire, the cost of burning, and some of the risks associated with prescribed fire.

Why Penn's Woods Needs Biomass
With the decline of the pulp and paper markets, Pennsylvania needs a new market for low-quality wood to ensure forests are sustainably managed. Using biomass as a source of energy could provide that market.

Forest Carbon and Markets
Pennsylvania is the site of a few carbon programs, which affects forests and requires different management compared to standard forestry. This series of articles includes:

Be Thankful for the Five W's From Forests
Forests provide us with a wide array of products, amenities, and benefits we all can be thankful for. They can be remembered by learning the “Five W's of Forests."

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416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

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416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802