Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – September 2018

September 20, 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.

Tree-of-heaven and the Spotted Lanternfly: Two Invasive Species to Watch

August 28, 2018

Learn about the connection between tree-of-heaven and spotted lanternfly.

The Woods in Your Backyard online course - Fall 2018

August 16, 2018

The University of Maryland is offering their popular Woods in Your Backyard online course September 5 through November 21. The course builds off the publication created by researchers at University of Maryland, Penn State, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Forests for the Bay Program.

Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – August 2018

August 16, 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.

For Love of the Woods—The Importance of Helping Others Connect and Care in the Long Haul

July 31, 2018

How can today’s woodland owners foster and inspire the next generation of woodland owners who will ensure that our forests are retained and actively cared for?

Planting Their Future

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.

Raising Awareness of Pennsylvania’s Woods

July 10, 2018

Help us make Walk in Penn's Woods a success!

PA Tree Farm Update: Re-inspections and Tree Farmer Training

July 10, 2018

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

A Busy Spring for the PA SFI Implementation Committee

July 10, 2018

New Fact Sheet on Properly Mulching Trees

July 10, 2018

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

New Resources Available on Identifying and Controlling Tree-of-Heaven

July 10, 2018

Tree-of-heaven is a preferred host for the spotted lanternfly.

Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – July 2018

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.

Wolf Administration Names New Pennsylvania State Forester

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.

Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – June 2018

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.

Numerous reports this season of oak anthracnose in central Pennsylvania

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.

The Time is Right—Finding and Growing Niches for Woods Work

May 25, 2018

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

Thinning Forests to Save the Birds

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.

"Learn Now" video on identifying Tree-of-Heaven and some native lookalikes.

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!

New Fact Sheet on Properly Mulching 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.

Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – May 2018

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.

Spring Woodland Flowers: Overcoming the Learning Challenge

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 in ArcGIS

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.

Welcome, 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

Welcome, Sarah Wurzbacher!

April 9, 2018

Sarah is a new Forest Resources Extension Educator based in Williamsport.

Pennsylvania Tree Farm Update: Inspections and Safety Training

April 9, 2018

The PA Tree Farm Committee is focused on inspections and adding value for 2018.

Public Invited to Tree Farm Field Day

April 9, 2018

Arlyn and Marial Perkey, 2017 Pennsylvania Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, invite you to their Greene County, Pennsylvania Tree Farm.

Pennsylvania Forestry Association: Log A Load For Kids Raises Over $7,000 For PA Children’s Hospitals

April 9, 2018

The Pennsylvania forestry community recently raised a generous amount for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) designated Pennsylvania Children’s Hospitals by conducting a Log A Load For Kids Pheasant Hunt sporting event at the Warriors Mark Wing Shooting Lodge near Gintner, PA.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. Offering New Small Lands Group Certification Module

April 9, 2018

SFI Inc. is rolling out a new certification module to increase small land certification in the United States and Canada.

Making a Difference—Sharing Stewardship across the Landscape

March 26, 2018

If you are among the landowners who have engaged in active stewardship of your land, consider the impact you could have in helping other landowners understand what you’ve come to know.

The Novel Shade of Invasive Shrubs

March 14, 2018

Help researchers understand the impact of shading from invasive shrubs on native plants through citizen science!

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