Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – April 2017

April 17, 2017

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.

Logger Training….It’s Not Just for Loggers

April 17, 2017

Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee Update

The New Face of Pennsylvania Tree Farm

April 17, 2017

Pennsylvania Tree Farm Committee Notes: Tree Farm Informational Meetings

The Coming of Spring and Trees

March 28, 2017

We can all appreciate how weather affects our crops and landscape plantings; however, what is happening in forests and woodlands?

Invasive Species Highlight - Oriental Bittersweet

March 17, 2017

We often hear Kudzu vine referred to as the vine that ate the south. Well, we may have the vine that eats Pennsylvania, Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatusis). It is becoming more and more of a problem, a problem that is not easily solved.

Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – March 2017

March 17, 2017

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.

Winter Precipitation and Forests: Was It Enough?

February 21, 2017

It’s easy to wish for an early end to winter or more bright and sunny days, but don’t malign the importance of those grey wet days, the importance of a decent snowpack, the importance of groundwater, and the impacts we have on water.

Upcoming Woods in Your Backyard Workshops

February 14, 2017

Join Penn State Extension and its partners for these great full day workshops offered at three locations around the state. Join us to learn how landowners of even just a few acres, can make a positive difference in the environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices.

Announcing New Backpack Sprayer Calibration Forest Science Fact Sheet

February 14, 2017

Penn State Forestry Extension has just released the fourth in a series of Forest Science Fact Sheets. The latest in the series, entitled "Backpack Sprayer Calibration Made Easy," provides in-depth practical information on calibrating backpack sprayers for both band applications and spot treatments.

Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year Webinar

February 14, 2017

Join this webinar to get the latest tax information, filing season updates, and practical tax tips on: How to report timber sale; What timber-related expenses and losses can be deducted; Who are responsible for filing 1099 on timber sales; and What are the IRS rules on record keeping and substantiating expenses. The presenter will answer your specific questions through the online interactive session.

Game Commission Began Accepting Tree Seedling Orders Jan. 17

February 14, 2017

While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery.

Waiting For Spring

January 19, 2017

A Closer Look at Forest Ecology in Winter

Maintain Your Forest Roads to Prevent Soil Erosion and Protect Water Quality

January 13, 2017

As a woodland owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your roads are properly constructed and maintained. Woodland owners who inspect and correct minor road maintenance problems early can save money, protect water quality, and ensure the continued use of their valuable forest road system.

Conservation Stewardship Program for Forest Landowners

January 13, 2017

Do you own or manage private forest land and have land management goals you would like to take to the next level? The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) may help you achieve your goals.

Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee Updates

January 13, 2017

Winter 2017 Updates from the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee

Pennsylvania Tree Farm Committee Notes

January 13, 2017

Winter 2017 Update from the PA Tree Farm Committee

Family Forest Education Award

January 13, 2017

The Center for Private Forests at Penn State received the 2016 Family Forest Education Comprehensive Program Award from the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs and the National Woodland Owners Association.

Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – January 2017

January 13, 2017

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.

Planning Trails for Your Woodlands

May 16, 2016

A good, well-planned, designed, constructed, and maintained trail system through your woodlands can provide many positive benefits.

Working Forests: Working for Us

Over the past year, as we have sought outdoor experiences, have our attitudes towards forests changed? For many, time in forests and woodlands provided solace and distance from others. These are seemingly disparate ideas seeking comfort in isolation when so many were pining for interactions with others. Regardless of individual intents, records and observations suggest the past year has drawn many to new outdoor experiences.

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