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April 17, 2014

An update from the Pennsylvania Tree Farming Committee

April 17, 2014

An update from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association

April 17, 2014

Did you know that your state Cooperative Extension service has 4-H curriculum to help teach youth about the outdoors, wildlife, and even forestry?

April 17, 2014

Forest landowners need to know there are lots of resources out there for help – from people who can give advice, write up plans, to doing the work for you.

April 17, 2014

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.

March 24, 2014

For many, spring is found in wetlands and vernal pools.

March 19, 2014

Sampling is a tool natural resources professionals use to get a sense of the volume (size class and diameter), species, and regeneration (existing and potential) across a landowner’s property.

March 19, 2014

Are you thinking about planting a field to trees? Many folks want to plant hardwoods such as oak, walnut, and black cherry. They believe these will grow into valuable hardwoods; they are partly correct. The problem is getting them to grow.

March 19, 2014

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.

February 18, 2014

This winter’s weather has been colder and snowier than our more recent normal. How can the earth be warming and we have such a winter?

February 11, 2014

What do you do with smaller sized woodland parcels? Can you care for them the same way that you can larger parcels? Follow these landowners' example and learn how to inventory and come up with a plan for a smaller woodlot.

February 11, 2014

How did American beech become the predominant component in many forested stands and what should a landowner do about it? Learn more about beech in Pennsylvania's forests.

February 11, 2014

Invasive species are fairly ubiquitous in our forested landscape. Why do these plants succeed? Why can’t our native species successfully compete with invasives?

February 11, 2014

During the winter, especially during the cold snaps in recent months, many enjoy recreating on frozen ponds and lakes. The goal is to be as safe as possible during winter recreation activities.

February 11, 2014

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.

January 29, 2014

No matter how we slice and dice the owners of Pennsylvania’s private forests, they are, for sure, all different. Every day, woodland owners make decisions about how they will manage or use their land. Using data from three Pennsylvania woodland owner studies we learned about five woodland owner segments.

January 7, 2014

In the previous four issues of Forest Leaves, we’ve run a series of articles about legacy planning and the tools and resources available to help forest landowners begin to make concrete their hopes for the future of their forestland. We’d like to know what, if anything, you’ve done in response to this series of articles. If you would take 5 minutes of your time to visit the following link and answer the short questions, we would be most appreciative.

January 7, 2014

Just what is Kentucky Coffeetree?

January 7, 2014

Deer management in Pennsylvania is a controversial topic. It has been difficult to make all happy, from the hunter to the forester to the vehicle driver to those simply wanting to avoid ticks while out recreating. The author has always been a big proponent of managing habitat when it comes to deer. As they say, if you build it they will come.