Small-Scale Logging

Covers small-scale strategies for working in your woodlot, including selecting, felling, and moving the wood safely and efficiently.

Forest Management Plans

The forest management plan provides an overview of a woodland property in the context of a landowner’s goals and is written by a natural resources professional.

Bats and Your Forest

Bat diversity and the many surprising and interesting features of bats, with a focus on North American bats and their relationship to forested habitats.

Landowner Guide to Tree Planting Success

The steps to take to make the most of your tree planting project, including getting the right trees in the right place and increasing the odds for their growth and survival.

Backyard Forestry

Ideas and approaches for caring for a small or even a large piece of property to have less maintenance, better views, and diverse plants and wildlife.

Conserving Working Forests

Tools forest landowners can use to help ensure forestland remains a working forest, even after it leaves your ownership.

Common Wildflowers of Pennsylvania Forestlands

Learn about some of the more common, showy, and/or interesting wildflowers of the springtime PA woodlands that may be encountered during the “ephemeral” season.

Forest Insects Update

Economically important insects and diseases being encountered in Pennsylvania’s woodlands and the various treatments available to mitigate their effects.

Amphibians and Reptiles in Your Woods

Amphibians and reptiles are important components of a healthy woodlot. Learn how to enhance your property for these wildlife.

Herbicides and Forest Vegetation Management

Forestry herbicides are a safe and effective method for managing undesirable forest vegetation: forestry herbicide application methods, products, and treatments guidelines

Center for Private Forests


416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests


416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802