Forestry Herbicides: A Review of Principles and Recent Research

Forestry labeled herbicides are a low risk and effective means of controlling undesirable forest vegetation in hardwood forestry.

Forestry labeled herbicides can be used for achieving many objectives including: establishing desirable regeneration, increasing tree growth and timber production, creating and enhancing wildlife habitat, and controlling non-native/invasive plants. This presentation highlights forestry herbicide application methods, products, and treatment guidelines for controlling interfering vegetation as well as provide an update on a number of forest management herbicide research projects.


Dave Jackson, Forest Resources Educator, Penn State Extension