Progressive Forestry in Pennsylvania Hardwoods

Using Expanding Gaps and Low-Intensity/High-Frequency Thinnings to Create Vibrant, Resilient Forests

Forestry today is faced with a host of new impacts: climate change, invasive species, introduced pests and a landscape over run by deer. Yet, in many ways we manage forests with the same philosophy and process that was used 50 years ago. This webinar covered a review of progressive practices including: expanding gap openings, high frequency thinnings, understory development and logging with horses.


Annie Socci, PhD, Executive Director, The Foundation for Sustainable Forests, and Guy Dunkle, Forester, The Foundation for Sustainable Forests.