Live webinars are held at noon and 7:00 p.m. ET

When February 9, 2021

The vast majority of Pennsylvania's forests are middle-aged, with most trees in a forest community being of the same age, often around 100 years old.  However, efforts to foster resiliency and favorable habitat conditions across the landscape, statewide, and regionally focus on the need to diversify forest succession at a large scale, creating more early-successional (young forest) and late-successional/old growth (older forest) conditions.  With good management, creating young forest habitat is relatively straightforward but working toward older forest conditions can be a less straightforward process for landowners who want to foster those conditions through active management. Sarah Wurzbacher, Penn State Extension Educator in Forest Resources, will talk about how landowners and managers who understand how succession advances naturally in our forests can work with the system to speed up the formation of or enhance key features, resulting in forests that host some of the same structural and functional elements we value in older forests.

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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