Forest Resources

Community and Urban Forestry

These four-day short courses teach the basics of arboriculture (tree care), including tree biology, tree risk assessment, tree planting, and other topics.

One-hour webinars held at noon on the second Tuesday of each month cover a variety of topics from arboriculture, includes landscape design, land use planning and regulatory policy.

This workshop series is intended to address OSHA 29CFR Part 1910.331-.335, which requires that employers of residential/commercial tree workers who may be exposed to energized electrical conductors during normal tree care or urban forestry operations document that they annually provide appropriate electrical hazards training for their employees.

Learn how "Green Infrastructure" such as open space, forests, parks, street trees, rain gardens, green roofs, permeable pavers, and rain barrels are helping to conserve viable natural resources and capture, infiltrate and evapo-transpire rain where it falls.

Full-day workshops teach Low-Impact Development (LID) and other design and policy basics for better managing municipal storm water.

A training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities.

Private Landowner Management

This workshop covers the essential principles of forest history, forest ecology, and silviculture. Two-evening workshop.

This workshop covers the history of the American chestnut, the impact of the chestnut blight on forest ecosystems, and efforts to restore the species.

This program offers youth hands-on learning about Pennsylvania forests and the important concept of stewardship. Offered year-round as a direct-mail and adult volunteer-led initiative statewide.

Pennsylvania Forest Stewards (PAFS) volunteers are landowners or stakeholders interested in learning about their forestland who are committed to sharing that knowledge and experience with peers.

It will provide an educational forum for finding common ground, expressing shared perspectives, and creating a voice to promote forest values, and responsible, purposeful forest stewardship.

Full-day regional workshops and presentations teach participants about issues and opportunities related to their forestland and offer resources they can access to help them care for their land.

Women and Their Woods volunteers are female forest landowners or stakeholders interested in learning about their forestland and committed to sharing that knowledge and experience with peers.

Woodland Owners Associations provide educational opportunities for members.

These workshops focus on issues surrounding forest regeneration in Pennsylvania, including proper harvesting, managing white-tailed deer, and identifying and controlling vegetation.

By enhancing or creating natural areas and woodland, landowners can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife, and water quality. This workshop teaches stewardship of small parcels of land.

Professional Forest Management

This workshop will provide an overview of the issues surrounding forestland conservation and describe some innovative land protection tools, options, and approaches that will assist foresters and other natural resource management professionals in beginning the discussion with landowners on how to keep their forests working.

These meetings provide critical information and updates for forestry professionals as well as opportunities for professional development credits and pesticide education credits.

This Webinars series provides important information on the management of oak as well as opportunities for professional development credits.

Successful completion of training certifies participants as trained Tree Farm Inspectors. Certification assures consumers that the products they purchase originated from sustainably managed forests.

This is a professional development opportunity offered in northwest Pennsylvania. Training focuses on the management of northern hardwood forests to promote the application of science-based forestry.

The methods taught help with long-term monitoring of forest health/habitats.

Wood Products Processing

Participants in this short course will be instructed on the National Hardwood Lumber Association's rules for grading hardwood lumber and how to properly grade hardwood lumber.

This introductory short course is designed to enable participants to dry and grade hardwood lumber to maximize product quality and value.

Workshop topics address wood anatomy, basic drying and storage of lumber, understanding wood and moisture relationships, shrinkage and swelling, and other factors affecting warp.