For many, spring is found in wetlands and vernal pools.
Sampling is a tool natural resources professionals use to get a sense of the volume (size class and diameter), species, and regeneration (existing and potential) across a landowner’s property.
Are you thinking about planting a field to trees? Many folks want to plant hardwoods such as oak, walnut, and black cherry. They believe these will grow into valuable hardwoods; they are partly correct. The problem is getting them to grow.
This workshop will assist foresters and other natural resource management professionals in beginning the discussion with landowners on how to keep their forests working.
When our children were growing up, we found ways to engage them on the land...
On Thursday, March 27 from 7-9 PM at the PSU - Mont Alto Campus General Studies Auditorium, the South Mountain Partnership, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Forestry Association and the Mont Alto Forestry Club, will host this South Mountain Speaker Series event.
Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.
This winter’s weather has been colder and snowier than our more recent normal. How can the earth be warming and we have such a winter?
What do you do with smaller sized woodland parcels? Can you care for them the same way that you can larger parcels? Follow these landowners' example and learn how to inventory and come up with a plan for a smaller woodlot.
Invasive species are fairly ubiquitous in our forested landscape. Why do these plants succeed? Why can’t our native species successfully compete with invasives?
How did American beech become the predominant component in many forested stands and what should a landowner do about it? Learn more about beech in Pennsylvania's forests.
During the winter, especially during the cold snaps in recent months, many enjoy recreating on frozen ponds and lakes. The goal is to be as safe as possible during winter recreation activities.
Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations We'll use this space to share these items with you.
No matter how we slice and dice the owners of Pennsylvania’s private forests, they are, for sure, all different. Every day, woodland owners make decisions about how they will manage or use their land. Using data from three Pennsylvania woodland owner studies we learned about five woodland owner segments.
Suggestions from a Pennsylvania Tree Farmer on how to get kids, grandkids, and other young people enthusiastic about the woods.
A quarterly update from the Pennsylvania Tree Farm Committee.
This link goes to the annual bulletin providing federal income tax reporting tips to assist forest landowners and their advisors in filing their 2013 income tax returns. The information presented here is current as of Sept. 15, 2013.
In the Fall 2013 issue of Forest Leaves, we asked you to write in and share what you’re seeing as we experience change across our forested landscapes. The first contribution comes from Nancy G.W. Baker, a forest landowner in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. We invite you to share your observations.
In the previous four issues of Forest Leaves, we’ve run a series of articles about legacy planning and the tools and resources available to help forest landowners begin to make concrete their hopes for the future of their forestland. We’d like to know what, if anything, you’ve done in response to this series of articles. If you would take 5 minutes of your time to visit the following link and answer the short questions, we would be most appreciative.
As stewards of a small piece of Penn’s woods in southeastern Cambria County, the members of the Beaverdale Sportsmen’s Association have recognized recent changes in their forest and decided it was time to do their part to ensure the diversity and sustainability of their woods.