Own Woodlands? Have Questions? Remember March 20 and 21!
January 28, 2015
Estimates are that 1 of 7 households in Pennsylvania has at least an acre of trees. These woodland owners really like their woodlands. If you are one of these lucky owners, do you have questions about caring for your woods? To answer your questions, mark your calendar for March 20 and 21 for the Private Forest Landowners Conference in Altoona, PA.
Is Wood Part of the Ecosystem?
January 26, 2015
Well, as this over-caffeinated young man explains so well in the following video, that depends on what ecosystem you are thinking about.
There has been some controversy in the "forestry" world because so many academic forestry programs have transformed themselves into "ecosystems" programs over the last decade or so. That includes your beloved Penn State School of Forest Resources, which is
Trees and Cold: Where Are Their Long Johns?
January 15, 2015
When temperatures drop, trees have to have a plan to handle freezing water. They just can’t add a coat or sweater.
Conducting a Community Tree Inventory
January 14, 2015
Street and park tree inventories provide information for the planning, design, planting, maintenance, and removal of community trees. It provides facts that can be used to justify starting and funding a community tree program.
2014 Tax Tips Bulletin Revised
January 13, 2015
Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist with the U.S. Forest Service, has revised Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2014 Tax Year. The revisions reflect changes in law as of December 2014. This publication reviews the major Federal income tax laws to help you file your 2014 income tax return. Although tax laws on timber transactions are not common knowledge, they are an important part of the ongoing cost of owning and managing timber, engaging in forest stewardship activities, and complying with tax law.