Management Practices

Information on private forest management practices, including stewardship principles, control of forest vegetation, watersheds, wetlands, native plants and sustainable forestry. Tips on managing small woodlots, forest education and maintaining roads.

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Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Businesses
Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Businesses - Online Courses Online Courses
Free
Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that can damage many crops. Learn best practices to stop its spread. Businesses are required to complete this training to receive permits from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA). More
Adult spotted lanternflies. Photo Credit: E. Smyers
Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners - Articles Articles

Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners

Heather L Leach, Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

A guide that reviews the identification, life cycle, current distribution, and techniques for managing spotted lanternfly on your property. More
Forest Taxation: Forest Finance and Timber Tax Education
Forest Taxation: Forest Finance and Timber Tax Education - Online Courses Online Courses
$99.00
Forest landowners and tax professionals learn about forest finance, and timber sales and taxation in order to save money on taxes. Earn 8 CFEs. More
Forest Landowner Conference
Forest Landowner Conference - Workshops Workshops
Free
Forest landowners are invited to learn about management options available in order to maintain a healthy forest. More
Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program
Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program

James Finley, Ph.D.

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The Pennsylvania's Forest Stewardship Program is a voluntary program to help forest landowners learn to improve and maintain the ecological health of their land. Private landowners who own between 5 and 1,000 acres of forestland can join the program. More
Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners
Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners - Articles Articles

Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners

David R. Jackson, Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., Allyson Brownlee Muth, Ed.D.

This full color publication will assist woodland owners in examining their woodlands. More
Forests are more than just trees; they are an integrated community of plants, animals, soils, and water.
Forest Stewardship Principles for Landowners - Articles Articles
This article explains the benefits of forest stewardships and provides information to forest landowners for developing a forest stewardship plan. More
Best Management Practices for Pennsylvania Forests
Best Management Practices for Pennsylvania Forests - Articles Articles
This publication is a nontechnical guide to forest resource management. Information includes an overview of Pennsylvania forests, guidelines for forest resource management, and relevant regulations. More
David Jackson, Penn State University
Woods in Your Backyard Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Free
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. More
Planting trees can speed up the natural succession from field to forest
Forest Landowners Guide to Tree Planting Success - Articles Articles
This article focuses on the values and methods of establishing wooded areas on rural property. More
Best Management Practices for Silvicultural Activities in Forest Wetlands
Best Management Practices for Silvicultural Activities in Forest Wetlands - Articles Articles
This handbook is designed as a practical reference for woodland owners and natural resource professionals regarding the management of forested wetlands. More
Landowners should inspect their forest road system at regular intervals to detect problems and schedule repairs. Photo: George Hurd, Penn Sate University
Maintain Forest Roads to Prevent Erosion and Protect Water - Articles Articles
The dirt and gravel roads that run through your forest play an important role in the management of your woodlands. More
Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light
Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light - Articles Articles
Competing plants, deer, and insufficient light on the forest floor can interfere with regeneration. This article addresses how to manage these issues. More
Woodland Stewardship: Management Practices for Landowners
Woodland Stewardship: Management Practices for Landowners - Online Courses Online Courses
$119.00
Learn about forest ecosystems, management, and stewardship practices, as well as wildlife, water, tree identification and measurement, and legacy planning. More
Herbicide treatments are often used to reduce competition between undesirable vegetation and planted or naturally established tree seedlings.
Chemical Control of Forest Vegetation - Articles Articles
This article details control methods involving pesticides and herbicides by application method. More
Photo credit: Todd Hagenbuch
Using Basal Bark Herbicide Applications to Control Understory Tree Species - Articles Articles
When considering basal bark treatments for timber stand improvement and/or forest regeneration establishment projects, it is important to know what species are targeted for treatment. More
Teach for Forests: Forest Education for Teachers and Youth Leaders
Teach for Forests: Forest Education for Teachers and Youth Leaders - Online Courses Online Courses
$119.00
Learn about trees, wildlife, water, and ecology. Learn to teach children and teens with activities and through curriculum recommendations. Earn Act 48 credits. More
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public - Online Courses Online Courses
$79.00
Learn practical knowledge and skills about forest trees, wildlife, and water, as well as forest ecology, management, and silviculture. More
Pennsylvania Forest Stewards
The Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program provides forestland owners with information and assistance to actively promote healthy and productive forests. More
Pennsylvania Woodland Owners Associations
Woodland Owners Associations provide educational opportunities for members. More
Tree Tenders® Training
Tree Tenders® Training - Workshops Workshops

Tree Tenders® Training

Multiple Options Available

$35.00
Join other residents and start to restore and maintain the tree canopy in your community. More
Native Plants of Pennsylvania
Native Plants of Pennsylvania - Webinars Webinars
Free
Start by enjoying the natural beauty and learn to recreate part of it in your own landscape. Be enchanted by the showiest of the native perennials and see which of these you can identify in your area. More
Pennsylvania Partners for Sustainable Forests
Pennsylvania Partners for Sustainable Forests - Articles Articles
Forests to meet today’s needs without compromising future sustainability. More
Image 1. Dense shade cast by ferns interferes with seedling survival and establishment after germination. Excessive frond litter and root mats can also prevent adequate seedling germination and development.
Herbicides and Forest Vegetation Management - Articles Articles

Herbicides and Forest Vegetation Management

David R. Jackson, James Finley, Ph.D.

This article examines the use of forestry labeled herbicides to manage woodland vegetation, including choosing the right herbicide; application methods; and toxicity. More
Photo by Mike Eckley
Backpack Sprayer Calibration for Woodland Applications - Articles Articles

Backpack Sprayer Calibration for Woodland Applications

David R. Jackson, Kimberly Bohn, Ph.D., Art Gover

This article covers calibrating a backpack sprayer to determine how much herbicide to add for band applications and spot treatments. More
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