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Maple Syrup Terminology
Maple Syrup Terminology - Articles Articles

Maple Syrup Terminology

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

List of definitions of terms used in maple syrup production. More
Maple Syrup Production for the Beginner
Maple Syrup Production for the Beginner - Articles Articles
Maple syrup is among the oldest natural food products produced in North America. Folklore credits the Native Americans with the discovery of this flavorful natural sweetener. More
Goldenseal photo - credits: Eric Burkhart
Goldenseal - Articles Articles

Goldenseal

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., Eric Burkhart

Goldenseal is a botanical with a long production history. Its over-collection has reduced the population to dangerously low levels in many states. More
Forest Moss
Forest Moss - Articles Articles

Forest Moss

JeriLynn (Jeri) E. Peck, Ph.D.

This article explores collecting forest mosses from logs, rocks, and the forest floor. More
Forest Finance 5: Opportunities from Ginseng Husbandry in Pennsylvania
Forest Finance 5: Opportunities from Ginseng Husbandry in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
This article provides information on ginseng as a native forest resource, ginseng culture on Pennsylvania forest lands, and marketing and legal considerations. More
Sugar maple sap is made into maple syrup in a sugarhouse.
From the Woods: Maple Syrup, A Taste of Nature - Articles Articles
This article explains how Pennsylvania's maple syrup makers create their product, from the seed of the maple to your table. More
Girl stands in front of huge pile of cut logs
From the Woods: Hardwood Lumber - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Hardwood Lumber

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article explains the difference between hardwoods and softwoods, covers the process of making lumber. It is part of an educational series for youth. More
Girl in forest throws paper airplane
From the Woods: Paper! - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Paper!

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., James Finley, Ph.D., Lee Stover

Why is paper important? This article explores the history of paper and how it is made today. It is part of an educational series for youth. More
From left to right and top to bottom: Mass spectra for the seven year old root (A), fresh root (B), twig (C), and leaf (D).
Toxicity of Yew Wood and Roots - Articles Articles

Toxicity of Yew Wood and Roots

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

A case study of yew toxicity in fresh and aged yew roots and stem. More
Survival of the Fittest in the Wood Products Industry
Survival of the Fittest in the Wood Products Industry - Articles Articles
The reality is that the wood products industry is getting smaller. This article provides advice on how to remain a viable company. More
Jamie and Laura White
Going Green with a Black Locust Deck - Articles Articles

Going Green with a Black Locust Deck

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article explores the possibility of using black locust for construction and decking, because the wood is naturally very insect- and rot-resistant. More
Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011
Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011 - Articles Articles

Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Lumber markets seem headed up as China ramps up its consumption of the world's lumber supply. But other factors may prevent that. More
Photo by Aleksandar Radovanovic
Forest Products - Articles Articles
Forest products may include lumber and its byproducts, medicinal plants, maple syrup, and mushrooms just to name a few. More
Maple Syrup Production
Maple Syrup Production - Articles Articles

Maple Syrup Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Robert Hansen

The production of maple syrup requires access to suitable woodland and many hours of labor within a short season. More
Biomass harvest in Austria, one year later...
Energy as a Tool in Forest Improvement - Articles Articles

Energy as a Tool in Forest Improvement

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

In June 2008 Penn State administered and financially supported a collaboration of stakeholders to visit, tour, and analyze Austrian bioenergy efforts. More
Can Cutting Your “Junk Trees” Power Your City and Improve Your Forest?
Can Cutting Your “Junk Trees” Power Your City and Improve Your Forest? - Articles Articles
How managing low-use wood for bioenergy can incentivize sustainable forest management. More
Collecting Maple Sap: Buckets or Tubing Systems
Collecting Maple Sap: Buckets or Tubing Systems - Articles Articles
The traditional way of collecting maple sap to produce maple syrup is with buckets, while the more modern way is with tubing systems. More
Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species
Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species - Articles Articles
How much does wood weigh? The question is simple enough for dry wood, but more difficult to when freshly cut. More
from Russel Maple Farms
Artificial Vacuum - Articles Articles
To increase your sap flow from your aerial tubing system, consider adding an artificial vacuum to the system. More
Thievery
Thievery - Articles Articles

Thievery

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., Eric Burkhart

Ginseng and goldenseal are very valuable crops. A patch with only 50 plants might yield $200-$300 dollars at harvest. More
Board-Foot, Cubic-Foot, and Cubic-Meter Volume Tables
Board-Foot, Cubic-Foot, and Cubic-Meter Volume Tables - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
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Calculate merchantable lumber volumes of all commercially important species in Pennsylvania. More