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Forest Taxation: Forest Finance and Timber Tax Education
Forest Taxation: Forest Finance and Timber Tax Education - Online Courses Online Courses
$99.00
In this online course, forest landowners and tax professionals learn about forest finance, and timber sales and taxation in order to save money on taxes. More
Ginseng fruit. Photo by Eric Burkhart
History and Cultivation of Ginseng - Articles Articles

History and Cultivation of Ginseng

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., Eric Burkhart

Learn the types of ginseng and how to to harvest legally in the state of Pennsylvania. More
From the Woods: American Chestnut
From the Woods: American Chestnut - Articles Articles

From the Woods: American Chestnut

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This brochure details the features of the American chestnut tree, the history of the blight, and the future prospects of the American chestnut. More
From the Woods: Incredible Wood
From the Woods: Incredible Wood - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Incredible Wood

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

Wood is a natural and versatile material. This four-page, full-color publication explores the wide variety of wood products and uses for wood. More
Kira Metz, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
Powderpost Beetles - Articles Articles
Powderpost beetles breed in dead and dried hardwoods. Their presence is overlooked until they are discovered in stored lumber, rafters, joists, floors, and furniture. More
Why Does Lumber Need to be Dried?
Why Does Lumber Need to be Dried? - Videos Videos

Why Does Lumber Need to be Dried?

Scott Weikert

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After lumber is sawn from the log it must be dried before it can be put into use. The forest products industry spends a lot of time and money to dry lumber and this video explains the reasons why. More
Tubing System Installation
Tubing System Installation - Articles Articles

Tubing System Installation

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Upgrading your sap collection method with the installation of a tubing system. More
How Aerial Systems Work How Aerial Systems Work - Articles
Aerial tubing systems should set up so that at every step in the process the sap is flowing down hill or is under some sort of positive pressure. Dips in the line will reduce flow dramatically. More
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community - Articles Articles

A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E., Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

This article discusses some of the issues of using woody biomass as an energy source with respect to those in the forestry business such as timber harvesters and forest managers. More
Ginseng in fruit. Credits: Eric Burkhart
American Ginseng - Articles Articles

American Ginseng

Eric Burkhart, Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Nontimber forest products, including American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.), have long been collected in Pennsylvania for food, medicine, income, and pleasure. More
Energy from Trees!
Energy from Trees! - Articles Articles

Energy from Trees!

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania’s forests are rich in potential bioenergy from small-diameter trees that are overcrowded and under-utilized. More
Bark...The Issue Facing the World's Wooden Pallet Industry
Bark...The Issue Facing the World's Wooden Pallet Industry - Articles Articles
In 2002, countries came together in agreement to implement an international guideline for regulating wood packaging material for international shipments. More
Hardwood veneer sheets
From the Woods: Hardwood Veneer - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Hardwood Veneer

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

Hardwood veneer is a very thin layer of wood sliced or peeled from a hardwood log and is made from the "highest quality" logs. More
Loch's new evaporator purchased with assistance from REAP
USDA Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program - Articles Articles
The USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program may assist maple syrup producers in the purchase of new more energy efficient production equipment. More
Ground System
Tubing System Types - Articles Articles

Tubing System Types

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Utilization of tubing decreases the labor involved in sap collection and may allow a producer to spend time more efficiently. This article outlines the proper way to install a tubing system. More
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