Policy and Ordinances

Information on forestry business and economics policy and ordinances, including dealing with local ordinances, harvesting information, understanding timber taxation and forest property tax assessment. Tips on ginseng husbandry.

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Forest Health Insect & Disease Briefing
Forest Health Insect & Disease Briefing - Workshops Workshops

Forest Health Insect & Disease Briefing

03/27/2018

State College, PA

$60.00
Join us to review the status of Pennsylvania's forest insect and disease problems and important forest health updates and information. More
Municipal Specialist Prep Course
Municipal Specialist Prep Course - Workshops Workshops

Municipal Specialist Prep Course

02/07/2018

Horsham, PA

$60.00
This full-day workshop will help prepare individuals for the ISA Municipal Specialist Certification exam, to be taken at a future date. More
Dealing with Local Timber Harvesting Ordinances
Dealing with Local Timber Harvesting Ordinances - Articles Articles
Timber harvesting is regulated by a fraction of Pennsylvania's local governments, but more municipalities are beginning to regulate harvesting in order to maintain forests for future generations. More
Timber Harvesting in Pennsylvania: Information for Citizens and Local Government Officials
Timber Harvesting in Pennsylvania: Information for Citizens and Local Government Officials - Articles Articles
This article is designed to provide community leaders with a better understanding of timber harvesting and help them make administrative decisions. More
Timber Taxation: A General Guide for Forestland Owners
Timber Taxation: A General Guide for Forestland Owners - Articles Articles
The federal tax implications of forestland ownership are complex. Increase your awareness of tax considerations so that you can include them in your forest planning. 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
Forest Finance 4: Understanding Forest Property Tax Assessment in Pennsylvania
Forest Finance 4: Understanding Forest Property Tax Assessment in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Property taxes are usually based on the property's fair market value, but many forest landowners in PA can enroll in a tax program known as Clean and Green. This option is explained in this article. More