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Forest Biodiversity: Understanding Biological Health in Our Forests - Articles Articles
This article provides strategies for conserving forest biodiversity, provides a brief overview of species of concern in Pennsylvania, and suggests ways you can conserve biodiversity in your forest. More
Integrated vegetation management can be as simple as using a brush saw to cut undesirable vegetation and a backpack sprayer to apply an herbicide to the cut surface to prevent resprouting.
Integrated Vegetation Management - Articles Articles
To sustain healthy forest ecosystems it is necessary to consider multiple vegetation management practices using a systematic approach called Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM). More
For large infestations specialized brush mowing equipment, such as the Fecon Bull Hog, can be used. Mowing will help remove the competitive height advantage and provide access for chemical treatments on resprouts.
Mechanical Control - Articles Articles

Mechanical Control

David R. Jackson

This control approach involves hand or machine removal of interfering plants. Mechanical control practices generally involve cutting the target plant. More
Forest Stewardship: Earning Income from Your Forestland
Forest Stewardship: Earning Income from Your Forestland - Articles Articles
As a forest landowner, you may wonder whether you could improve you income by putting the land to work. This article covers the basics of business planning, and offers case studies and examples. More
A river winds through forested mountains covered with autumn colors.
From the Woods: Forest Stewardship - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Forest Stewardship

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article explains basic concepts of forest stewardship and wise management of natural resources. More
Tree seedling in forest
Sustainable Forestry - Articles Articles

Sustainable Forestry

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

Sustainable forestry is about managing forests to provide wood, clean water, wildlife habitat and beautiful landscapes. More
Forest Stewardship: Estate Planning
Forest Stewardship: Estate Planning - Articles Articles

Forest Stewardship: Estate Planning

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

If you own forest lands, you probably want them to remain in the family.This publication covers the basics of estate planning for woodland owners. More
Tending Your Piece of the Forest
Tending Your Piece of the Forest - Articles Articles

Tending Your Piece of the Forest

Allyson Brownlee Muth, Ed.D.

By taking an active role, you can protect and improve the condition of your forest. More
Forest Finance 7: Tree Shelters: A Multipurpose Forest Management Tool
Forest Finance 7: Tree Shelters: A Multipurpose Forest Management Tool - Articles Articles
Tree shelters play an important role in many situations. This article discusses uses, types, and costs of tree shelters. More
Forest Finance 6: Leasing Your Land for Hunting: Income and More
Forest Finance 6: Leasing Your Land for Hunting: Income and More - Articles Articles
Leasing forest and agricultural land can be a win-win situation for landowners and hunters.This article describes elements of marketing and pricing leases for hunters to use your property. More
Forest Finance 8: To Cut or Not Cut- Deciding When to Harvest Timber
Forest Finance 8: To Cut or Not Cut- Deciding When to Harvest Timber - Articles Articles
This article discusses financial decisions to harvest timber, including how to determine and calculate when to cut timber to maximize financial returns. More
Ecosystems
Ecosystems - Articles Articles

Ecosystems

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article is part of an educational series for third and fourth graders and discusses ecosystems and their interactions. More
Forest Stewardship: Teaching Youth About Forest Stewardship
Forest Stewardship: Teaching Youth About Forest Stewardship - Articles Articles
This article is for parents, educators, and other adults who are interested in teaching youth about land management and forest stewardship. More
From the Woods: Ten Important Hardwoods
From the Woods: Ten Important Hardwoods - Articles Articles
This fold out details the ten most important hardwood species in Pennsylvania including oaks, maples, black cherry, and others. More
Forest Stewardship: Best Management Practices for Pennsylvania Forests
Forest Stewardship: Best Management Practices for Pennsylvania Forests - Articles Articles
Best Management Practices outlined in this publication supplement existing BMP's for controlling erosion and sedimentation from timber harvesting operations to benefit a wider array of forest values. More
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