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Quercus shumardii, the Shumard Oak. (Penn State Xylarium).
Do You Know How Many Oaks There Are? - Articles Articles

Do You Know How Many Oaks There Are?

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article discusses the number of oaks that are identified as unique species. More
Spotted lanternflies captured on a sticky band. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
Spotted Lanternfly Management: Placing Sticky Bands on Trees - Articles Articles
This article summarizes one method of capturing and killing spotted lanternfly (SLF): placing sticky bands on trees. More
Timber Prices: 10 Year Trends Methodology
Timber Prices: 10 Year Trends Methodology - Articles Articles
This article describes the methodology used to create the Timber Prices: 10 Year Trends graphs. More
Real Wood - but is it hardwood, or softwood?
What is the Difference Between Hardwood and Softwood? - Articles Articles
Most people think hardwood is hard, and softwood is soft. Sometimes true, but not necessarily. More
A rendering of a log sawn into board products. http://www.vincentkohler.ch/billon.html
Where Does Lumber Come From? - Articles Articles

Where Does Lumber Come From?

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article demonstrates in text and visuals just where lumber comes from. More
Timber Market Report: 2017 4th Quarter
Timber Market Report: 2017 4th Quarter - Articles Articles

Timber Market Report: 2017 4th Quarter

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

October 2017 - December 2017 More
Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program
Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program - Articles Articles
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
What To Do If You Find the Spotted Lanternfly on Your Property
What To Do If You Find the Spotted Lanternfly on Your Property - Articles Articles
This insect is considered a threat to some crops and many people are working to try to prevent it from spreading. More
Photo: Holly Raguza, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Spotted Lanternfly: Tips for Handling Yard Waste in Quarantined Areas - Articles Articles
To prevent the movement of this insect, avoid moving yard waste such as woody plant debris (fallen trees or branches and tree trimmings) outside the quarantine area. More
Photo: Holly Raguza, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
How You Can Comply with the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Regulations - Articles Articles
Some tips to help you avoid spreading Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) and be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) regulations. More
Spotted Lanternfly IPM Management Calendar
Spotted Lanternfly IPM Management Calendar - Articles Articles
There are various management techniques to consider to destroy or control the Spotted Lanternfly. Learn the recommended methods to use during certain times of the year. More
Timber Market Report Archives
Timber Market Report Archives - Articles Articles

Timber Market Report Archives

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Each Timber Market Report reflects the stumpage and mill prices over a three-month period. The report is intended to describe general trends in the market and ignore specific timber tract variation. More
Photo: Nancy Bosold, Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension, Berks County
Spotted Lanternfly - Articles Articles

Spotted Lanternfly

Emelie Swackhamer, Amy Korman

Learn about the Spotted Lanterfly (SLF), and what action you can take to stop the spread of this invasive insect that is threatening southeastern Pennsylvania. More
Timber Market Report: 2017 3rd Quarter
Timber Market Report: 2017 3rd Quarter - Articles Articles

Timber Market Report: 2017 3rd Quarter

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Price data for July 2017 - September 2017 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
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