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Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners
Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners - Articles Articles

Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners

David R. Jackson, Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., Allyson Brownlee Muth, Ed.D.

This full color publication will assist woodland owners in examining their woodlands. More
Planting trees can speed up the natural succession from field to forest
Forest Landowners Guide to Tree Planting Success - Articles Articles
This article focuses on the values and methods of establishing wooded areas on rural property. More
Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light
Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light - Articles Articles
Competing plants, deer, and insufficient light on the forest floor can interfere with regeneration. This article addresses how to manage these issues. More
Herbicide treatments are often used to reduce competition between undesirable vegetation and planted or naturally established tree seedlings.
Chemical Control of Forest Vegetation - Articles Articles
This article details control methods involving pesticides and herbicides by application method. More
Photo credit: Todd Hagenbuch
Using Basal Bark Herbicide Applications to Control Understory Tree Species - Articles Articles
When considering basal bark treatments for timber stand improvement and/or forest regeneration establishment projects, it is important to know what species are targeted for treatment. More
Image 1. Dense shade cast by ferns interferes with seedling survival and establishment after germination. Excessive frond litter and root mats can also prevent adequate seedling germination and development.
Herbicides and Forest Vegetation Management - Articles Articles
This article examines the use of forestry labeled herbicides to manage woodland vegetation, including choosing the right herbicide; application methods; and toxicity. More
Photo by Mike Eckley
Backpack Sprayer Calibration Made Easy - Articles Articles

Backpack Sprayer Calibration Made Easy

David R. Jackson, Kimberly Bohn, Ph.D., Art Gover

This article covers calibrating a backpack sprayer to determine how much herbicide to add for band applications and spot treatments. More
Forest Landowners and Natural Gas Development
Forest Landowners and Natural Gas Development - Articles Articles

Forest Landowners and Natural Gas Development

David R. Jackson, Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Scott Weikert

Before signing a lease on your forestland, there are many things to consider to protect your interests. More
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA)
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) - Articles Articles
Hemlock woolly adelgid is a destructive, introduced pest of forest and ornamental hemlock trees. More
Mile-a-minute
Mile-a-minute - Articles Articles

Mile-a-minute

David R. Jackson

Mile-a-minute is an invasive, noxious weed from eastern Asia that is rapidly colonizing non-crop areas in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. More
Forest Vegetation Management
Forest Vegetation Management - Articles Articles
As a forest landowner or manager, there is a need for increased understanding of the impacts created by competing and invasive vegetation in our woodlots. More
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer - Articles Articles

Emerald Ash Borer

David R. Jackson

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive, introduced insect of North American ash trees. It has been the cause of widespread ash tree decline and mortality throughout northeastern North America. More
This upland oak woodlot was commercially thinned. Thinning overstocked stands removes overcrowded trees and reduces the threat of severe insect and disease infestations.
Cultural Control of Forest Vegetation - Articles Articles
Cultural control practices enhance the growth of desirable plants and make the environment unsuitable for interfering plants. More
Bush Honeysuckles
Bush Honeysuckles - Articles Articles

Bush Honeysuckles

David R. Jackson

Exotic bush honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) are upright deciduous shrubs, which out compete many native plant species for natural habitat. More
Fern-dominated forest understories interfere with forest regeneration and provide poor habitat for wildlife. Photo Credit: David Jackson
Controlling Understory Fern Competition for Regeneration Success - Articles Articles
Dense understories of hay-scented, New York, and bracken fern can interfere with the regeneration of hardwood forests, threatening their sustainability. More
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