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From the Woods: American Chestnut
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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
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From the Woods: Incredible Wood

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

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
Forestry with Confidence: A Guide for Woodland Owners
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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 in Your Community Forest
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Planting Trees in Your Community Forest

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

This publication includes tree-related puzzles, projects, and other activities. It covers tree parts, types, how to plant trees, insects and diseases that affect trees, and more. More
A girl stands on an overlook at the edge of a wetland.
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Watersheds and Wetlands

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article, which is part of a series, is intended to teach third- and fourth-grade students about watersheds and wetlands. More
Streams provide us with water, and also give us great places to go fishing, swimming, and boating.
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Watersheds

Bryan Swistock, Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article explores the water cycle and the role Pennsylvania's forests play in protecting the quality of our surface water and groundwater supplies. It is part of an educational series for youth. More
Plants and animals are all around us, lke this red-backed salamander. But some of them are in danger of extinction.
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Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article is intended for 3rd and 4th grade students. It focuses on the difference between threatened, endangered, and extinct and how species adapt to their changing environment. More
A looger secures harvested logs on a truck.
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Harvesting Trees

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article explains why we harvest trees, the harvesting process, environmental issues, and aspects of different harvesting techniques. It is part of an educational series for youth. More
The white-tailed deer is Pennsylvania's state animal. Today, Pennsylvania has an estimated 1.5 million deer—about 30 deer per square mile.
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White-Tailed Deer

Gary San Julian, Ph.D., Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article explores the history of Pennsylvania's deer herd, their impact on biodiversity, and the challenges involved in keeping a balance between deer and other species. More
Hardwood veneer sheets
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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
Forest Stewardship: Teaching Youth About Forest Stewardship
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This article is for parents, educators, and other adults who are interested in teaching youth about land management and forest stewardship. More
Ecosystems
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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
Tree seedling in forest
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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
The juvenile form of the aquatic red-spotted newt is called the red eft and lives on land. It is common in Pennsylvania.
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From the Woods: Amphibians

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article in the From the Woods series describes the frogs and salamanders of Pennsylvania. More
Wildfire burns a Pennsylvania forest. Photo courtesy PA Bureau of Forestry.
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Wildfire

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article for youth details wildfires and discusses frequency, intensity, suppression, the fire triangle, fire stages, controlled burns, and steps to protect your home from wildfire. More
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