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Thievery

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Ginseng and goldenseal are very valuable crops. A patch with only 50 plants might yield $200-$300 dollars at harvest. More
Federal Income Taxes: Four Essential "To Do's" for Forest Landowners
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Federal Income Taxes: Four Essential "To Do's" for Forest Landowners

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

As a forest landowner there are relatively simple things you can do to save money by paying less income tax. More
Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Susquehanna and Washington Counties Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Susquehanna and Washington Counties - Articles
This article provides insights from a study on municipal governments in Susquehanna and Washington Counties that have been experiencing significant Marcellus shale gas development. 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
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 Finance 5: Opportunities from Ginseng Husbandry in Pennsylvania
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This article provides information on ginseng as a native forest resource, ginseng culture on Pennsylvania forest lands, and marketing and legal considerations. More
Forest Stewardship: Estate Planning
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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
Forest Finance 3: Keeping Record of Forest Management Activities
Forest Finance 3: Keeping Record of Forest Management Activities - Articles Articles
This article explains the importance of keeping accurate, complete, and organized records about forest management activities and expenses, particularly as they relate to income taxes. 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 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
Forest Finance 6: Leasing Your Land for Hunting: Income and More
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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
Goldenseal photo - credits: Eric Burkhart
Goldenseal - Articles Articles

Goldenseal

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Goldenseal is a botanical with a long production history. Its over-collection has reduced the population to dangerously low levels in many states. More
Forest Finance 1: Sustainable Forest Harvesting: An Economic Perspective
Forest Finance 1: Sustainable Forest Harvesting: An Economic Perspective - Articles Articles
This article includes typical financial returns over the life of a sample northern hardwood stand. More
Maple Syrup Terminology
Maple Syrup Terminology - Articles Articles

Maple Syrup Terminology

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

List of definitions of terms used in maple syrup production. More
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