SILVAH Training: Oak

Oak SILVAH Training is an intensive five-day course that includes educational training in the classroom and hands-on experience in the field.
SILVAH Training: Oak - Workshops
Language: English

Starting at FREE

Starting at FREE

Get notified when new events are scheduled to occur. Enter your ZIP code and Distance willing to travel, or select Anywhere for all locations.


When: Mon., Sep. 10, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Tue., Sep. 11, 2018 (8:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Wed., Sep. 12, 2018 (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Thu., Sep. 13, 2018 (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Fri., Sep. 15, 2018 (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Where: Jefferson County Conservation District
1062 Route 28
Brookville, Pennsylvania 15825

registration deadline: September 1, 2018
11:59 p.m.

To Be Covered

Nearly half of the session is conducted in the field where participants have a chance to apply SILVAH techniques, mark stands for crop tree release and thinning, and view examples of regeneration and overstory management techniques.

What to Bring

  • Field exercises are done in crews and will be conducted regardless of weather, please dress appropriately.
  • Participants are expected to bring a hardhat and standard forest inventory equipment.
  • A laptop, with SILVAH software installed, is helpful, but not required. Current SILVAH software is available on the Web site at
  • Participants are responsible for their own meals during the event. There will be a dinner offered Wednesday evening for those interested in participating.


Monday, September 10, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018

12:00 pm Welcome

12:15 pm PA Forest History

12:45 pm Oak Forests & Wildlife

01:30 pm Fundamentals of Oak Forests

02:00 pm The Oak Regeneration Process; Acorn Production

02:30 pm Field Trip – Intro to Clear Creek SF Stop #1 - Clear Run/Firetower Road
Forest History, Intro to CCSF

08:00 am The Oak Regeneration Process; Seedling Establishment/Growth

08:30 am Obstacles to the Oak Regen Process; Insects & Diseases

09:15 am Obstacles to the Oak Regen Process; Deer & Comp/Intfer Veg.

10:00 am Trends in Oak Forests

10:45 am Introduction to SILVAH

11:15 am SILVAH; Inventory Procedures

12:00 pm Lunch (bring your own)

12:30 pm Field Trip – Inventory Practicum Stop #1 - Spring Creek Fence / Road
SILVAH Inventory Practicum

08:00 am SILVAH: From Inventory to Prescription

09:00 am SILVAH Prescriptions Exercise

09:45 am Thinning for Acorn Production

10:30 am Seedbed Prep Burning & Site Scarification

11:00 am Broadcast Herbicides

11:30 am Individual Stem Herbicides

12:00 pm Lunch (bring your own)

01:00 pm Field Trip – Establishing Oak Seedlings Stop #1 - 500 Flat Fence (east side)
Acorn Production

Stop #2 - Gaydosh Stand or Tornado Swath
Thinning for Acorns

Stop #3 - Callen Run Road
Fern / Mountain Laurel Ecology & Control

Stop #4 Stone Pit
Striped Maple Ecology & Control

Stop #5 Clear Run Road
Beech Ecology & Control

08:00 am Shelterwood Harvests

09:00 am Mitigating Deer Impact

09:30 am Residual Trees

10:15 am Release Burning

10:45 am Post-Harvest Follow-up

11:15 am Crop Tree Management

12:00 pm Lunch (bring your own)

12:30 pm Field Trip – Releasing Oak Seedlings Stop #1 - McNeil Station Road
Shwd Harvests, Rx Fire

Stop#2 - Headwaters TS
Post-harvest Follow-up

Stop #3 - Windfall Run
Shwd-Burn Technique, Crop Tree Management

08:00 am Uneven-aged Management & Group Selection

09:00 am Rehabilitating Degraded Stands

09:45 am Course Summary & Graduation

10:00 am Field Trip Stop #1 - Firetower Road
Rehabilitating Degraded Stands

Stop #2 - Spring Creek Road
Group Selection Strategies


Forest Resources Wood Products Kiln Drying Lumber

More by Scott Weikert 

Silviculture Timber Sales Forest Ecology Forest Vegetation Management Herbicides Invasive Plants White-tailed Deer Youth Environmental Education 4-H Forestry

More by David R. Jackson 

Patrick Brose

Dave Cole

Shawn Lehman

Robert Long

Joanne Rebbeck

Todd Ristau

Jake Scheib

Scott Stoleson

Lee Swoger


Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register



What happens after I register for a workshop or conference?
How long are workshops and conferences?
What materials will I need to bring to a workshop or conference?
How should I dress for a workshop or conference?
Where will the workshop or conference take place?
When will the workshop or conference take place?
Where can I learn about the agenda for a workshop or conference?
What is included with my registration for a workshop or conference?
If a workshop or conference is at maximum capacity, can I be added to a waitlist?
Are workshops and conferences accessible for people who require special needs or services?
How do I register for an event or make a purchase over the phone?