Thursday, October 10, 2019

Is it time to harvest your timber? How Do you know?

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: April 14, 2019
Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes

Registration: Presentation URL (for both times): https://meeting.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/
Handouts, PowerPoints and Recorded Presentations will be available at
http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/centers/private-forests/outreach/pa-forests-web-seminar-center

Presentation summary:

There are many factors you should consider when deciding if your timber is ready to harvest.  Unfortunately, many woodland owners hastily make that decision when a prospective buyer knocks on their door. This webinar will focus mainly on the financial considerations of harvesting timber. But we’ll also explore the role of landowner objectives, invasive species, regeneration, and other factors to contemplate before deciding to harvest your timber. We’ll wrap things up with a brief review of how to successfully conduct a timber harvest.


Presented by:
David Apsley, Natural Resources Specialist, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Ohio State University Extension 

*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Public Attitudes toward Timber Harvesting on Private Lands in PA

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: March 10, 2019
Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes

Registration: Presentation URL (for both times): https://meeting.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/
Handouts, PowerPoints and Recorded Presentations will be available at
http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/centers/private-forests/outreach/pa-forests-web-seminar-center

Presentation summary:
This webinar will provide information on the following topics: (1) how timber harvesting can help improve stand health and provide income to landowners, (2) who is harvesting timber on private lands in PA, (3) technical assistance programs for landowners who want to harvest, (4) findings of a recent survey study investigating public attitudes toward timber harvesting in PA. 1 hour presentation and time for questions.

Presented by:
Melissa Kreye & Sadikshya Sharma  

*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Early Detection Rapid Response Protocols for Invasive Plant Infestations

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: November 12, 2019
Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes

Registration: Presentation URL (for both times): https://meeting.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/
Handouts, PowerPoints and Recorded Presentations will be available at
http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/centers/private-forests/outreach/pa-forests-web-seminar-center

Presentation summary:
This presentation will describe the Bureau's efforts to establish Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) protocols across State Forest lands for high priority invasive plant species.  Based on protocols first described by the National Park Service, EDRR methods provide an opportunistic survey approach and straightforward treatment protocols to eradicate invasive plant species before they become well-established.  The presentation will cover survey techniques, prioritization and establishment of an EDRR target list, and treatment guidance for species DCNR considers high priority on portions of State Forest lands, including poison-hemlock, wavyleaf basketgrass, Japanese angelica tree, and glossy buckthorn.

Presented by:
Kelly Sitch, Forest Ecologist, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry. Kelly coordinates statewide policy and management of invasive plant species for the Bureau of Forestry and provides botanical expertise in managing state-listed plants and rare plant communities on State Forest lands. 

*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Spotted Lantern Fly – Understanding the Ecology and the Threat

Cornell University - Forest Connect

Date: October 16, 2019
Time: noon - 1:00 PM, eastern time
           and 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Registration: You need a free personal registration ID to join this month’s webinar:

https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q

If prompted for a password use “Cornell”

After registration, which includes a question about whether you want CEU credits, you will receive the link to the webinar and a password. It should go without saying that you should retain this email. The registration email provides the link you will use the day of the webinar. 

Presentation summary:
This invasive pest affects horticultural and agricultural crops, ornamentals, landscape, forests, and shade trees. Every resident of New York and neighboring states could potentially be affected if Spotted Lanternfly becomes established. Growers, Landscapers, Greenhouse and Nursery Operations, Christmas Tree Growers, Foresters, Master Gardeners, Master Forester Owners and Residents are just some of the groups who will benefit from attending this meeting.  

Presented By:
Tim Weigle, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS IPM 

*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oak Decline in the United States

Southern Regional Extension Forestry 

Date: October 9, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - noon, eastern time

Registration: You do not need to pre-register for this webinar

http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/oak-decline-in-the-united-states?sr=wp~mkt-dayOf

Presentation summary:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/tangled-title-and-timber?sr=wp~mkt-whenPubOak decline is a slow-acting disease complex that involves the interaction of biotic and abiotic factors such as climate, site quality and advancing tree age. Oak decline occurs more commonly among red oak species, but white oaks are susceptible as well. Oak decline can occur in forested and urban settings. Trees affected by oak decline show a reduction in growth, dieback, epicormic sprouting, yellowing leaves, sparse foliage and early leaf drop. Mature trees ( >70 years) growing on dry sites with shallow or rocky soils on ridgetops are most affected. Once weakened with oak decline, trees are often more susceptible to secondary insects and pathogens (e.g. cankers) that can more easily defoliate or colonize a stressed tree. Management methods include those that promote tree health and vigor.

Presented By:
Ryan Blaedow- Plant Pathologist, U.S. Forest Service: Southern Research Station

*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.



Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Ticks in PA

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: October 8, 2019
Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes

Registration: Presentation URL (for both times): https://meeting.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/
Handouts, PowerPoints and Recorded Presentations will be available at
http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/centers/private-forests/outreach/pa-forests-web-seminar-center

Presentation summary:
This webinar will discuss common ticks and tick-borne diseases that occur in Pennsylvania and the Northeast, including tick natural history and disease symptoms to watch for, as well as ways to prevent bites and control ticks in the landscape.

Presented by: Michael Skvarla, Ph.D., Insect Identifier and Extension Educator, Department of Entomology, Penn State University 

*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

2019 Pennsylvania Forestry Association Annual Symposium

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This symposium counts for 4 hours (1 year) of PA SFI® Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-PA SFI Course C.E. credit form (this form may not be available at the workshop so you will need to print it out beforehand), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.