Updated: May 24, 2023

The land care practices in "The Woods in Your Backyard" has helped hundreds of property owners and land managers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Our new publications, "Woodland Health Practices Handbook" and "Woodland Health Assessment Checklist," help green industry professionals apply these practices to their business services.

  • "The Woods in Your Backyard" 2nd edition

    Order the second edition (2015) from Penn State Extension

  • "The Woods in Your Backyard" downloadable workbook

    Downloadable workbook available in two formats (full size and mobile-friendly) with fillable PDF forms.

  • The Woods In Your Backyard: Creating Natural Areas from Existing Lawn or Pasture

    University of Maryland Extension information sheet

  • "Woodland Health Practices Handbook"

    Publication to help green industry professionals better serve their customers.

  • Woodland Health Assessment Checklist & Management Actions

    Evaluate a variety of natural area conditions and identify potential areas for management, based on individual objectives.

  • "Woodland Health Practices: A Field Guide"

    Available for sale through Penn State Extension, this pocket guide summarizes the hands-on techniques found in our "Woodland Health Practices Handbook."