Marial and Arlyn Perkey - 2017 Tree Farmer of the Year

RSVP by Monday, May 7th!  Perkey PA Tree Farm of the Year Field Day

On Sat. May 12 – The Perkeys have engaged 11 presenters to explain numerous forestry and wildlife habitat treatments, share minerals management experiences, discuss forest regeneration practices, and relate road construction and maintenance history.  Forestry and natural resource professionals will be stationed along pre-planned walkways discussing various relevant management activities and observations. Visitors will tour the property, spending as much or as little time as they wish at the educational stations they choose to visit. Volunteer ambassadors will help visitors locate and join presentations as they are in progress. Dress appropriately for the weather and your walking ability.  The program is from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM.  Lunch, refreshments and educational materials will be included and registration will be required. There is a $20 fee.   To register please contact the Pennsylvania Forestry Association at 1-800- 835-8065 or email  

RSVP Now!Tractor Safety Training sponsored by SWPWO and PA Forestry Association Tree Farm Committee

Sat. June 9 –SWPWO Picnic– Burnham farm in Washington County.  Michael Pate with Penn State Extension will offer a program on tractor safety.  The farm tractor is a useful tool for a tree farm.  It helps with brush hogging to control invasives, road building and maintenance, and with lumbering.  Michael will be bringing the Penn State tractor simulator so participants can get hands- on experience with a variety of tractor handling experiences. Learn from Michael the safest way to handle this important forestry tool.  Stay and enjoy our pigroast.  SWPWO members and Certified PA Tree Farmers are free but there will a $5 charge for all others.  Register at  Tractor Safety program starts at 1 PM.  Dinner is served around 4:30 PM.

SWPWO Calendar of Events for 2018:  Click here for a listing of the 2018 events.


Southwestern Pennsylvania Woodland Owners (SWPWO), a not for profit association, is an organization of individuals interested in sound woodland management practices which encourage the diverse use of forests for timber production, wildlife habitat, watershed protection and recreation and to promote this multiple-use philosophy through education and technical assistance for the benefit of the membership and general public.

Forester, Russell Gibbs, being recognized by the PA Forestry Association for the 2017 Outstanding Tree Farm Inspector.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Woodland Owners (SWPWO)