YSE Forest-Related Education

At the YSE Forest School, education takes place in many forms and places, including at the Yale Forests, field trips throughout the U.S. and world, and virtually through online courses and certificate programs. Faculty, lecturers, and staff guide these educational experiences, while students and alum provide input and participate in the classroom, online, and in the field.

Students and staff, posing outside of the convention center, represent The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment at the 2022 World Forest Congress in Seoul, South Korea.
June 27, 2022
By Jess Jones ‘23 MF We joined thousands of people in Seoul, South Korea the first week of May to attend the 2022 World Forestry Congress, the planet’s largest gathering of...
Yale and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) gather together in Bavaria, Germany for the first time since COVID-19 emerged.
June 27, 2022
By Sara Santiago ‘19 MF Students at The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment were busy with multiple field trips throughout the semester, including spring...
Maple Managers Mary Katherine DeWane ’23 MF and Emma Broderick ’23 MF/MBA set up taps on 109 trees and tied 2,000 wire ties on blue tubing to create a network for syrup production. Photo by Isaac Merson '23 MEM.
May 18, 2022
By Isaac Merson ’23 MEM “There is a forest in every one of us,” Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology Mark Ashton explains as we meander through the powerful oaks,...
Emma Broderick ‘23 MF (left) and Mary Katherine DeWane ’23 MF set an anchor point to link together arterial lines of sugaring tubes in the new Yale-Myers maple operation. Photo courtesy of Joe Orefice.
January 19, 2022
By Adam Houston ’18 YC, ’21 MEM, Quiet Corner Initiative and Research Manager Two new agroforestry projects took root at Yale-Myers Forest (YMF) this fall. Dr. Joe Orefice,...
Students in Management Plans spend the fall semester completing biophysical and social assessments of a private property – hopefully completing their tree inventories before the leaves fall! Musa Joko ’22 MF takes in the golden light of fall in northeastern forestland. Photo courtesy of Ryan Smith ’22 MF.
January 19, 2022
By Adam Houston ’18 YC, ’21 MEM, Quiet Corner Initiative and Research Forest Fellow This fall, twelve Yale School of the Environment students spent their weekends measuring...
This infected beech leaf shows the dark, parallel banding between veins that is a hallmark sign of beach leaf disease (BLD). Photo courtesy of Craig Brodersen.
January 3, 2022
By Jess Jones ’23 MF Most trees have by now dropped their leaves. Yet, the leaves of the beech tree (Fagus grandifolia) persist – pale and husky. They help us identify the...
The Society of American Foresters held its annual convention from November 3–6, 2021, with a jam-packed schedule of scientific talks, professional strategies, and reflections on what it means to have “Forests For All.” Photo courtesy of Isaac Merson ’23 MEM in East Rock Park, New Haven.
January 3, 2022
Jess Jones ’23 MF and Isaac Merson ’23 MEM In the midst of the hardwood forests’ colorful fall dance, the Society of American Foresters (SAF) held their annual convention....