Forest Reservations

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:00am
DeeringNH

The Forest Society is partnering with the VT/NH Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) to start a chestnut seed orchard on the Tom Rush Forest in Deering, NH!  Join us as we get started in this effort planting our first 600 chestnuts.  We are looking for 15-20 volunteers on this day to help lay weed barrier fabric, plant chestnuts, install growth tubes, and put down mulch.  We'll start at 10am and work until we're done, which will likely depend upon the number of hands we have.  Please register below if interested, so that we can email you directions to the field where we'll be

Where once-vast inland forests meet the rocky extremes of coastal rivers and shallow brackish, tidal estuaries, the combined effects of weather, past agriculture, development pressure and recently introduced landscape trees and aggressive invasive plants contribute to a kind of chaotic “Frankenst

On Saturday February 9, fifty hardy guests and forestry and education staff braved windy conditions to conduct a public timber harvest tour on a roughly 200 acre portion of the 1492 acre Forest Society Heald Tract in Wilton.

American Chestnut

The American chestnut is a large, monoecious deciduous tree of the beech family native to eastern North America. Before the species was devastated by the chestnut blight, a fungal disease, it was one of the most important forest trees throughout its range, and was considered the finest chestnut tree in the world.

The Forest Society works to keep NH forested. Our mission as both a land trust and a forestry organization includes protecting and managing a network of 185 permanent Forest Reservations totaling 56,000 acres.

This summer and fall, we partnered with WMUR to offer a series of guided hikes on our forest reservations with the goal of introducing hikers of all abilities to Forest Society properties with trail systems that possess excellent views or interesting destinations.

Frog in the lily pads at Hunter's Pond by Jackie Sawyer
Frog by Jackie Sawyer (Beatrice Trum Hunter Preserve, Deering)

Passover on the Jewish Calendar, Holy week on the Christian Calendar, Muskrat Week on the Floodplain Calendar.