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.
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.
Trees have a funny way of getting ready for winter. Unlike people, who bundle up against the cold, deciduous trees sense the receding sunlight of shorter days and commence to get naked. And then they stay that way all winter long.
The Washburn Family Forest in Clarksville is a 2,128 acre property with 6 miles of frontage along the Connecticut River. Protected in 2008, this property boasts 17 miles of well maintained gravel woods roads just waiting to be explored on mountain bikes! Come and enjoy an easy mountain bike ride (no single track or technical sections) through some beautiful forest. Bring your own bike and gear, snacks/lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Washburn Family Forest Parking area on Route 3 in Clarksville (on the east side of Route 3 just before the bridge that enters Pittsburgh). RSVP requ