Forestry

The Reservation Stewardship Department is responsible for the management of the Forest Society’s fee-owned lands (over 57,000 acres, the Forest Society’s largest asset). These lands are managed with a vision that is focused on the future, ensuring the biological richness of the state while providing economic and social returns to the organization, its members, and the public.

It snowed last night: a three inch thick coffin lid to our seemingly endless summer. The first snowfall arrives like a shot across the bow. We’d expected it but some still grumble.

Forester Gabe Roxby explained several of the wildlife habitat, soil, and water quality considerations of the timber harvest.

Women in the Woods is a collaboration between UNH Cooperative ExtensionNH Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and other partners aimed at connecting women forest landowners, managers, and stewards with the resources, skills, and community they need to make informed stewardship decisions that promote healthy forest resources.

The program is aimed at connecting women forest landowners, managers, and stewards with new resources and skills.

Tree Farm of the year hosts annual field day.

A poem about searching for female white ash trees and beseeching them to survive.

Since a single ash tree is either a male or a female (in some tree species this isn’t the case and a tree may have both male and female parts), it will be important to make sure we leave some of each uncut during the harvest, to provide the species an opportunity to pollinate and set viable seed.