Timber Harvesting

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am
WiltonNH

On these special tours, learn from forestry experts with Meadowsend Timberlands, UNH Cooperative Extension, and the Forest Society about the roles of the landowner, consulting forester and logging contractor. You’ll see an active timber sale layout from stumps to the landing and learn which trees are marked to cut and why. You’ll learn about wood markets, timber volumes and values. We’ll also discuss how non-timber features including water quality are protected during logging and how wildlife habitats and recreational trails can be enhanced.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00am
JaffreyNH

On these special tours, learn from forestry experts with Bay State Forestry, UNH Cooperative Extension, and the Forest Society about the roles of the landowner, consulting forester and logging contractor. You’ll see an active timber sale layout from stumps to the landing and learn which trees are marked to cut and why. You’ll learn about wood markets, timber volumes and values. We’ll also discuss how non-timber features including water quality are protected during logging and how wildlife habitats and recreational trails can be enhanced.

The Heald Forest Reservation in Wilton will have a timber harvest operation in the winter of 2018-19 that includes prescriptions to remove overstory trees to regenerate understory shrubs - specifically mountain laurel - that can greatly enhance cover for wildlife.   The specific goal for improvin

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:30pm

Forestry Tour at Diehl Family Forest in Lempster, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday, January 7, fifty people hiked from the active timber landing along the Marlboro Trail to see active timber harvesting on 65 acres on the lower slopes of the Forest Society's 4500-acre Monadnock Reservation in Jaffrey.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 9:00am

Timber Harvesting Tour at Mount Monadnock

The Forest Society will host a public tour to showcase timber harvest activities being conducted on the Forest Society's Monadnock Forest Reservation above the Shaker Farm Road in Jaffrey. This tour will share the forestry prescriptions and logging activity taking place on approximately 50 acres adjacent to the Marlboro Trail.

I first met the logger “Brad” back in May during a pre-timber harvest hike with the forester for my neighbor’s woodlot. The pines and hemlocks to be cut were marked with blue paint slashes by the forester, Brooks Weathers.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 9:00am

Join Forest Society professional forestry staff for a tour of the recently-completed timber harvest at the Weeks Woods.  Hear about the Forest Society's management plans and long-term goals for this working woodlot. Learn more about which trees were cut, how they were harvested and what the objectives of the harvest were. Learn about the ‘patch cutting’ and ‘shelterwood’ techniques and why these particular harvest systems and logging equipment were selected for this property. Which trees were marked for harvest and why? What wood products were produced?

Many people don't think of trees when we speak of "harvest." Corn is harvested; apples, tomatoes, squash are the fruits of the annual autumnal rite which is the province of our farmers.