Working Forests

The Forest Society's mission includes perpetuating New Hampshire's forests through their 'wise use', or sustainable forestry. Working forests--those managed to provide a renewable wood resource--are more likely to remain as forests rather than being lost to development. Visit this page to explore stories and projects related to working forests.

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.

The Forest Society has named Cameron Larnerd as its new Christmas Tree Farmer at Forest Society North at The Rocks in Bethlehem.

Spring is the best time of year to plant trees so we thought now is a good time to share the basics of tree planting with you.

Through the decades, Manley established a thriving operation with some 32,000 Christmas trees in the fields, has greeted thousands of families making the annual tradition to The Rocks to cut their own trees, and has developed a robust set of education programs,.

The result, four growing seasons later, is an amazing carpet of white pine seedlings.

Ann and Marc Davis have been named New Hampshire’s 2022 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.

My favorite sign of spring is the start of maple season. From tree to table, I teach my children that it's a sweet reminder our forests are always working. 

Maple sugaring season is here. So when is it time to tap? Its not always the first day above freezing it turns out.