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Keyword: forest Industry (36)



A Guide to Logging Aesthetics: Practical Tips for Loggers, Foresters, and Landowners

This award-winning publication addresses planning and conducting a timber harvest with aesthetics in mind. Topics include truck roads, landings, skid trails, tree felling, administration, planning, and cost.

Basal Area Law

Summarizes the basal area law (RSA 227-J:9) which requires forested buffers be left along town and state roads, streams, and bodies of water following a timber harvest.

Best Management Practices for Erosion Control on Harvesting Operations in NH

Guidelines for conducting forest management in and adjacent to wetlands and surface waters are known as best management practices. This booklet contains these guidelines, some of which are law.

Best Management Practices for Forestry: Protecting New Hampshire's Water Quality

Describes Best Management Practices (BMPs) for protecting water quality during forest harvests.

Deceptive Forestry Business Practices

Summarizes the deceptive forestry business practices law (RSA 227-J:15) which requires a written contract, with mutually agreed upon prices and amounts, as well as a time-line for remuneration for all forest products subject to a "notice of intent to cut."

Developing a Portable Sawmill Enterprise (order form)

Reviews key considerations when investigating options to develop a portable sawmill enterprise.

Directory of Licensed Foresters Offering Services to Private Landowners in New Hampshire

An online database of foresters licensed in New Hampshire who provide services to private landowners and others. It is maintained by UNH Cooperative Extension. The names are supplied by the State of NH Board of Licensure for Foresters. Additional information is provided by the listed foresters. This listing doesn't constitute an endorsement.

Directory of Sawmills & Lumber Wholesalers In New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Directory of Sawmills and Lumber Wholesalers is a resource for those looking to purchase or sell wood products. The directory is maintained by UNH Cooperative Extension. Businesses are listed with permission and an individual business listing does not constitute an endorsement by UNH Cooperative Extension.

Estimating the Volume of Downed Trees

Summarizes a quick and efficient method to estimate the volume of potentially salvageable timber blown over by heavy winds. This description presumes an understanding of standard methods for estimating standing timber.

Forest Products Road Manual: A Handbook for Municipal Officials & the Forest Products Industry

A guide for both municipal officials and the forest products industry to improve understanding of the laws which govern public roadways.

Good Forestry in the Granite State: Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire

Second edition 2010. The purpose of this guide is to provide New Hampshire landowners, and the professionals that work with them, practical recommendations on sustainable management practices for individual forest ownerships. From this website, the entire book or individual chapters can be viewed and printed as pdfs or individual chapters can be viewed and printed as html.

Guide to New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Laws

Includes information on laws on current use assessment, timber tax, wetlands, timber trespass, deceptive business practices, basal area, slash and land conversion. Landowners, loggers, foresters, municipal officials and others will find what they need when planning or reviewing a timber harvest.

Guide to the Perfect Sawmill Tour

Here’s the guide to help you plan the perfect mill tour. Do your homework and your mill tour will be a guaranteed success. This guide outlines the planning process and provides you with easy-to-use checklists to make hosting an open house a stress-free event.

Harvesting wood in emerald ash borer quarantined areas

Regulations affecting wood products harvested in Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham Counties due to the emerald ash borer quarantine. Updated 10/30/2014

Income Tax Deduction for Timber Casualty Loss

Describes when "casualty losses" may be claimed for timber damaged or destroyed by hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, high winds and other storms.

Maine Forest Laws

2014, Maines Forest Laws

Major New Hampshire Species and Their Uses

Trees of New Hampshire and their human uses.  

New Hampshire Firewood: How to Purchase Your Wood Supply

A brochure which describes the legal definition of a cord in New Hampshire; How to measure a stack of firewood; Dry, green, or seasoned; How to store firewood; How topurchase firewood; Specifications; Precautions and Quarantines.

New Hampshire Native Lumber Law

New Hampshire Native Lumber Law, RSA 434:59-61 enables NH sawmills to sell lumber to end users that are building structures subject to building codes.

New Hampshire's Licensed Foresters

Description of New Hampshire's licensed forester law including relevant statutes and rules.  

NH Best Log Scaling Practices Guide

Log scale is the basis for most business transactions between buyers and sellers of logs. A log scale, or rule, is an estimate of sawn lumber volume that can be obtained from a given log.

Proceedings for Tree Investment Workshop, 1999.

Papers about the financial aspects of tree growth and yield.

Residual Stand Damage Proceedings

Held on August 16, 2001, the residual stand damage workshop focused on the impact of residual stand damage to forest health and vigor; the economic and silvicultural implications; and ways to assess harvesting damage.



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