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.
Report of a 400-acre study of biomass harvesting on 21 woodlots from 4 to 39 acres evaluating a mix of equipment, terrain and forest conditions.
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.
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.
Describes Best Management Practices (BMPs) for protecting water quality during forest harvests.
Updated March 9, 2015
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."
Reviews key considerations when investigating options to develop a portable sawmill enterprise.
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.
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.
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.
A guide for both municipal officials and the forest products industry to improve understanding of the laws which govern public roadways.
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.
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.
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.
Regulations affecting wood products harvested in Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham Counties due to the emerald ash borer quarantine. Updated 7/10/2015
Describes when "casualty losses" may be claimed for timber damaged or destroyed by hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, high winds and other storms.
2014, Maines Forest Laws
Trees of New Hampshire and their human uses.
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, RSA 434:59-61 enables NH sawmills to sell lumber to end users that are building structures subject to building codes.
Description of New Hampshire's licensed forester law including relevant statutes and rules.
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.
Papers about the financial aspects of tree growth and yield.
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