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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."

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.

Federal Income Tax on Timber: A Key to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Fourth edition published in 2012 and examines the most common situations noncorporate taxpayers face when calculating federal income tax on their timber holdings. It addresses the type of forest activity, how to qualify for best tax treatment, and reporting and tax forms for many common situations. Taxpayers should consult the other sources of information listed at the end of this publication for a more comprehensive discussion of these issues.

Federal Timber Income Taxes- November 17, 2009

Workshop presentations and handouts including: establishing capital accounts, basis and record-keeping; reforestation tax incentives; cost-share and conservation payments; passive loss rules; operating expenses and carrying charges; depreciation and section 179 deduction; timber sale income; involuntary conversion; forest taxation; and Christmas trees.

Firewood: Estimating the Volume of Standing Trees

Gives a "quick and dirty" method for estimating the amount of firewood in a stand or on a woodlot.

Five Indicators of a Good Timber Harvest

Jon Nute, Hillsborough County Extension Forester, list five things to look for that indicate a "good" timber harvest.

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.

High Grade Harvesting: Understand the impacts, know your options

High grading "takes the best and leaves the rest." Learn how to recognize high grading and why this method of cutting trees isn't recommended.

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.

Landowner Goal Assessment

A worksheet for landowners to write their goals for owning their land.

Landowner Profiles

These inspirational stories show how UNH Cooperative Extension works with landowners to care for New Hampshire's forests.

New Hampshire Timber Yield Tax Overview (RSA 79)

Outlines the requirements of New Hampshire's timber tax law.

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.

Northeastern Forest Regeneration Handbook: A Guide for Forest Owners, Harvesting Practitioners, and Public Officials

Reviews factors affecting regeneration including past land use history, environmental factors (light, moisture, soil), and natural disturbance. Covers silvicultural techniques to regenerate and gives specific recommendations to regenerate oak, maple, white pine, birch, beech and spruce. Revised 2013. Available for online access and as a high resolution pdf suitable for printing.

Owning a Piece of the Forest: A Primer for Current and Prospective NH Landowners

An overview of topics for new or existing forest landowners including surveying the land; forest stewardship planning; common forest types; taxes, land protection; and where to get help.

Photos of Trees Marked for a Timber Harvest

A photo guide to how foresters and loggers mark trees in a timber sale, including definitions of what each mark means. 



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