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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Gives a "quick and dirty" method for estimating the amount of firewood in a stand or on a woodlot.
Jon Nute, Hillsborough County Extension Forester, list five things to look for that indicate a "good" timber harvest.
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.
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.
Describes when "casualty losses" may be claimed for timber damaged or destroyed by hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, high winds and other storms.
A worksheet for landowners to write their goals for owning their land.
These inspirational stories show how UNH Cooperative Extension works with landowners to care for New Hampshire's forests.
Outlines the requirements of New Hampshire's timber tax law.
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.
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.
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.
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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