What Will My Woods Look Like: Before and After Timber Harvesting?

The Maine Forest Service and the Maine State Implementation Committee of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative announces a new publication and website of interest to New Hampshire landowners
unthinned hardwood stand

Before a timber harvest, there are many things to think about, questions to answer, details to consider. One important question woodlot owners often have—“What will my woods look like after the job is done?”

This website and associated booklet show some typical forest stands before and after different kinds of logging operations. The pictures are intended to help start a pre-harvest discussion about post-harvest results. The forest scenes also help tell the story of woodland stewardship, forest management and the professionals who make it happen.

Plans are to expand the project with additional pictures. If you have a series of photos that show woodland stewardship activities over time, look at the section of the website called “How To Submit Pictures” for more details.