Stump to Lumber: Understanding NH’s Forest Products Supply Chain


UNH Sawmill
248 Mast Road
Durham, NH 03824
United States

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Engineers, architects, and those in construction are well acquainted with wood building material. With increasing interest in how forest products are produced and understanding the economic, social and environmental trade-offs associated with managing forests and producing forest products, this program provides a “look behind the curtain” for those associated with building but are not well acquainted with forest products manufacturing.

Basic forestry concepts will be introduced and participants will visit two sites to better understand how silviculture is applied in managing forests. Participants will also visit a couple of sawmills to better understand the process and nuances of lumber production.


8:30am – UNH Sawmill

9:30am – Visit UNH Woodlands Managed area

11:30am – Box Lunch

12:00pm – Leave for DiPrizio Pine Sales

12:30pm – Visit commercial timber sale

2:00pm – DiPrizio Pine Sales white pine sawmill

Registration is required (limit 25).

Participants should dress appropriately for walking in the woods and touring a sawmill (e.g. dress for weather, close toed shoes / boots). Please bring a hardhat, safety glasses and ear protection if available.

This program is co-sponsored by: NH Division of Forests and Lands, WoodWorks, NH Timberland Owners Association, NH Sustainable Forestry Initiative State Implementation Committee, The Nature Conservancy, and Olifant.

*We use the demographic information in the registration to ensure our programming is reaching a diverse audience and to fulfill our funding obligations. You have the option not to provide this demographic information.

Cost: $25 per Person

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