Small-Scale Forest Products: How to Extract and Process Trees for Personal Use


Distant Hill Gardens
507 March Hill Road
Walpole, NH 03608
United States

Join us for this outdoor workshop and demonstration! We will be joined by licensed forester and experienced logger, Peter Renzelman, who will discuss the tools and skills needed to extract firewood from your woodlot safely and efficiently, including basic chainsaw maintenance and care, personal protective equipment, hazard and situational awareness, chainsaw safety best practices, and a felling and limbing demonstration.

There will also be a demonstration by Jan Galloway of Far Hills Forest Products of a portable Wood-Mizer sawmill. She will be milling both hemlock logs into lumber for Leopold benches, and re-sawing large white pine timbers into boards and smaller dimension timbers.

Cost: Free

*Registration required, space is limited to 35 registrants.

If you need an accommodation to participate in our programming, please contact, prior to the event. Given ample time, we will make any reasonable effort to meet your needs, including language access services if requested, which will be provided free of charge.


This event is part of the Forest Stewardship Summer Series.  This series of educational events will focus on private forest stewardship and conservation. Series presented by Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD), Distant Hill Gardens, UNH Cooperative Extension, and The Monadnock Conservancy