logging operation

Fundamentals of Forestry

Tue, 04/09/2019
8:00am - 3:00pm
Cersosimo Lumber
Riverside Industrial Building
1103 Vernon St.
Brattleboro, VT

This workshop will give loggers a better understanding forest management and appropriate applications of silviculture.  Course content includes discussion/PowerPoints on historical events, current status of New Hampshire forests, Silvicultural principles of New England, Forest types, landowner goals and objectives, tree maturity growth/growth/maturity/vigor, forest regeneration, wildlife habitat, harvesting systems,  and loggers function in silviculture.  Field sessions will focus on log scaling, grades, and utilization at a sawmill.

Field Sessions will include:

-Log scaling demonstration

-Log product selection - observation of log defects and prioritizing the most profitable log product

-Silvicultural field walk, Pisgah State Forest, NH - Discussion of management objectives, BMPS, and wildlife habitat


Preregistration is required.  Lunch will be provided.

Fundamentals of Forestry - required for PLP certification.


NHTOA Member fee $ 45.00, Non-member fee $ 90.00