Fundamentals of Forestry
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.