Forests & Trees

  • New Hampshire forest

Caring for New Hampshire's Forests since 1925

We help citizens and landowners learn about and care for New Hampshire's forests, trees, wildlife and habitats.

We assist: 

  • Landowners - We visit your property, free of charge and help you achieve your woodlot objectives including forestry, recreation, wildlife habitat, water resources, scenic beauty and income. 
  • Communities - We help you manage town-owned lands, plan land conservation projects, identify natural resources and offer public educational workshops. 
  • Natural resource professionals - We offer professional development for foresters, loggers, wetland scientists, forest industry professionals, wildlife consultants and others.

Woodlot Management

A comprehensive area covering estate planning, management plans, taxes, setting goals & objectives, wood heat, selling timber, tree farms, prescribed fire and town and community forests. 

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Directory of Licensed Foresters

An online database of foresters licensed in New Hampshire who provide services to private landowners and others.

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Forest Industry

The oldest land-based industry in New Hampshire, this area includes lumber law, resources for loggers, directories of NH sawmill  and licensed foresters,  certified New England white oak and wood energy. 

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Invasive Species

Information about forest pests, invasive plants and other impacts. 

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Includes NH Big Trees program and information on storm damage, yard & street trees, identification, maple and Christmas trees. 

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Forests & Trees Events

Two people are looking at a plant. They are seated with others in a classroom. On the right, a woman in a gray shirt looks at and identifies the plant by holding a leaf. On the left, a man with a white beard and a blue shirt holds the plant and is looking at the woman and listening to her.
N.H. Invasives Academy 

This series of multi-day workshops addresses the threat posed by invasive, non-native plants to the environment of New Hampshire.  

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A(nother) New Forest Health Concern
Beech leaf disease is a relatively recent arrival to the forests of New Hampshire and has been spreading quickly throughout the southern half of the s... Learn More
In recent weeks, many landowners have contacted UNH Extension worried about the sudden appearance of yellowing – and prematurely dropping – white pine... Learn More
The 2024 NH Coverts Project Workshop was held from May 8-11, when twenty-two attendees from all over New Hampshire spent time in the classroom and in ... Learn More

Latest Resources

A crop tree is a “healthy, vigorous, well-formed tree of desired species on the right site that meets landowner goals and objectives” (Jim Frohn, 2020... Learn More
A Needs Assessment Approach to Understanding Women Forestland Owners and Managers in New Hampshire. Learn More
Are you planning a stewardship or invasive plant control project in New Hampshire? Use EDDMapS on your computer, smartphone or tablet to map invasive ... Learn More
Pruning guidelines for all trees and shrubs, in the home setting and in commercial applications. Learn More
Identification tips and basic control methods for some of NH's invasive plants: Glossy Buckthorn, European Barberry, Japanese Honeysuckle, Purple... Learn More
The decision to purchase land can be one of the most important financial and personal decisions that you make in your lifetime. Whether you are purcha... Learn More