About the New Hampshire Forest Market Reports
From 1936 through 2001, with the exception of the WWII years, UNH Cooperative Extension (once known as the Cooperative Extension Service), published the New Hampshire Forest Market Reports. These booklets gave the woodlot owner useful information especially when the time came to sell timber. Log, pulp and cordwood stumpage prices; local and national market trends; prices for Christmas trees and maple-tap leases; costs for logging and custom sawmilling; addresses for sawmills and other forest products businesses and products produced; timber sale contracts; and volume tables are just some of the topics covered. The content changed over time to reflect the interests and needs of landowners and changes in the forest industry.
About the New Hampshire Forest Market Reports Archive Project
Whether you are interested in the history of New Hampshire’s forests and forest industry, or want to determine the depletion allowance for a current-day timber sale, these market reports are a rich source of otherwise hard-to-find information. All known reports are scanned and available here as searchable pdf’s. The reports are organized chronologically.
To access the reports:
- You must have Adobe Reader. If you don’t have Adobe Reader, click here to download and install a free copy.
- Click on the appropriate decade and then click once on the year. The cover for the booklet will appear.
- To open the file, click the “download” tab which is directly above the cover picture. This opens the booklet as a pdf in your web browser.This may take a few minutes.
- You may now print the report or, if you want to save it to your computer, go to the “file” tab and click “save as” and save the booklet your computer