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The Timber Sale Contract
Why A Written Contract Is Necessary Selling timber is a complicated matter that involves knowing about markets, tree values, future tree…
Natural Resources, Forest & Trees Natural Resources
Five Indicators of a Good Timber Harvest
Nute's Notes on Timber Harvests--Jon Nute was the Hillsborough County Forester and is now retired. A timber harvest is a major disturbance in…
Forest & Trees, Natural Resources Natural Resources
Pictures and Descriptions of Marked Trees
Download the resource to see example photos and descriptions of marked trees. 
Forest & Trees Natural Resources
NH Timber Yield Tax Overview (RSA 79)
What is taxable: Timber on all landownership is taxable at 10% of the stumpage value at the time of cutting. The only exceptions are shade and…
Forest & Trees, Natural Resources Natural Resources
Timber Basis Decision Model: A Calculator to Aid in Federal Timber Tax-Related Decisions
Foresters are interested in the woods. If they were interested in taxes, they would be accountants. So why should foresters understand the basics of…
Forest & Trees, Natural Resources Natural Resources
Timber Basis Decision Model-Documentation for an Online Calculator
Documentation for an online calculator to aid in federal timber tax-related decisions Executive Summary Establishing a timber basis can reduce…
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Timber Sale Guidelines
The term "timber sale" is used to refer to any significant harvest of wood products involving an exchange of monies. Timber sales may…
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Selecting a Forester
Introduction The decisions that New Hampshire’s private landowners make regarding how their forests are managed are crucial to this vital…
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Specifications for Landowner Forest Stewardship Plan- Damage Assessments for Natural Disaster
Important Note: These instructions are written for a federal assistance program which isn't available, but the procedure described is useful…
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Safe Timber Harvesting
This guide is not a substitute for proper Safety Training. It is meant as a reference only.  Safety is the responsibility of everyone and should…
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A Partial Listing of Publications on Tree and Shrub Identification
Compiled by Karen P. Bennett, Extension Professor and Specialist, Forest Resources This isn’t a complete listing of publications on tree and shrub…
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Distinguishing Characteristics of 56 Forest Trees
This resource is a summary of common forest tree characteristics. The fact sheet includes descriptions of the leaves, twigs, fruit, bark, and also…
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Native Shrubs, Subshrubs & Lianas of New Hampshire
We list 235 species of native shrubs, subshrubs, and lianas known to occur in New Hampshire. The exact number is tricky to pin down because some…
Forest & Trees, Natural Resources Natural Resources
Protecting your Legacy: A New Hampshire landowner's guide to conservation-based estate planning
Your land is part of your legacy. You have been a good steward of your land, carefully making decisions about its use. Planning what will happen to…
Natural Resources, Forest & Trees Natural Resources
Managing Riparian Forests
Introduction In recent years we’ve shifted our focus from single species, single stand management to an emphasis on larger ecological communities…
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List of New Hampshire Native Trees
Our latest count shows 86 native tree species in New Hampshire. The exact number is hard to state because some species are more commonly found in a…
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Forest Stewardship and Current Use: A Primer
Forest land can be assessed in current use under one of two ranges of values: one which reflects the costs of land stewardship, or one which doesn’t…
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Wood In Streams
Until recently, the importance of wood in streams for fish habitat wasn't very well understood. In 2018 two field-based workshops were held for…
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Does FSMA's Preventive Controls Rule Apply to your Maple Operation?
Some maple operations will have compliance requirements under the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act or…
Agriculture & Gardens, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Natural Resources, Forest & Trees Agriculture & Gardens, Natural Resources
Best Management Practices to Help Stop the Spread of Emerald Ash Borer in New Hampshire [rack card]
Natural spread of emerald ash borer (EAB) takes decades; human-assisted spread takes only hours. Following best management practices will help…
Forest & Trees, Natural Resources, NH Bugs Natural Resources