Fundamentals of Forestry for Loggers workshop — CANCELLED

17 Feb
April 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
UNH sawmill
248 Mast Road
$45 NHTOA member, $90 non members
Cheri Birch
603 229-9699

This workshop has been cancelled — see the NHTOA website for details.


The New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Council will hold a Professional Logger Program Fundamentals of Forestry workshop at the UNH sawmill in Durham, NH on April 9th from 8 am to 3 pm

This workshop will give loggers a better understanding of 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 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, discussion of management objectives, BMPS, and wildlife habitat.

Instructors for the workshops are Jim Frohn, Steve Roberge, and Rebecca DiGirolomo from UNH Cooperative Extension

Cost is $45 for NHTOA members, $90 for non-members