White Pine Health and the Impacts on Lumber Workshop

June 3, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
UNH sawmill
248 Mast Road
UNH Cooperative Extension

Eastern white pine is an economically important species in New Hampshire and New England.  Like all tree species grown for timber, it is subject to several diseases, pests and defects that can impact growth and vigor and lumber quality.  Fortunately, through health assessments, detection and management, white pine can be grown successfully on a range of sites throughout its range. 

UNH Extension and the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association will hold a White Pine Health and the Impacts on Lumber Workshop on June 3rd from 1 to 4 pm at the UNH Sawmill in Durham, NH.

This workshop will provide a unique examination of white pine from stump to board at the UNH Sawmill. Presenters will walk you through assessing white pine health and defects in the forest, examining logs on the landing, and sawing lumber at the sawmill to see the impacts white pine disease, pests and defects have on lumber.

Presenters include:

William Livingston – University of Maine
Kyle Lombard – NH Division of Forests and Lands
Stephen Eisenhaure – UNH Woodlands
Andrew Fast – UNH Extension
Steven Roberge – UNH Extension

1:00 pm – Gather and white pine stand examination.
-Assessment of tree health.
-Management 0ptions

1:45 pm – Inspection of harvested logs.

3:00 pm – Sawing of logs and inspection of lumber.
-Sawing demonstration
-Internal impacts/defects
-Discussion of impacts on lumber

4:00 pm – Safe travels.

3.0 Category 1 SAF Credits available for licensed foresters.

What to bring: Participants are encouraged to bring their own PPE (hardhats, earplugs, and safety glasses) but PPE will be provided if needed.

Cost of this workshop is $20.00 per person

To register for this workshop, go to https://learnforlife.unh.edu/portal/events/reg/participantTypeSelection.do?method=load&entityId=223456590