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.
Durham - From US 4E/US 202: Take NH Exit 155A Exit (signs for Durham/UNH) Turn right onto 155A/Mast Road. UNH Sawmill on the left (1/2 mile), follow NHTOA signs.
Instructors: Steve Roberge and Rebecca Digirolomo, UNH Cooperative Extension
PLP Credits: 8
SAF Credits: 6.5 Category 1