Celebration of Life for Hunter Carbee
June 12, 2022, noon
D.H. Hardwick garage, 301 Francestown Rd, Bennington
Hunter Carbee was raised in Greenfield, N.H. He was among the first graduating class from ConVal Regional High School. He started logging shortly after graduation, with Donnie Hardwick, and continued until he was injured in 1987. After his accident, he decided to go back to school, and he graduated from the UNH Thompson School of Forestry with a degree in 1992. He was employed with Foreco beginning in 1992 as a field forester and stayed there until 1999, when he began working for New Hampshire Timberland Owner's Association (NHTOA) as the Program Director. In 2005 he started his employment with North Country Procurement buying biomass for wood energy plants and continued his work there until recently. He loved his work in the forestry industry. In 2004 he was awarded the "Outstanding Contributions to Forest Industry Education Award" and in 2008 he was chosen for the NHTOA Outstanding Forest Activist Award by the Northeastern Logger's Association. In 2021 he was named Outstanding Forester of the Year by the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters. Hunter was dedicated and hardworking and a true asset to the logging industry and broader forestry community. He loved his career and shared his love for the woods to all who knew him. In his later years, Hunter took over the family Christmas tree farm, and he built it to where it is today.
There will be a celebration of Hunter Carbee’s life and contribution to the logging, and forestry community on June 12 at noon at the D.H. Hardwick garage in Bennington, NH. Please bring a dish to pass and a good Hunter story to share. One of Hunter’s final requests was a parade of logging trucks and chip vans in his remembrance. If you wish to participate in this parade please meet at the HHP sawmill in Henniker at 10am. The parade leaves at 11am. Jack Bronnenberg is assisting Jasen organizing this. The parade will conclude at the D.H. Hardwick garage for the noontime celebration.