Estimating grade, scale, and value on the stump can be helpful when you’re turning the standing tree into product in the woods or on the landing. We’ll trace this process backward from a hardwood log yard to the trees standing in the forest. Join natural resource specialists to learn about what constitutes defects in hardwood logs and how to scale those logs. In the woods we will estimate the number, length, and grade of logs while looking at the tree on the stump. The desired outcome of this workshop is the ability to recognize potential hardwood saw logs based on species, size, and condition, prior to beginning a harvest operation.
Jim Frohn, Grafton County Forester, UNH Cooperative Extension
|Ray Berthiaume, Coos County Forester, UNH Cooperative Extension