Note for your late spring/early summer calendar: The months of May and June will include several NHTOA Landowner Classes of special interest to woodlot owners interested in learning how to best manage their woodlands for improved growth and disease and infestation prevention. The upcoming schedule also includes two classes that are part of the 100th anniversary celebration of White Mountain National Forest. 

 

Detailed information about each class is available on the NHTOA website, where you can also register for each class. 

 

Upcoming classes include:

What's Wrong with My Tree?

Are you noticing dead or declining trees in your forest woodlot or neighborhood?  Are you seeing tree issues that you can't identify or have never seen before?  Join Forest Health specialists for an informative evening of discussion on tree health and common tree infections/infestations. Spring is an exceptional time of year to see evidence of what's ailing your tree. Lectures will include descriptions of common health offenders, and what preventative measures might be appropriate for your woodlot. NOTE: This is an evening class, and it will be held twice. The May 8 class will focus on fungus and environmental stressors on trees and forests. The May 15 class will concentrate on insect infestations that impact forest trees. 

WhenMay 8 and May 15, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Conservation Center, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, N.H. 

Registration fee: NHTOA member, $15; non-member, $30

 

Herbicides 101

Infestations from invasive plants continue to be a serious problem for landowners and natural resource managers. Join Forest Industry specialists for an informative workshop about effective techniques for combating invasive vegetation. This workshop will discuss how different herbicides impact target plants, which types of herbicides are appropriate for certain species and scenarios, and time frames for particular applications.  

When: May 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: Claremont Community Center, 152 South Street, Claremont, N.H.

Registration fee: NHTOA members, $15; non-members, $30

 

White Mountain Tour: Bartlett Experimental Forest, A Forestry Tour in Applied Silviculture

Join forest industry specialists for an informative tour about how forest silvicultural objectives are met. This tour will observe three different timber sales that were made over varying time scales. At the conclusion of the tour, feel free to join WMNF and NHTOA staff for a guided hike in the Bartlett Experimental Forest.

Timber Sale 1: Observe a timber sale before active management has been initiated - Hear how objectives were formulated and what silvicultural actions have been prescribed to meet the objectives.

Timber Sale 2: Observe an active timber harvest - The focus is on how management prescriptions are being implemented, the equipment involved in timber harvesting, and how best-management practices apply in the woods.

Timber Sale 3: Observe a timber sale post-harvest - Discussion focuses on the current status of a harvested site (forest health, wildlife habitat), how much volume was removed, forest regeneration, and what kind of forest products came out of the timber sale.

When: June 9, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Bartlett Experimental Forest Lab, Pine Street, Bartlett, N.H.

Registration fee: Free

 

White Mountain Tour: North Woodstock, A Forestry Tour in Applied Silviculture

Join forest industry specialists for an informative tour about how forest silvicultural objectives are met. This tour will observe three different timber sales that were made over varying time scales. At the conclusion of the tour, feel free to join WMNF and NHTOA staff for a guided hike in the White Mountain National Forest.

Timber Sale 1: Observe a timber sale before active management has been initiated - Hear how objectives were formulated and what silvicultural actions have been prescribed to meet the objectives.

Timber Sale 2: Observe an active timber harvest - The focus is on how management prescriptions are being implemented, the equipment involved in timber harvesting, and how best-management practices apply in the woods.

Timber Sale 3: Observe a timber sale post-harvest - Discussion focuses on the current status of a harvested site (forest health, wildlife habitat), how much volume was removed, forest regeneration, and what kind of forest products came out of the timber sale.

When: June 16, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: 200 Kancamagus Highway, North Woodstock, N.H.

Registration fee: Free

 

Where the Wild Things Are: Promoting Wildlife Through Silvicultural Applications

Consideration for wildlife habitat continues to be an important component of quality forest management.  Join forest industry professionals for a field day of discussions and demonstrations on habitat management in New Hampshire's North Country.  Discussions will focus on how specific silvicultural applications can create optimum habitat conditions for a variety of wildlife species, while simultaneously generating forest products for forest industries and income for landowners. 

When: July 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Johns River Basin, Jefferson, N.H.

Registration fee: NHTOA members, $15; non-members, $30