Fundamentals of Forestry - Madison (in person)
From April 28, 2023 08:00 until April 28, 2023 15:00
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.
Wendy Scribner, UNH Cooperative Extension; Ed Witt, Procurement Forester, Madison Lumber (Madison)
PLP Credits: 8
SAF CEU: 6.5 CAT 2
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