Fundamentals of Forestry - Madison (in person)

From April 28, 2023 08:00 until April 28, 2023 15:00

Course Content:
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