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New Hampshire & Vermont Forestry Blog



  • How To Pick The Right Forester
    You have purchased the land and now its time to begin thinking about managing it. You have goals about creating habitat for wildlife, generating income from the timber and creating a system of trails for better access......

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  • Winter & Wildlife
    When winter descends upon the New Hampshire and Vermont landscape the woods become alive with the signs of life. When you combine a few inches of fresh fluffy snow over a hard icy crust, you are given a window into what all of the wildlife on your woodlot are up to.....

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  • NH & VT Timber Prices - Fall 2016
    With the fall season behind us now is a good time to do a quick reviews of how the timber markets have been. One word: challenging! Over the course of the summer we saw a further reduction in the markets for biomass chips and pulpwood. At the same time, production on the part of the Northeast logging community, thanks to historically dry conditions, allowed for exceptionally high production volumes of all grades of wood.....

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  • American Chestnut – Former Monarch Of Southern NH’s Forests
    Imagine a hardwood forest where some of the trees growing there are over 100’ tall and up to 6 feet in diameter. Producing wonderful, rot resistant, straight ,grained lumber these same trees – every fall - would also drop thousands of edible nuts onto the forest floor........

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  • Performing These Two Forestry Services Will Save You Time, Money and Potential Problems
    So you just purchased your first parcel of land. Owning acreage large enough to recreate, hunt and relax, all in a private environment, is a wonderful position to be in. In the excitement of it all, its important to remember a few proactive steps that can be taken to insure that forestland ownership remains a fun filled, enjoyable experience for your entire time of ownership......

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  • The Importance of Access
    When it comes to acquiring a parcel of forestland or managing the forest land you currently own, there are a lot of variables that determine how successful the process will be. The most common is the volume and value of the timber present, long term goals and state and local rules and regulations. Often overlooked however, is the issue of access.....

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  • Growing Sugar Maple
    This past fall Stillwater Forestry LLC had the chance to attend a forest management workshop. It was hosted by the USFS at their Northeast Experimental Forest in Bartlett NH. This experimental forest is located in an area that is predominately comprised of northern hardwoods....

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  • Market Roundup - Spring 2016
    With winter coming to a close now is a good time to do a quick roundup of how the timber markets performed. It certainly was a crazy winter ! A lack of snow cover combined with very few days/nights with below zero temperatures led to challenging conditions in the woods....

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  • Can We Manage Without Pulp Mills?
    The closing of Maine pulp and paper mills has been in the news recently. The last six months have seen two shut down permanently while a third had its production cut in half. The effect of such abrupt closures has been nothing short of dire for the timber industry here in New England....

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  • Even Bears Build Nests
    Its that time of the year where winter is fast approaching. There is an urgency in the woods where those animals that rely on food caches ( beavers, muskrats, squirrels) or those that hibernate (bears) are working overtime to prepare for the long months of cold and snow....

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  • Not All Piles Of Wood Are The Same
    To the untrained eye piles of wood can seem indistinguishable from each other. However when it comes to the selling of wood different standards dictate a number of categories....

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  • A Selective Cut That Is Worse Than A Clear Cut
    Every year, hundreds of landowners throughout New England are having their woodlots harvested this way. Many will believe that because lots of trees were left standing that its better than a clear-cut. ....

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  • How Savvy Timberland Owners Save Money At Tax Time
    Every year thousands of landowners in Vermont and New Hampshire willingly give away more money to the government than they should. This is done by paying higher taxes on revenue generated from their timber harvest(s) - than they are legally obligated to....

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  • Trees Are Tough
    Being a large plant, trees are left with few options when faced with imminent danger. Rooted to the ground, they are unable to pick up and move, when faced with a threat...

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  • Enhancing Wildlife Habitat For Lebanon Landowners
    Spring is here and it’s a great time to get out and explore your woods. When you’re out exploring – doesn’t it feel great when you see a variety of wildlife? Whether its wild turkeys, songbirds or larger animals like deer...

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