Join forestry professionals at Gap Mountain for a public tour of a working timber harvest and introduction the basics of conducting a well-planned, careful timber harvest operation.
This harvest includes prescribed thinning, patch cuts, and group selection to favor growth of oak, pine, and mixed hardwoods along a network of skid trails radiating from a central landing. You will get to tour compartments within the harvest area, discuss goals, and operating considerations. Learn which trees are marked to be cut and why. Learn from foresters. Meet the logger. On the landing well discuss regional wood markets, log pricing by tree species, grade, and the wood products produced.
Co-sponsored by the Forest Society, Bay State Forestry, and UNH Cooperative Extension.
Pre-registration is required. To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of everyone attending and the best phone number to reach you at in case the event is cancelled, or call 603-224-9945. Directions and field trip-specific information will be provided to all registrants.
Snow day: Saturday, February 17