Harvest Information

From 2014, updated 3/19/2020

Burley-Demeritt Farm (Lee) – Winter 2014-2015 – 2 areas were harvested to provide a thinned and clearcut treatment for a silvopasture research project.

Kingman Farm (Madbury) – Areas were harvested at Kingman Farm to establish an American chestnut plantation in 2016. Areas near the compost field were harvested in 2019 to establish an ash reserve on the property. Harvesting across the property is set to start in 2020. The main trail will be temporarily closed from time to time for the safety of recreational users.

Bearcamp (Ossipee) Winter 2015 – 6 acres were thinned as part of a white pine needlecast research project.

Mendums Pond (Barrington) – In the winter of 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 60 acres will be selectively harvested. The main research goal of this harvest is to assess crop tree growth under a variety of harvesting treatments. In 2018 additional areas were cut to establish an ash reserve on the property.

Saddleback (Deerfield) – In 2018 areas were harvested to establish an ash reserve on the property. Additional commercial harvest activity is planned to occur as early as winter 2020.

Thompson Farm(Durham) - Areas were logged in 2007-2009 and 2017-2020 as part a demonstration of expanding-gap harvesting methods for managing uneven-aged forests.

Lord Farm (Ossipee) - The most recent harvest in 2018 intended to regenerate pine and enhance the growth of future crop trees. This harvest also established a crop tree research site that is paired with one at Mendums pond. Jones Lot (Milton) - The most recent commercial harvest performed on this property was in the winter of 2019-2020. The goal was to promote red oak regeneration and the growth of future crop trees. An area was also cut as part of UNH’s ash reserve program. Information for researchers and the general public can be gained through email: Email: woodlands@unh.edu