Upcoming Workshop


Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest
(Fox Forest)
Hillsboro, NH

This workshop will familiarize foresters and loggers with the financial aspects of tree growth and yield. Today's high timber prices can have a tremendous effect on the investment potential of trees. Permitting trees to increase to another diameter class or two may add value to its logs but time is often a factor. Learn how much time and what sizes produces the best return from a stand of New England timber.

Friday, October 15, 1999
Friday, October 29, 1999

Sponsored by:

Granite State Division/ Society of American Foresters
New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands
Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

4.0 CEU's NH Licensed Foresters
4.0 CFE's SAF Category 1
8.0 Credits NH Certified Logger
CEU's for other licensed foresters pending

Follow NH Routes 9 and 202 into Hillsboro to the traffic light in center of town (intersection with NH Route 149). If traveling east turn left at light onto School St. If traveling west turn right at light onto School St. Fox Forest is approximately 2 miles down School St. on the right.


For information about registration call Kathy Barrett at (800)444-8978 (NE only) or (603)862-3883.

For information about the workshop call Ken Desmarais at Fox Forest phone: (603)464-3453 email: foxforest@dred.state.nh.us or Karen Bennett at (603)862-4861.


8:30 am  Registration & Refreshment

9:00 am  Basic review of economics and investment criteria as they pertain to trees. Paul Sendak, Forest Economist, Northeastern Research Station USDA Forest Service

9:30 am  Value aspects of trees and logs. What's valuable about trees and logs, and why. Don Quigley, Professor, UNH Thompson School of Applied Science

10:00  am  Performance potential of eastern white pine. David M. Smith, Professor Emeritus, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences

10:30 am   Coffee Break

10:45 am  Performance potential of New England's hardwood forest species, Mark Ducey, Professor of Biometrics, UNH Department of Natural Resources

11:15 am  Calculating rates of return for New England timber species using the "Brooks and Nell Tree Investment Calculator." Neil I. Lamson, Silviculturist, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service

11:46 am  Applying tree investment calculations to prescriptions. W.B. Leak, Principal Silviculturalist, Northeastern Research Station USDA Forest Service and Paul Sendak

12:15 pm  Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm  Field trip into the Fox Forest woodlands to look at forest stands and apply tree investment principles to stand management prescriptions.

4:00 pm  Adjourn

Should I cut this tree now or let it grow another two inches in diameter? ...... All of us ask ourselves this question at one time or another.

Registration Form

Preregistration is absolutely required and must be received by October 7. Fax registration accepted at (603)862-0107 with your guarantee of payment to follow.



Daytime phone:

Please indicate choice below. Every effort will be made to accommodate first choices. We will call &/or send a registration confirmation.  Indicate first choice, second choice, and can't attend (if any) for both dates.

October 15th………….

October 29th………….

One registration form per person.

 $............ X $30 per person enclosed
(registration & lunch)

Checks payable to: GSD/SAF

Send to:
Kathy Barrett
UNH Cooperative Extension
Nesmith Hall, 131 Main St
Durham, NH 03824-3597