FORESTRY

Students develop an understanding of the practices for maintaining a healthy forest ecosystem through the help of professional foresters. They learn species identification, forest structure and dynamics, and a variety of management approaches.

The Forestry section of the NH Envirothon will deal with the basic knowledge of forest types and facts that influence their diversity and use. Generally, your study should concentrate on the basics of how trees function and their importance to the forest ecosystem. You should focus on forest types, composition, identification and characteristics, important insects and diseases of New Hampshire forests, and the benefits of forest land and forest management practices. The Forestry test will also include a few questions on the impact of nitrates and phosphates on water quality, and methods to reduce these impacts in agricultural and forest settings.

 

Current Year Resources 
Tree Identification

Tree ID Video from the NHE Forestry Team 

Trees List

Tree Key

Tree ID Tips

i-Naturalist - identifying trees, plants, pests, invasive species, wildlife signs

Seek - identifying flora and fauna - experts weigh-in - an app by iNaturalist

Ecosystem Connections
Forestry Measurements, Calculations & Tools
Past Land-use & Management

Reading the Forested Landscape, by Tom Wessels 

Reading the Forested Landscape Videos by Tom Wessels

     Part One 

     Part Two

     Part Three

Forest Forensics: A Fiield Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape, by Tom Wessels

 

Simple Forest Survey Guide

 

The Forested Landscape Lesson Series

How to make your own tools...

DBH Tape

Clinometer

Biltmore Stick Paper Template

Possible apps to use...

i-Tree App - Measures carbon storage. Check for operating system requirements.  

 GLOBE Observer App - Measures tree height. Phone must have magnetometer to use.

Pests and Invasive Species

Forestry Resource Team

Dawn Dextraze              Sullivan County Conservation District              DDextraze@sullivancountynh.gov 

Karen Hoey                    US Army Corps of Engineers                              Karen.W.Hoey@usace.army.mil

Josh Levesque              US Army Corps of Engineers                              joshua.s.levesque@usace.army.mil

Sue Cox                          US Forest Service                                                 susan.m.cox@usda.gov

Florence Peterson       US Forest Service                                                  florence.peterson@usda.gov

Mary Kaur                      US Forest Service                                                 mtck1028@yahoo.com

Karl Honkonen              US Forest Service                                                 karl.w.honkonen@usda.gov

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