New Post - SPNHF Floodplain 4This Picture Post was installed to document rapid erosion on the banks of the Merrimack River.
New Post - SPNHF Floodplain 3This Picture Post was installed to document rapid erosion along the banks of the Merrimack River
New Post - SPNHF_BuxtonThis post was placed following a sustainable timber harvest on the Buxton-Simons Forest conducted in February 2018. We are using the post to document environmental change over time and create a photographic record of post-harvest forest regeneration. Add your photos from this spot to help create a more robust data set!
New Post - SPNHF_Buxton_SummitThis post is situated at the top of Mount Wallingford on the Forest Society's Buxton-Simons Forest in Weare, NH. From here it is possible to see the White Mountains, including Mount Washington, on a very clear day. The views at this location were opened up in February 2018 following a sustainable timber harvest on the property. Photos from this location will document successional growth of young forest in this spot.
New Post - SPNHF-ARHFThis post at the Forest Society's Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest overlooks an 18 acre seed tree cut created in 2016. The objective of this timber harvest was to create an area of young forest that would specifically serve as a summer and autumn food source for black bears. Numerous mature trees were left in the harvested area to provide mast (seeds) to help with regeneration. Photos at this post will provide a visual indication of whether we have been successful in creating a young forest with suitable food sources for bears and other wildlife species. Please help us do that!
New Post - SPNHF- Rocks- Christmas Tree FieldsThis picture post at the Forest Society's Rocks Estate documents growth and change in a working Christmas tree farm. The Rocks Estate is roughly 1,400 acres and at any given time we are growing more than 40,000 fir trees. It takes about 10-14 years to grow a typical 7-8' Christmas Tree. Thousands of 4-5 year old trees are planted at the Rocks each year, and are pruned annually by hand for 6-9 years until they are ready for wholesale or cut-your-own!
New Post - SPNHF- Rocks- Maple Experience FieldThis picture post at the Forest Society's Rocks Estate is near where the landscape is being managed to create early successional habitat. This is adjacent to the "Sawmill Pigpen" which now houses The NH Maple Experience maple sugaring museum.
New Post - SPNHF_CriderThis picture post is located at the site of a timber harvest conducted in Fall 2016 on the Crider-Rumrill Forest owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. The picture post is nearby a lean-to just off the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail. The silvicultural prescription in the immediate area around the post is called a "shelterwood cut." Most of the mature trees in this small area were cut in attempt to regenerate young forest habitat, which is valuable for many species of wildlife and is a declining habitat type in our state. High quality trees were specifically chosen to remain to provide a seed crop for the next generation, and to shelter younger trees from the elements as they grow. Stands of white pine respond particularly well to a cut such as this as it opens up the canopy to allow sunlight to reach the forest floor. As time goes on, we hope to see lots of young white pine regenerating in this area, and to watch its transformation into a young forest habitat beneficial to wildlife.
New Post - SPNHF Weeks WoodsThis Picture Post is located on the Forest Society's Weeks Woods property in Gilford NH. Pictures taken from this location will visually document the regeneration of plants and trees over time following a timber harvest which occurred on this property in the fall of 2016. Certain species are expected to show up first particularly ones that like to be in full sun. Later as shade is cast and trees grow bigger trees that need partial shade will begin to thrive. This process is called succession. Thanks for participating!
New Post - SPNHF Floodplain 2This picture post is on the Forest Society's Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area (MROECA)- the Merrimack River floodplain. It is in an area with many Ash trees that are infected with Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle. We are interested in seeing what environmental/natural community changes take place as these ash trees die. Please help us document!