This 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.
Matt Scaccia installed on Dec 5, 2016

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