Timber Harvest Tour on Reney Memorial Forest in Grantham

January 30, 2012

Timber Harvest Tour on Reney Memorial Forest

 Join the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd. for a guided tour of the Donas and Margaret Reney Memorial Forest in Grantham, NH. This moderate hike along skidder trails will take place on Saturday, February 18 (snowdate Sunday, February 19) from 10 am to 1 pm.  

Participants will learn about sustainable forestry with Forest Society staff and Meadowsend Timberlands consulting forester Jeremy Turner. Find out which trees have been selected to be cut in a thinning to improve overall timber stand quality and learn about wood markets and the diverse mix of wood products generated by a careful timber harvest. You’ll also see logging equipment firsthand.

The Reney Memorial Forest was protected 10 years ago when Everett “Mike” Reney and his sister Lena Cote turned down a developer’s lucrative offer in favor of conserving the land their family had owned for more than a generation. Instead, they sold their scenic family property to the Forest Society for a fraction of its appraised value. Today the Forest Society maintains and manages this 413-acre property for multiple uses, including timber, hiking, hunting, and snowmobiling.

Preregistration for the timber harvest tour is required. For more information or to register, visit www.forestsociety.org/thingstodo or call 603-224-9945.

Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.