Timber harvesting is a vital piece of forest management that encourages forest regeneration, builds wildlife habitat, and supports the long-term health of your woods — all while providing you with income during the process.
Unlike other forestry companies, Hooper Hill Forestry has extensive experience in both land management and logging practices. Not only has owner Jordan King personally performed a wide variety of land management services on over 70,000 acres, but before founding Hooper Hill Forestry, he spent nearly twenty years performing logging and excavation projects alongside his father and brother.
Hooper Hill Forestry’s experience in timber harvest preparation and administration ensures quality forestry and logging practices, proper erosion control, and competitive pricing for your timber. We are up-to-date on current timber markets and will get you the best value for your timber. We also provide regular progress reports to our Landowners, timely payments and scale slips, and on-site supervision of every job to make the process as smooth, transparent and care-free as possible.
Hooper Hill Forestry oversees the sale and harvest of over three million board feet of timber products annually. Honesty and integrity are at the foundation of what we do. We take your goals and objectives and make them happen using up-to-date silviculture and a hands-on approach. We are your New Hampshire and Vermont timber harvesting specialist and we look forward to hearing from you.
Why contact Hooper Hill Forestry for your Timber Harvesting needs?
- Cut with Confidence: Hooper Hill Forestry will guide you through sustainable long-term management using modern practices and principles to give you the best experience possible.
- Our Forestry Experts are Up-to-Date on Timber Markets and Trends: Hooper Hill Forestry will help you achieve the best possible return for your timber by negotiating the best prices for logs harvested from your land.
- Improve the Health of your Forest: Timber harvesting promotes forest regeneration, builds wildlife habitat, and supports the long-term health of your land for generations to come — all while providing you with income during the process.
- Generate Cash, Supplement Income: When managed properly, land investments can produce great financial returns and cash flow. Hooper Hill Forestry will help you manage this precious resource and reap the commercial benefits of your timberland. Our management of timber harvests will not only supplement your income but also improve your overall forest health and sustainability.
- Transparent and Carefree Timber Harvesting: While the process of harvesting timber may seem overwhelming or confusing, Hooper Hill Forestry will provide regular progress reports to our Landowners, timely payments and scale slips, and on-site supervision for every job. We see our work as a partnership with our landowners and will work hard to make the process as smooth, transparent, and care-free as possible for you.
Why Choose Hooper Hill Forestry for Timber Harvesting Services in New Hampshire and Vermont?
- Quality Work: Hooper Hill Forestry is up-to-date on timber markets, trends and sustainable logging practices. We will help you preserve everything you love most about your woodlot while achieving the best possible return for your timber.
- Experience: With over 15 years of experience managing land in New Hampshire and Vermont, Hooper Hill Forestry knows the best cutting techniques to improve the health of your forest while generating you the most income from your timber. The Owner, Jordan King, is the fourth generation of the King family in the forestry business. This experience and practical knowledge gives him an advantage over other industry professionals.
- Customer Satisfaction: Hooper Hill Forestry has completed many successful timber harvesting projects in New Hampshire and Vermont. We are proud of our work and relationships with Landowners.
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TYPES OF TIMBER HARVESTING (LOGGING) PRESCRIPTIONS
Even Aged Management: A stand of trees where most of the trees are the same age (within 20 years) or in the same size class.
Uneven Aged Management: A stand of trees that contain at least 3 well defined age classes (20 or more years apart).
The first three prescriptions allow regeneration to develop without being damaged by subsequent harvesting operations:
- Stand Clearcutting – The removal of all, or of the majority of trees, in an entire forest stand. The objective of this technique is forest regeneration, particularly for shade-intolerant species, because it maximizes the amount of sunlight that reaches the soil. Clear cuts also encourage early-successional habitat, providing feed and cover for a variety of mammals and nesting bird species.
- Patch Clearcutting – The removal of all trees on areas larger than group selections, but smaller than the whole stand. The size of each patch generally ranges from 2 acres up to 5 acres and is usually spread evenly through the stand. This technique is used in stands that are basically mature or contain a very high percentage of low-quality trees. The objective is regeneration, usually for shade intolerant species, under a modified form of even-aged management. It is sometimes used as an alternative to stand clearcutting for wildlife or aesthetic reasons.
- Shelterwood & Seed Tree – The removal of all trees except for a scattering of seed and shade trees of desirable species. Shelterwood leaves a higher number of overstory trees, sometimes favoring more shade tolerant species. Seed Tree leaves less overstory trees, favoring shade intolerant species. The objective is regeneration under even-aged management. After successful regeneration, the overstory trees are removed. Protection of regeneration during overstory removal can be difficult.
- Single Tree Selection – The removal of individual trees in a stand with a goal of uneven-aged management. The improvement of stand quality and growth is achieved by removing low quality and mature trees and reducing competition to result in a relatively even-spaced stand. Some low quality or mature trees may need to be left, in order to create or leave a certain distribution of trees in each diameter class.
- Group Selection – The removal of groups of trees, in groups ranging from areas (small) 30′ to 50′ in diameter to (large) about 2 acres. This is used in stands with groups containing a high percentage of mature or low-quality trees where clearcutting is not an option. The objective is to regenerate the stand, usually for shade tolerant species such as sugar maple, yellow birch, and white ash. It may also be used as a technique in fostering uneven-aged stands.
- Thinning – The removal of a certain percentage of the total number of trees in a stand, to leave a relatively even-spaced stocking of trees. Removals average around 33% of the stocking. Used in immature, even-aged stands, the goal is to increase growth by reducing competition, and increase quality by removing the lowest quality and mature trees.