Harvesting plays an important role in the management of actively growing forests, providing fire wood, building materials and other products, as well as generating income for landowners. The table below shows the economic impact, in dollars and jobs, of Vermont’s forest-based manufacturing and recreation.
In 2013, the Vermont Legislature and Governor directed the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation to “develop voluntary timber harvesting
guidelines that may be used by private landowners to help ensure long-term forest
health and sustainability.” Those guidelines have been developed and are now available. Anyone, whether cutting trees for the woodpile or as part of their forest management plan, will find this publication useful and informative. Continue reading