Forest Management

Professional Forestryscaling

The forest industry in New Hampshire is the oldest based industry in the state. New Hampshire has approximately 5.75 million acres of land area. Of this, 84%, or 4.8 million acres, is forested, making New Hampshire one of the most densely forested states in the United States.

New Hampshire’s hardwoods are considered to be some of the most beautiful and sought after in the world. It is especially known for its Northern Red Oak - valued for its rich color, clarity and texture. The forest industry’s direct impact on the NH economy amounts to about $2.26 billion while tourism contributes about 1.09 billion. The forests in New Hampshire provide important economic value to the state.


The practice of professional forestry ensures the sustainability of an important natural resource. Forest management provides the forest the care it requires to be healthy so it can provide the timber products and amenities we have come to rely on.

Uses include: wildlife habitat, a healthy environment for woodland plant life, clean air, recreation, fuel and lumber for building materials to name a few. New England Forest Products promotes and supports and practices professional forest management.