Small Scale Logging

  • 12/21/2016
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 1-hour Webinar
Wednesday December 21, 2016
Presented by Thomas Worthley, Associate Extension Professor of Forestry, University of Connecticut

The instructions below include the process for you to obtain your unique “registration id” for this month’s ForestConnect webinar.  Note that webinars are live at noon and 7PM (Eastern Time), for an hour each, but the meeting space is reserved from noon until 8PM.

When it comes to forest management, equipment, methods and techniques that work well on 50 or 100 acres might not be appropriate for parcels of 5, 10 or 20 acres. Throughout much of the Northeast, as well as other parts of the country, a large portion of the forest resource is held in small parcels as a result of parcelization and fragmentation.  As well, many of the management activities a larger landowner might undertake involve only a few acres or small portions of their property. Forest and habitat management need not be constrained by or limited to the methods and equipment commonly used by the commercial timber harvesting industry. Good silvicultural practice is just as relevant to a 7-acre parcel as to a 70-acre one. Scale-appropriate methods and equipment used in the right combinations and suitable to the purpose can be engaged for a variety of management and value-added purposes.

During the summer, fall and winter of 2015 roadside forest management silvicultural treatments were implemented at three separate sites in CT. Various small-scale forest harvesting equipment combinations were tried and tested under a variety of forest and terrain types. Tree-felling and processing times, skidding times and distances and product volume and value were tracked. This multi-media presentation will share observations and experiences and will reflect on the applicability of the methods used to address small parcels, habitat enhancements, roadside forest management and other small-scale harvesting needs. What works well on 5 acres works just as well on 5 acres of a 50-acre parcel.


  1. Read all these instructions.
  2. You need to register for each monthly webinar.  There is unlimited space for participants, the ID simply provides you the necessary access.  Obtain your registration ID via:
  3. After registration, which includes a question about whether you want CEU credits, you will receive the link to the webinar and a password. It should go without saying that you should retain this email.
  4. The registration email provides the link you will use the day of the webinar.

SAF CFE credits have been requested or have been approved. 

Special Note:  This is the first time we will use ZOOM for the monthly ForestConnect webinar.  We have practiced, but we continue to learn.  Please register early, and arrive 23 minutes early for the webinar.  If there are updates we will notify all those who have registered, and post that information in a blog at

Peter Smallidge

NYS Extension Forester

Cornell University Cooperative Extension


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