DEEP: Forestry Publications

Forestry Publications

Timber
 
Tax tips for various scenarios involving forest ownership and business.
Advice to follow and pitfalls to avoid when selling timber from your woodland.
Timber damaged by hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, high wind and other storms are "casualty losses" that may allow timberland owners to claim a deduction on their federal income tax returns.
Many forests in the United States are under attach by non-native, invasive species of insects and diseases resulting in millions of trees damaged or killed in recent years.  When people mover firewood, it provides a pathway for moving these pests from one area to another often over long distances.
 
Recommendations and standards for planting, removal and maintenance of roadside trees.
 
Practices
 
Explains relationship of forestry and agricultural pursuits and state laws regulating wetlands and watercourses.
Guidance for certified forest practitioners, private landowners, and municipal officials in the understanding of best management practices while harvesting timber.
Forest land is taxed at a lower rate, which makes it advantageous for land owners to reclassify their land use.
Description of the eligibility for reimbursement for the removal of vegetative debris, trees, and stumps.
Contains a description of the requirements for certification, describes the three different levels of certification that can be achieved, provides reference information to assist applicants in passing the certification examinations, and will serve as a valuable reference aiding practitioners in complying with regulations once they have achieved certification.
For trees, ice storms can be among the most devastating types of storms.  A bad ice storm can  effectively strip a tree of most of its branches, cause large trees o topple, and create all sorts of hazards that can make it dangerous for people to be out and about during the storm, or in its aftermath.
The impact of Section 60 of Public Act 13-298 on a tree warden's power and duties pertaining to utility pruning and removal of trees and shrubs.
An illustrated guide to tree care, covering everything from planting to maintenance to removal.
 
Conservation
 
Naugatuck State Forest is a designated Important Bird Area due to the wide diversity of bird habitats.
This report includes a description of the Keep Forests as Forests Initiative, of which Connecticut is a part.  Initiative to keep farmlands in farming, keep forests as forests, connect people to the outdoors, protect wildlife habitats, and safeguard costal and estuarine lands.
The Connecticut Forest Resource Plan, now known as the Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy, analyzes the current conditions and trends of forests in Connecticut and lays out strategies and action steps to best plan for the future of the forested landscape.
The basics of why and how the dedicated people of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Division of Forestry manage your State Forests.
 
Services
 
Naugatuck State Forest is a designated Important Bird Area due to the wide diversity of bird habitats.
Describes the various service that private woodland owners can obtain from the Division of Forestry.
Connecticut Tree Laws, revised 2010 - available only in printed form.  Please contact Chris Donnelly regarding availability.  Table of Contents from Connecticut Tree Laws, with links to the Statutes.
 
Lists foresters and loggers that are currently certified to conduct commercial forest practices within the State of Connecticut.
Listing of sawmills located in Connecticut.  Sawmills that conduct business in Connecticut but are located in another state are not included.
 
Economics
 
Information on the economic contributions of Connecticut's forest products industry.
Shows the economic impact of various forest related sectors on the state.
Survey of prices paid for sawtimber, fuelwood, biomass, and pulpwood.
Estimating the sustainable yield of the State of Connecticut Division of Forestry's commercially suitable timberland.
 
Forestry Articles in Connecticut Wildlife Magazine
 
Connecticut Wildlife is a publication of the DEEP Division of Wildlife.  Periodically, articles on forestry are included.
 
Annual Timber Production and Forest Management Output Information
 
Describes the criteria for the data collected in the Certified Forest Practitioner Annual Report Summary
A summary of forestry and forest products harvesting and related activities.
 
USDA Forest Service Connecticut Forest Resource Fact Sheets and Other Publications
 
Connecticut Forest Resources, 2010, 2009
 
 
Content last updated January 13, 2017