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These are some of the questions that we are frequently asked....

Have a question you don't see answered below? 

I have a woodlot, what should I do with it?

Woodlot management is unique to each woodlot and woodlot owner.  The reasons for owning a woodlot may include timber production, conservation for plants and animals, recreation, and managing non-timber products such as maple syrup, mushrooms, or specialty woods for carving.

We encourage every woodlot owner to contact a Forester to set up a consultation where they can assess your woodlot and advise you on what options are possible.  You can contact your local Forest Products Marketing Board and set up an assessment.  Depending on what you choose as the best options for your woodlot, we can help you find the expert advice you need so can manage your woodlot in a way that is right for you and your forest.   

Is there HST charged on woodlot purchases?

No, according to the Revenue Canada regulations there is no HST associated with the sale of woodlots.  Find out more information on HST/GST regulations here.

Who should you contact to report environmental violations, such as a neighbour not leaving a buffer when cutting near a stream?

Contact the Department of Environment and Local Government.  This particular violation would fall under the clean water act.  Wetlands information can be found there as well.

Did you know you can apply online for a Watercourse and Wetland Alteration (WAWA) permit?  Click here to see more information on the GNB website.

How do I find out what my woodlot is worth?

Woodlot stumpage values are dependant on tree size, species, densities and quality.  Woodlots also hold many other values for people and the ecosystem.  Talk to your local Forest Products Marketing Board for woodlot appraisals.

I want to harvest my woodlot, what steps do I take?

The first step to take is contacting your local Forest Products Marketing Board, who can assist you in the process of harvesting your woodlot.  The process entails an assessment of your woodland to determine areas with merchantable volume, acquiring personnel to harvest and truck your timber, determining stumpage contracts, as well as finding markets for selling your timber.

Does stumpage have HST?

No, according to the Revenue Canada regulations there is no HST associated with the sale of stumpage.  For more information contact your local Forest Products Marketing Board.

I want to donate my land for conservation when I die.  Who do I talk to?

There are several great organizations doing land conservation work in New Brunswick.  We recommend contacting several and see which one fits your needs the best.  Click here to see a list with links to their websites.

I want to hire a contractor to cut my woodlot.  What are some things I should keep in mind?

There are many factors you should consider when hiring a contractor.  Click here to see a list of things you should consider before signing a contract! 

Additional sources:

  • Nature NB's Eco Help Hub 

    • This page is a “one stop shop” to help you find contact information for government, NGO, and other agencies that provide environmental enforcement, wildlife rehabilitation and protection, and related services.​

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