Glossary of Forestry Terminology

When working with natural resource professionals, landowners often hear unfamiliar terminology unique to forest management. The glossaries listed below will help you understand some common forestry terms so that you can communicate more effectively with your forester and other professionals.

N.C. State University Extension Forestry

Understanding Forestry Terms: A Glossary for Forest Landowners

N.C. Forestry Association

Glossary of Forestry Terms

Forest Investment Associates

Glossary of Forestry Terms

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Glossary of Forestry Terms

Timberland Investment Resources

Glossary of Forest Terms

U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Forest Inventory and Analysis Glossary

Glossary of Terms Used in Timber Harvesting and Forest Engineering

Glossary of Forest Engineering Terms

University of Florida Cooperative Extension

Forest Terminology for Multiple-Use Management

University of Tennessee

A Glossary of Common Forestry Terms

Virginia Department of Forestry

Glossary

Wood-Mizer

Sawmilling and Forestry Glossary