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.

American Tree Farm System

2021 Standards of Sustainability Glossary of Terms

N.C. State University Extension Forestry

Understanding Forestry Terms: A Glossary for Forest Landowners

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Glossary of Forestry Terms

Timberland Investment Resources

Glossary of Forest Terms

U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Glossary of Terms Used in Timber Harvesting and Forest Engineering

University of Tennessee

A Glossary of Common Forestry Terms


Sawmilling and Forestry Glossary