Obstruction Removal October 2016 Project Update

The following information pertains to the Lebanon Airport Obstruction Removal Project taking place August through October 2016. This project has received all necessary permitting from NH Department of Environmental Services, NH Land Resources Management Program Staff and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The majority of the tree removal for this project took place in January 2016. There will be approximately 2 additional acres of trees removed. The major focus will be to protect the wetland areas during this project as heavy equipment will be utilized to achieve the end result. On-site equipment and manpower will include 4 excavators, 4 trucks, and an 8 to 10 person crew.

The Project Will Entail:

  • Rock removal; rocks will be stockpiled northeast of the Police Station.
  • Stump grinding and wood debris in uplands as to not harm the root mass; no stumps
  • will be ground in the wetland areas.
  • The removal of trees in the wetland areas will be done by human power.
  • Upland soils will be analyzed at the University of New Hampshire to ensure soils are brought to a neutral state in order to foster growth of grass in uplands. Wetland areas (only where the trees will be removed) will be seeded.
  • Felled trees will be chipped and distributed throughout the project area.

Project Schedule:

  • Work began on August 25 and is projected to end on or before October 24.
  • Crews will arrive at 6 a.m. and begin work at 7 a.m. Work will continue throughout the day ending around 5 p.m.
  • Tree clearing and stump grinding will occur only during weekdays.
  • Some weekend work during the month of September is necessary and will include removal and stockpiling of the rocks.

The following PDF file contains maps and diagrams detailing the areas the crews will be working in as well as photos
of what equipment will be used.


  • Figures 1, 2, 3: The remaining approximately two acres of trees in wetlands will be removed
  • and wetlands seeded. All other work for this project will remain east of a ditch.
  • Lebanon Airport Obstruction Removal Project
  • Figure 3: Rocks will be removed and stockpiled northeast of the Police Station.
  • Figure 4: The excavators shown will be used to remove the rocks to be stockpiled, load the rocks into trucks, and collect the wood debris.
  • Figure 5: Trucks to be used to transport the rocks to the stockpile area.
  • Figure 6: Forestry Mulcher will be used to grind stumps in uplands and to grind wood debris.
Please know that we are doing our best to minimize the impact on the neighborhood. If you have any questions, or would like to speak with me, please contact Airport Manager Rick Dyment at 603-298-8878.