In this edition of our bi-weekly newsletter about all things forests, you'll find links to articles about the importance of deadwood to a forest's health, the Charter of the Forest and how it changed Britons' relationship to the land, post-fire logging and the reduction of fuels, winter camping at Hidden Valley Nature Center, and gene variants and their clues to pines' survival in the face of climate change. For all this and more, click here.
In this edition of our biweekly e-newsletter, you'll find links to articles about the governor's controversial plan to increase timber harvesting on the state's public lands, the shortage of wood pellets, the rapid disappearance of tropical forests and the storage of tree seeds in a "seed ark" in Scandinavia. For all this and more, click here.
Mechanical harvesting debuted on the vast timberlands of northern Maine, but over the last 20 years or so feller bunchers, in-woods processors, forwarders, stationary delimbing processing systems and chippers havebecome common on the smaller woodlots of southern Maine. They're effiicient, safer to run and operated skillfully can be easier on the trees and the land than a traditional chainsaw-cable skidder operation. Check out our latest Fresh from the Woods feature by clicking here or access the story announcement by clicking here.
In this edition of our bi-weekly e-newsletter we bring you links to wicked interesting stories about forests from Maine, New England and around the globe, including articles about using drones to track wildlife and search for evidence for ancient denizens of Amazonia; the debate over biofuels -- are they carbon neutral?; East Millinocket's wish list on a national park; and exquisitely textured forests sculpted entirely of . . . cardboard. For all this and a whole lot more, click here.
In this edition of the Forests for Maine's Future e-newsletter, you'll find links to articles about a Canadian company buying a Maine sawmill, how climate change will alter the tree species composition in the northern forest, and Europe's hunger for biomass and how it could affect U.S. forests. Oh, and how do I phrase this? Do you have nyctohylophobia? Find out about all these topics by clicking here.