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Fresh from the Woods -- Aug. 27, 2014

People have planted trees in cities for centuries. In our latest Fresh from the Woods feature we look at the benefits of the so-called urban forest -- the street and park trees that many of us take for granted, but that affect our lives in many positive ways. To read our story, Urban Forest: More Important Now Than Ever, simply go to the features page of our website or, to read the article announcement email, click here.


News from the Woods -- Aug. 19, 2014

In this edition of our biweekly e-newsletter on all things forest, you can find links to stories about the past, and possible future, of Old Town Fuel & Fiber how Acadia National Park's plant species are shifting; how climate change, fire and forests interact in different regions of the U.S., and a photo interlude showing the power of tree roots. For all that and more, click here. 


News from the Woods -- Aug. 5, 2014

In this editiion of the Forests for Maine's Future e-newsletter you'll find links to stories about the health benefits of trees, a controversy over forest management of Passamaquoddy tribal lands, how to define forests, a Maine forest tour for teachers, and a slideshow about a protected, yet overhunted, Borneo forest. For all this and more, click here


Fresh from the Woods -- July 29, 2014

Maine is a national leader in conservation easements, with more than a tenth of its considerable land area under easement. These conservation mechanisms are used in The Pine Tree State to protect everything from mountaintops to wetlands, deeryards to working forest, public access to working waterfront. In our latest Fresh from the Woods feature we look at conservation easements in Maine, the past and the possible future. You can access the story on our website by clicking here or access the feature announcement e-mail by clicking here.


News from the Woods -- July 15, 2014

In this edition of the Forests for Maine's Future biweekly e-newsletter, we've got interesting stories about how old smartphones can help curb illegal logging and poaching around the world, Maine's new forestry rule book, a new model of "recreational travel" and its implications for enforcing firewood bans, and a beetle that's devouring a water-gulping invasive tree in the southwestern U.S. For all this and more, click here.

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