UMaine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative Builds Connections for  Scientists and Land Managers
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UMaine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative Builds Connections for Scientists and Land Managers

At the University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, a group of scientists from academia and private institutions have come together to form the Forest Climate Change Initiative (FCCI). The purpose of FCCI is to build connections among researchers, scientists, stakeholders, legislators, and the interested public on climate change issues around forests. Despite…

Forestry for the Future: A film introduces forestry to landowners with a 65-year study

Forestry for the Future: A film introduces forestry to landowners with a 65-year study

By Maren Granstrom *Editor’s note: Forester Maren Granstrom voluntarily submitted this article to Forests for Maine’s Future and Maine TREE to highlight the “Forestry for the Future” video she produced as part of her Master’s of Science work at the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources. Maine TREE claims no ownership of the video and…

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Southern Maine’s Future Forest

Factors at play today will help create the woods of the 22nd century By JOE RANKIN Forests for Maine’s Future Writer When Verso Paper Co. announced the impending closure of its faltering Bucksport paper mill and the loss of 500 jobs, workers were stunned and a collective groan of dismay rippled through Maine’s forest products…

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Urban Forests — More Important Now Than Ever

By JOE RANKIN Forests for Maine’s Future writer It’s perhaps fitting that the largest city in the most forested state in the nation should be nicknamed the Forest City. Of course, when Portland acquired that sobriquet, back in the 1800s, Maine and New England had a lot less forest. Portland has thousands of trees. Large…

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The Long View: Three studies of the Maine forest

By Joe Rankin Forests for Maine’s Future writer In a spruce-fir forest north of Bangor tall towers rise above the treetops, studded with instruments measuring everything from wind to carbon dioxide and methane. Another forest to the southeast gets regular doses of fertilizer while a patch nearby does not. In another chunk of forest on…