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The white pine, enduring symbol of the Maine woods

By JOE RANKIN Forests for Maine’s Future Writer What’s not to like about the eastern white pine? A majestic tree. Long lived. Producer of clear, easily-worked, durable lumber that takes stain well, glues up nicely, is moderately priced, readily available. And, it is one of those trees that responds predictably and readily to a handful…

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Chestnut Revival

Fresh from the Woods To prove they are resistant, hybrid chestnut trees growing in Weeks Mills were inoculated with two strains of this fungus in late June. Nut enthusiasts attempt to breed blight-resistant American chestnut By Andrew KekacsThis is a story about staggering loss — the kind of loss that leaves a community or an…