WEBINAR: Holt Research Forest Pre-Harvest Information Session
Holt Research Forest

WEBINAR: Holt Research Forest Pre-Harvest Information Session

On Thursday, September 24th, Maine TREE hosted an informational webinar is to share information about an upcoming research timber harvest at the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic. Jack Witham, Holt Research Forest Scientist, provides background on the history of the Holt Research Forest, and Maine Licensed Forester, Barrie Brusila, gives an overview of the planned…

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Deer yards: Shelter from the storm

It’s not easy being a whitetail deer in Maine in the winter, especially northern Maine. The snow piles deep, the frozen winds howl down out of Canada and food is scarce, especially foods that provide the necessary calories to help you cope with the harsh weather. Enter the deer wintering area. Or “deer yard” as…

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Winter: A Time to get to know your Forest Neighbors by their Tracks

There’s something about the winter woods — the profound silence, the sheer whiteness. Snow whispering through the branches of the firs or slanting sunlight. The, well, purity and profound timelessness of it. But that’s our human perception. Far from being a place caught out of time, the winter woods are a happening neighborhood. It may…

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Forestry for the birds

  By JOE RANKIN Forests for Maine’s Future Writer In 1962 Rachel Carson’s classic enviro-expose Silent Spring was published, laying out how indiscriminate pesticide use was decimating nature, particularly bird populations. The book helped shape the environmental movement and led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and some of the United States’ most…