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Christmas Trees  Became a Tool of Discovery
The Christmas tree industry in the eastern U.S. dates to the 1800s. In 1901, a Norway spruce plantation was established in New Jersey for a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm.

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Job Opening:  Maine Tree Farm is Looking for a Coordinator

The application deadline is January 31, 2018.

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Beech Bark Disease Can Be Amplified by Harvesting
Ongoing mechanical, partial harvests can result in conditions that foster sprouting of diseased beech. Sprout thickets are dominating many of our best-quality hardwood sites. 

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Quite the Show: a Big Year for Seed Crops
Keeping in touch with your woodlot is a continuing necessity for timely silviculture treatments, and for anticipating future conditions and needs. Monitoring seed crop cycles provides insight to natural regeneration dynamics.

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Foraging on Private Land Without Permission Illegal
Folks who have been picking fiddleheads or mushrooms lately need to know that they are required by law to get the landowner’s permission. I’m sure this is a surprise to many of them.

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Music in the Trees: Swiss Resonance Wood
In the Jura Mountains of Switzerland is a farm woodlot managed for individual spruce trees of the highest quality.  It is a fascinating example of very intensive irregular aged management following a silviculture system ...
Managing quality spruce has applicability for Maine woodlot owners given the reduction in spruce pulpwood markets.
There are also American musical instrument makers buying some fine spruce logs from the Northeast for resonance wood. 



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Questions at a Pre-Harvest Tour
 A pre-harvest tour of China’s Thurston Park last weekend inspired questions by attending woodland owners and town residents.   Here are four questions about the harvest posed during the tour.

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Spring a Good Time for Tree Investigations
The transition  into spring provides a special window of opportunity for reinforcing connections with our woodlots....Enjoy wildflowers along the forest floor and look up for the emerging catkins of the male poplar trees. Tree flowers tend to occur during the latter part of spring, but keep an eye out for them as you pass by emerging growth.  Pull down a limb of red maple (Acer rubrum) for a closer look at their showy flowers .

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Four Course Forestry Event Served Up at Pine Tree Camp
The drumming of a grouse in the distance.  A trailside tree peppered with rings of yellow bellied sapsucker pecking holes.  The cry, like a squeaky wheel, of a black and white warbler as it flitted by.  The forest at Pine Tree Camp in Rome was filled with bird trills last Saturday during the Women and Our Woods Outdoor Workshop.

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Pileated Woodpeckers Vocal Woodlot Companions

 It would be quiet if it weren’t for the ...   almost non-stop “wuk wuk wuk” from three pileated woodpeckers. Their volume matches their large bodies. “ We have a resident pair as well as a third bird that’s spending the winter.  Pileated woodpeckers have a 150- to 200-acre territory, so owners of smaller woodlots won’t have many pairs. It isn’t unusual to have more than one pair in winter, but come spring the visitors will be driven away if they don’t leave voluntarily.

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