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Maine Woodland Owners Welcomes  Harold Burnett as Staff Forester!
Harold Burnett has joined Maine Woodland Owners as its staff forester, a part-time role. Executive Director Tom Doak said, “Harold is a very experienced forester and well-known in the forest community. He will be a great help in managing our growing Land Trust.” Burnett took up his work recently and hit the ground running. Harold said, “I’ve laid out timber sales in Lamoine and Sullivan, begun familiarizing myself with the Penobscot and Winn woodlots, flagged boundaries in Standish, in advance of a blazing project, checked in on a harvest operation in New Gloucester, and conferred with several new, potential woodland donors to our Land Trust.” 

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Our Office on the Move, Once More
Our new location is 8 Mulliken Court in Augusta – a house converted into office space. We occupy the entire building. The new office borders Western Avenue, with a large sign that’s highly visible.

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Tick Pathogen Test Now Available in Maine
A new in-state service that tests ticks for the three most common tick-borne pathogens – Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis –  is now available to Maine residents. 

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Wondering Why Leaves Change Color?
It doesn’t take much imagination to picture Nature going about on autumn days and painting the leaves of trees and other plants red, purple, orange, and yellow. Every fall, we delight in the beauty of the trees and shrubs, knowing it’s only a passing pleasure. 

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Putting a Battery-Powered Chainsaw to the Test

Have you ever used an electric chainsaw?  Maine Woodland Owners board member Mike Dann tried one out on his woodlot and provided feedback.

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Family donates 2,500 acres of forestland to Maine Woodland Owners
Read the complete article that appeared in the Portland Press Herald here.

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Going, Going:  Maine's Biggest White Pine Slated for Removal

Visit Maine's biggest white pine, located in Morrill, before it's removed later this year.

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Forestry Training Sessions Now Available Online
     If you missed the 2017 training sessions of the Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters, you can watch them now from the comfort of your own home. 

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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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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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