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Tallest Chestnut in North America
At 115 feet, this recently discovered American chestnut tree in Lovell, Maine is the tallest in North America. While it is blight-free, it may not have resistance. It may just have managed to escape due to its isolated location. 


Maine is at the northern edge of the American chestnut's range. To learn about the American chestnut and cold-hardiness field testing conducted at a Maine Woodland Owners site in Vienna, click here.

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Now available:  MFS 2014 Stumpage Price, Silvicultural Activities and Wood Processor Reports
Click here for a copy of the 2014 Maine Forest Service reports.

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The Necessary Balance Between Land Users and Landowners
     I’m a landowner and I’m a user of private lands as well.  I think many sportsmen and women are in the same boat, and those who are recognize and understand the relationship between landowners and land users.  There are others, however, who treat public access as a right and not the privilege it truly is.

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Hunter Safety Tips - Regarding Ticks
 The fact is that hunters are at a high risk for exposure to ticks.  What might not be immediately obvious is that ...

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Tick Alert:  Adult Deer Tick Season
 In Maine, this is the time of year that large numbers of adult ticks are feeding.  Here are three pointers ...

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The Presence of Piebalds
Doing a double-take is a natural reaction when seeing a piebald deer.  The flash ...

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Our Hunting Laws Rooted in Medieval England

 (The second article of a series by Lloyd C. Irland, this article was originally printed in the October issue on Maine Woodlands).  

Medieval kings and feudal landholders tightly controlled rights to hunt on their land. Rules were detailed, making Maine’s book of hunting and fishing regulations look ...

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Take-home Information from Maine Woodland Owners-Foresters Event in Windsor

Want a copy of the 23-page handout, Rehabilitation Silviculture for Small Woodlots, from the Windsor Field Tour on June 19?  Click here.

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Invasives Have Come on a Mile a Minute
Recently, I returned to a northern Maine forest area I have visited regularly since 1979.  It was a watershed study harvested in 1981.  Over the years, I’ve marveled at the staying power of the common red raspberry.  But now, after more than 30 years, the raspberry brambles are being suppressed by a new arrival, a dense mat of wild buckwheat.

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