Forestry and Wood Products

National Geographic interviews Holman about newly discovered tree species

Garth Holman, a research associate in the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine, spoke with National Geographic for the article, “First new species of temperate conifer tree discovered in more than a decade.” To determine whether the Ulleungdo hemlock deserved to be its own species, Holman examined samples. He found that […]

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Morning Ag Clips reports on study that finds beech rising, maple declining

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine news release about significant changes occuring in the composition of hardwood forests in the Northeastern United States. In the past 30 years in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, climate-associated changes have increased the abundance of American beech compared to three other hardwood species commonly associated […]

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American beech dominating, abundance of maples declining due to climate-associated changes in northeastern forests

The composition of hardwood forests in the northeastern United States is changing significantly. In the past 30 years in forestlands in four states, climate-associated changes have increased the abundance of American beech compared to three other hardwood species commonly associated with the regional forests, according to University of Maine-led research team. The significant shift to […]

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UMaine-led team discover new hemlock species

A new species of hemlock has been identified on Ulleungdo, an island east of the Korean peninsula, which may lead to the temperate conifer being considered for conservation. The Ulleungdo hemlock (Tsuga ulleungensis) was identified by an international team led by Garth Holman, a research associate in the School of Biology and Ecology at the […]

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