School of Forest Resources

AP quotes Livingston in report on how drought may have aided storm

William Livingston, an associate professor of forest resources at the University of Maine, spoke with the Associated Press for a report about how drought conditions, recent rainfall and an unusual storm path in Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a recent storm that hit the Northeast. Several factors […]

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Crandall adds expertise to Maine Public story about manufactured wood products

Mindy Crandall, assistant professor of forest management and economics at the University of Maine, was cited in a Maine Public article about the growing demand for manufactured wood products. While Maine has lost more 2,400 papermaking jobs over the last six years, Crandall said businesses in Maine can do well by focusing on Lincoln Logs, […]

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USA Today cites Day in article on fall foliage

Michael Day, an associate research professor of tree physiology and physiological ecology at the University of Maine, was cited in the USA Today report, “Is the unusual warmth ruining the fall foliage season?” The ongoing summerlike heat in the Northeast has dulled some of the annual foliage, according to the article. A very hot, dry September allowed […]

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UNH, UMaine to study economic impact of invasive plants, Fosters.com reports

Fosters.com reported researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have received a $499,883 USDA grant to investigate the economics of managing invasive plants in forests owned by private landowners. Jessica Leahy, an associate professor of human dimensions of natural resources at the University of Maine, is on the team […]

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UMaine mentioned in BDN editorial on mass timber

The University of Maine was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News editorial, “Maine should help give mass timber mass appeal.” The editorial argues the state could benefit greatly from turning the lumber from Maine woods into a variety of new products. Using any of the state’s vacant industrial spaces to manufacture mass timber products could dramatically lower […]

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Forestry experts gather Oct. 3–5 at UMaine

The University of Maine School of Forest Resources, in conjunction with the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, will host meetings of two ASTM International committees and the Wood I-Joist Manufacturers Association (WIJMA) Oct. 3–5. Stephen Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources and associate director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, says welcoming […]

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UMaine receives federal funds for timber commercialization center, media report

The Portland Press Herald and Mainebiz reported the University of Maine will receive a $454,532 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to create the Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center. The center will help forest industry partners, trade organization, construction firms, architects and other stakeholders revitalize and diversify Maine’s forest-based economy by advancing new forest […]

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