School of Forest Resources

Mitchell Center helps Katahdin region assess its economic and community resilience

In March 2016, University of Maine community psychologist Linda Silka wrote an op-ed in the Bangor Daily News describing the deep commitment of many UMaine faculty and students to work with towns and cities in tackling complex or “wicked” problems at the intersection of economic, sociocultural and environmental issues. Jessica Masse, a community leader in […]

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WABI interviews Kanoti for report on spruce tip beer

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Keith Kanoti, manager of the University Forests at the University of Maine, for a report on the development of a beer made with spruce tips. UMaine partnered with local Marsh Island Brewing to develop the brew, echoing a traditional recipe made by the original colonial settlers, according to the report. Marsh […]

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The Maine Edge publishes UMaine release on spruce pale ale project

The Maine Edge carried a University of Maine news release about a partnership between faculty in the School of Forest Resources at UMaine, Black Bear Brewing Company and Marsh Island Brewing to create a pale ale using spruce tips. The brew, named “Green Growth,” is made with tips from Norway spruce trees from UMaine’s Dwight […]

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A taste of the Maine woods is brewing in Orono

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine’s forestry faculty have teamed up with Black Bear Brewing Company and Marsh Island Brewing to serve up Green Growth, a spruce tip pale ale, this July. The idea was originally conceived by Daniel Hayes and Aaron Weiskittel of UMaine’s School of Forest Resources. They were planning to host […]

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Crandall quoted in BDN article on turnaround in forestry market

The Bangor Daily News quoted Mindy Crandall, an assistant professor of forest landscape management and economics at the University of Maine, in an article on changes in the forestry market, including increasing prices and demand. Wood prices have doubled in the past six months, resulting from several factors like a buildup in the demand for […]

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International scientists to participate in sustainable forest management workshop

A two-day workshop on sustainable forest management focused on northern forests research will bring scientists from the United States, Canada and Denmark to the University of Maine, June 7–8. The event, “Long-Term Site Productivity Research: Lessons from Other Regions and Opportunities for Maine,” is offered by the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), a stakeholder-driven research […]

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WVII speaks with Livingston for report on invasive emerald ash borers

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with William Livingston, an associate professor of forest resources and associate director for undergraduate education at the University of Maine, for a report on emerald ash borers. The invasive Asian beetle was first found in the United States in Michigan in 2002, and was recently found in Madawaska, likely spread by […]

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Media cover innovation showcase at UMaine

Mainebiz published a University of Maine news release to preview a showcase featuring five innovative devices designed as part of the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) program at UMaine and presented at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on May 30. MIRTA projects are all related to Maine businesses or industries key to […]

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First five MIRTA teams showcase their discoveries

Five discoveries, including one designed to monitor the health of beehives using radar, were showcased by University of Maine faculty-led teams from the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) May 30 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus. The five MIRTA projects are: A high-value, low-cost geoinformatics system to better compile broad-scale […]

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Tajvidi interviewed by WVII for report on nanocellulose research

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed University of Maine assistant professor of renewable nanomaterials Mehdi Tajvidi for a report on nanocellulose. Nanocellulose is the tiny particles that make up the structure of wood. Tajvidi and his team of researchers are working on creating a particle board-like material, as well as a replacement for chemical-based glues, from nanocellulose. […]

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