Seymour speaks with Seacoast Online about balsam fir trees in Maine

Robert Seymour, the Curtis Hutchins Professor of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, was interviewed by Seacoast Online for an article about the state’s most common tree: the balsam fir. “It’s just everywhere,” Seymour said of the tree that grows in mixed woods in southern and central Maine, and in almost every forest ecosystem in the state. “Balsam fir is a wonderful tree. It grows so well, it’s useful for a lot of products. You can make dimensional lumber out of it, or paper,” Seymour said.