Roth, Herzog to speak about future of forest products at Common Ground Fair, Town Line Reports

The Town Line advanced the Maine Woodland Owners speaker series at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, which will feature UMaine researchers Brian Roth and Benjamin Herzog. Roth, the associate director of the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit, will give a talk titled “Reintroduction of the American Chestnut” at 11 am. The talk will focus on the efforts to restore the American chestnut, a tree that once covered much of the east coast. Herzog, a wood technologist at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center will discuss new forest products that are transforming the forest products industry at 1 p.m.

The speaker series will take place on Friday, Sept 22 in the Low-Impact Forestry Speakers’ Tent beginning at 9 am. For more information visit the Maine Woodland Owners website.