School of Forest Resources

UMaine forest resources alum featured in Portland Press Herald

Nadir Yildirim, who earned a Ph.D. in forest resources at the University of Maine, was featured in a Portland Press Herald column about his entrepreneurial spirit and his company, Revolution Research Inc. “We would like to show that we can produce from the trees smart products, futurist materials. Because people have newer needs,” said Yildirim, […]

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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 […]

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Frey, Greenlaw seek to preserve basketmaking, black ash trees

Gabriel Frey and Suzanne Greenlaw strive to honor the tradition, celebrate the present and preserve the future of basketmaking. And the husband and wife will be selling baskets at the 22nd annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Hudson Museum at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University […]

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Maine Forest Products Council highlights forestry enrollment growth

Student interest in the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources is growing, and industry stakeholders are starting to take notice. The Maine Forest Products Council highlighted student enrollment growth in their the November newsletter, where it reported that undergraduate enrollment in forestry has doubled since 2008. Of the 31 students in the 2016 incoming […]

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Karin Bothwell (third from the left) and Erin Schlager (Right) with other students at the Society of American Foresters national convention

Presentation on women studying forestry ties for second in national contest

Karin Bothwell and Erin Schlager, both master’s students in the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources, presented their research on female students in forestry programs, and the on-campus group, Supporting Women in Forestry Today (SWIFT) at the 2016 Society of American Foresters National Convention this November. The pair tied for second place in the […]

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Norway spruce tested at UMaine approved for construction-grade lumber

Note: A press conference and test demonstration with university and industry officials from J.D. Irving, Pleasant River Lumber and the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2, at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The press conference will cover how the approval of Norway spruce as a […]

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New Faculty: Adam Daigneault

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture brought a wealth of experience and expertise to its community when it welcomed new faculty this fall. Over the next few months we will feature a new faculty member every Monday and Wednesday to help you get acquainted with these new members of our community. Please join […]

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