School of Forest Resources

WaYs students forest trail

Striding to better forests for native plants

It was a rainy afternoon in the Penobscot Experimental Forest when Shantel Neptune, a student in the University of Maine’s Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program, snapped a pair of garden loppers through neon pink flagging tape, culminating a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Neptune and the five fellow members in the Wabanaki Youth in Science (WaYs) group came […]

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In a time of transition, Leahy steps up to leadership role

Jessica Leahy has been named interim associate dean for research in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and interim associate director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. She succeeds Frederick Servello, who will assume the position of interim dean for the college, and director of the Experiment Station following Edward Ashworth’s […]

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Video: The Green Endowment’s gifts keep growing

At the University of Maine, gifts can grow trees and the next generation of foresters. Meet Keith Kanoti, UMaine’s forest manager, and students Alexander Audet and Ben Thorne who gained hands-on experience this summer thanks to timber harvest from Green Endowment Lands. When friends of the University of Maine donate forest property to the Green […]

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Lu Wang aims to transform wood pulp into 3-D printed products

Maine is home to more than 17 million acres of forestland, making it the most heavily wooded state in the nation, and the forest products industry has long been an important part of the state’s economy. Lu Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources housed at the Advanced Structures […]

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New Maine Forest Spatial Tool to aid understanding of state’s forest resources

A new interactive, online tool that allows high-resolution exploration and display of spatial data sets of Maine woodlands will help provide more information about the state’s forest resources to stakeholders — from landowners to researchers and policymakers. The Maine Forest Spatial Tool, developed by the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, provides […]

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Savannah Haines: Passion for the forest and its health

Savannah Haines, a junior from Westport, Massachusetts, majoring in forestry with a minor in environmental horticulture, was one of three students nationwide to be awarded a Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which supports undergraduates studying arboriculture and urban forestry, is offered through the TREE Fund, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the science of […]

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Students travel to Chile for international competition, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported 10 students from across the country who are participating in an intensive research course at the University of Maine are traveling to Chile for an an international competition. The students, who have been working at UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, will discuss sustainable product development and biofuel generation with a panel […]

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Maine Spruce Budworm Task Force to release risk assessment, response plan

In advance of the next predicted eastern spruce budworm outbreak, officials with the University of Maine, Maine Forest Service and Maine Forest Products Council have published a risk assessment and disaster preparedness plan to keep forest landowners, government officials and the general public informed. The report includes an assessment of the last outbreak and how […]

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