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Penobscot Experimental Forest: Six decades of science

July 2011 By Joe RankinForests for Maine’s Future Writer On a recent summer day, while showing a visitor around the Penobscot Experimental Forest, the U.S. Forest Service’s Laura Kenefic and Robert Seymour, a University of Maine professor of silviculture, came across an old friend. Prone on the forest floor, it was slowly decaying into the…

Sweet time for Maine’s syrup producers
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Sweet time for Maine’s syrup producers

February 2011 By Joe Rankin Mention maple syrup season and the image that leaps to mind for most people is straight out of a Norman Rockwell print: metal buckets, old Dobbin pulling the sleigh, a weathered sugar shack in the moonlight, and steam billowing off the old wood-fired evaporator. These days, the picture is likely…

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Prentiss & Carlisle: a proud history of forest stewardship

Fresh from the Woods Prentiss & Carlisle president Donald White, left, Gov. John Baldacci, and P&C Chairman David Carlisle show off the Austin Wilkins Award plaque, carved of prime cherry wood. (Photo by Joe Rankin) Prentiss & Carlisle: a proud history of forest stewardship By Joe Rankin  When it comes to good timberland management, spreadsheets…