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Maine Woodland Owners has compiled a list of both portable and stationary sawmills in the state of Maine, modeled after the list that had been produced by The Maine Forest Service.  This updated list of sawmills provides information about services and  products, locations, and contact information.    To see the list, click here.

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The Ten Biggest Mistakes, Revisited
Tom Doak of Maine Woodland Owners has done many presentations on his list of “The Ten Biggest Mistakes Woodland Owners Make.” Here is a new list to think about: “The Ten Biggest Mistakes Woodland Owners Make When Having a Harvest.” The two lists overlap some. I’ll share the story of one of those calls I don’t like to get, as a reminder of certain things to think about when planning to have your woodlot harvested. This is a true story, though without some of the identifying details.

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Only Three Maine Mammals Hibernate Full-Time
Hibernation is underway in our woodlots. We can let the dogs out in the evening without worrying about them bumping into raccoons, skunks, porcupines and bears. Or can we? 

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Maine Woodland Owners Harvest Aids Cumberland Wood Bank
Maine Woodland Owners recently donated a full truckload of firewood to the Cumberland Wood Bank, with the 10 cords of wood coming from a harvest on a Cumberland woodlot owned by Maine Woodland Owners. 

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Enhanced FIG Website Promotes Learning
A revitalized Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) website will help connect Maine students to the forests that now occupy 90% of the state’s land area.

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New Pellet Plants Planned to Fill Market Niche
Pellet plants designed for small landowners are on the drawing board, and, in one case, ready to start up, as Maine wood markets adjust to the dearth in demand for softwood pulp produced by the closure of several paper mills.

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Invasive Plants 101:  Autumn Olive

The abundant red-orange fruits of autumn olive make it easy to spot this time of year.  A single shrub can produce over 50,000 seeds.

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White Pine Disease:  An Update
Once again this year, a lot of white pine needles are turning brown and dropping off in large numbers. The cause is ...

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Invasive Plants 101:  Shrubby honeysuckles
Shrubby honeysuckles are not only invasive, but large enough to take over a forest understory. Lonicera morrowii, L. tatarica, L. x bella)are deciduous shrubs of Northeastern woods, sometimes found around old cellar holes. 

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The 127th Legislature adjourned on April 29, and is unlikely to return until a new Legislature is seated in December. Here are highlights some of bills affecting woodland owners:


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