Native Trees, Primordial Forests and ReGrowing Our Connection to The Woods
Sue Burke, 2019.
Article on the intelligence of trees. While they may seem passive in the environment, they can sense their environments, make decisions, and respond to threats—up to a point.
Richard Grant, Smithsonian Magazine, 2018.
Article about Peter Wohlleben, a German forester and author, who possesses a rare understanding of the inner life of trees.
Ferris Jabor, New York Times, 2020.
Article on Suzanne Simard’s research into tree communication that has changed the field of forest ecology.
Heather McCargo, Wild Seed Project.
Article on the importance of the protective canopy that woodlands create, which regulates temperature, moisture, and nutrient cycles.
Maine Trees & Forests
Maine has the largest unfragmented temperate broadleaf and mixed forest of any state in the nation, and is a prime ecosystem example. Ninety-four percent of this resource has been privately owned and managed in recent centuries. Forest products are one of Maine’s primary economic contributions. Maine now has little primal forest, and an increasing tendency toward lower value pulp production. 8 million acres are "certified" sustainably managed, and our forest landowners have traditionally permitted public access to these lands for recreation.
Maine Forest Service, Department of Conservation, Centennial Edition, 1908-2008.
Tree identification book in PDF format: contains information on 78 different tree species, including all of Maine's commercially important native tree species, as well as a few of the more common and important introduced trees.