Tag: Forestry

Forestry as if the Climate Matters

Drawing by Toki Oshima By Peter Hagerty, Low Impact Forestry Project About 20 years ago a group of friends and I began a series of courses on a new form of logging. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association supported our effort with classrooms and a woodlot. Since then over 1,000 students have attended Low

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Beyond the Field Edge

Trees need at least 20 percent of their total height to have living foliage to thrive and grow well. English photo Maine district forester Morten Moesswilde discussed different uses for a forest, depending in part on soil characteristics and existing species. English photo. By Katy Green and Jean English Maine’s woodlots can provide income, materials

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Saving Trees Saving Ourselves

Frank Robey is working to prevent the timber harvest planned for the Maine section of the White Mountain National Forest in Stoneham, Albany and Mason Townships. Photo by Dave Gagne By Joyce White President Franklin Delano Roosevelt commented, “Forests are the lungs of our land.” Seventy-five years ago FDR recognized the importance of forests in

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Forest Restoration

Toki Oshima illustration. By Céline Caron “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir (Printed on Merve Wilkinson’s in

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Hidden Valley

Timber Framing at Hidden Valley Nature Center Community Supported Forestry By Rebecca Goldfine Longtime MOFGA members Bambi Jones and Tracy Moskovitz have gone from cultivating a 120-family CSA farm to grooming a 1,750-acre nature preserve – also community supported – in and around Whitefield, Maine. Rebecca Goldfine photo. The miles of woods that encircle Bambi

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