Forests for Maine's Future Logo

Fresh from the Woods -- Feb. 25, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of News from the Woods: a publication of Forests for Maine's Future.  If you like what you see,,,


Follow us on Twitter           Like us on Facebook              

Mechanical timber harvesting: The future is here



Hello from Forests for Maine's Future:


George Merrill thins a hemlock stand in East Wilton with his $360,000 cut-to-length processor. (Photo: The Rankin File)

Mechanical timber harvesting made its debut on the vast timberlands of northern Maine in '70s and '80s. Now feller bunchers and in-woods processors have become common in southern Maine. In our latest Fresh from the Woods feature we look at how today's contractors are using mechanical harvesting on smaller woodlots. 

If you didn't get a chance, check out our January Fresh from the Woods feature on wood-as-heating fuel, or our December feature on the mighty eastern white pine.


If you know of a friend or colleague with an interest in the Maine forest, please forward this email to them so they can sign up for our bi-weekly e-newsletter with links to forest-related news stories and our monthly features. And, if you change your email address, don't forget to resubscribe so you won't miss any of our newsletters.


As always, we'll see you in the woods!


Editors, program managers and webmasters. We encourage the media to use any of our features. If possible, please give Forests for Maine's Future credit at the bottom of the piece and drop us an email at to let us know you used it.












Want to read more news from the woods? 
Check out our newsletter archives:
or explore our new blog at: FMF Blog

Thank you to our sponsors
Visit our website to learn more about Forests for Maine's Future.


Or contact our writer,  Joe Rankin 

Featured Article

Join Our Mailing List