Native Trees, Primordial Forests and ReGrowing Our Connection to The Woods

Rangeley, Maine

Articles

Trees of Knowledge

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.


There Is Such a Thing as Plant Intelligence

Simon Worrall, National Geographic, 2016.

Article about plants capacity for solving problems and learning from past experiences.


Do Trees talk to Each Other?

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.


The Social Life of Forests

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.

Forest Trees of Maine

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.


Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

"Trees are far more alert, social, sophisticated—and even intelligent—than we thought." From Do Trees Talk to Each Other? Smithsonian Magazine.