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October 14, 2019

The Emerald Ash Borer is a serious pest that will kill ash trees found on your property.  You should monitor your trees and learn more about this pest.  

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in the city of Edmundston, New...

August 12, 2019

Please check your trees!

August is the height of summer, and it is also the best time to spot the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) as it starts to emerge from trees. We are hoping that the citizens and visitors of Maine will take five minutes to step outside and check their trees for any...

July 29, 2017

Improving Hardwood Stands - Beech Management

I have spent many years in the woods and have made some observations that can be quite troubling to some landowners concerning their hardwood stands.  I am speaking about hardwood stands that are found in the higher elevations usually and c...

July 24, 2017

Here is an update on insects and diseases impacting Maine forest trees this year.  Read about any insect or disease element affecting your trees.  Contact the Maine Forest Service for an onsite inspection.  They are interested in monitoring any insects or diseases affecting trees gro...

August 31, 2016

The spruce budworm is making a comeback in Maine.  It is even worse in Canada and they are trying to find out how fast the budworm is spreading.  The folks in the northern two thirds of the state of Maine are being asked to help in this study.

Are you seeing large amounts of moth...

May 2, 2016

Planting Shrubs



Your shrub will come in one of four forms: bare rooted, balled and burlapped (B&B), container-grown, or containerized. Plant bare-rooted shrubs in the late fall or early spring. Only deciduous plants are sold bare-rooted. Do not buy or plant a bare-rooted shrub which...

April 26, 2016


Planting Trees


Good landscape plants can increase property value, save energy, and provide privacy and beauty around your home.


Your tree will come in one of four forms: barerooted (deciduous plants only), balled and burlapped (B&B), container- grown, or containerized. Plant bareroo...

March 22, 2016

Trees can grow very well without any assistance. But if you have them as part of your landscape, then you want your trees and shrubs to be healthy and look nice. With spring around the corner, it is time to inspect your landscape and spruce up where this is necessary.


Follow these st...

October 4, 2015

Maps and Navigation - Part 1

Before you use maps for navigation, you must understand something about them. Understanding maps and their symbols, accuracy, and scale will make navigation much easier. This lesson will just focus on understanding the map.

A map is a line drawing, to some...

September 27, 2015



Hunting season is almost here and now is a good time to brush up on you compass skills.  I will dedicate the next few posts to the compass, maps, and basic GPS navigation skills.  These skills will help you venture out into the woods and have the confidence and skills to...

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