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Maine Forest Service: Hardwood inventory forecast predicts opportunities, challenges. Analysis prepared by James W. Sewall Company

A new report prepared by an Old Town natural-resource consulting firm for the Maine Forest Service, under the Maine Department of Conservation, has determined that Maine's hardwood inventory is at a near-record high.

The analysis, prepared by James W. Sewall Co., indicates that the hardwood inventory, at 351 million tons, is 16.6 percent higher than in 1995, with growth exceeding harvests on a statewide basis by 6 percent. This growth has occurred at a time when pulp and paper mills around the state have been significantly increasing consumption of hardwood pulpwood for the past several decades. More

 

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