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The pace of action at the State House is picking up. While many bills have yet to be printed, a number of those of interest to woodland owners have been dealt with, or are pending. Here are some of the issues we’ve been dealing with:

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Tick Pathogen Test Now Available in Maine
A new in-state service that tests ticks for the three most common tick-borne pathogens – Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis –  is now available to Maine residents. 

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Habitat Made Easy:  Guidebook Shows the Way
A wealth of information is packed into the 15 page booklet, “A Woodland Owner’s Guide to Forestry for Maine Birds.”. It spells out the differences between hardwood, softwood, and mixed-woods as they determine bird habitat preferences. It describes threats to forest songbirds. It uses 16 priority birds as bellwethers for the rest of the avian world.

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Counting the Birds a Truly Big Deal
     Don’t be too surprised if a birder wanders through the neighborhood this month. The annual Christmas Bird Count will put hundreds of Mainers out on the street over the last few weeks of the year, as it has for the past 118 years.

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Wondering Why Leaves Change Color?
It doesn’t take much imagination to picture Nature going about on autumn days and painting the leaves of trees and other plants red, purple, orange, and yellow. Every fall, we delight in the beauty of the trees and shrubs, knowing it’s only a passing pleasure. 

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EAB Confirmed in York County
An emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation has been confirmed in western York County, state officials announced on Sept. 12.

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Emerald Ash Borer Now in Maine

A continuing informative series of articles about the emerald ash borer including advice, updated monthly.

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Posted in: Forest Threats
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Tree Growth Still in the Spotlight
      As I write this, many of the thorniest issues the Legislature is grappling with remain unresolved.  There has been movement of a number of issues related to woodland owners, however. 

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Putting a Battery-Powered Chainsaw to the Test

Have you ever used an electric chainsaw?  Maine Woodland Owners board member Mike Dann tried one out on his woodlot and provided feedback.

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Family donates 2,500 acres of forestland to Maine Woodland Owners
Read the complete article that appeared in the Portland Press Herald here.

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