Oregon is Terribly Beautiful

Oregon is Terribly Beautiful

Each year we go to a lot of conferences, and invariably the ASCA conference properly caps things off. Generalizing, the ASCA people are really engaged in pushing the science of arboriculture. They are more interested in taking down and using more data. They’re...
Cooper’s Hawks Update 6: Empty Nest

Cooper’s Hawks Update 6: Empty Nest

It has now been more than a week since we last saw the Cooper’s hawk fledglings. Weather intervened, taking a few days off of our camera regimen, and then the loon project stole our attention. But five days ago, three days ago and again today, I took a camera...
Dawn at the Loon Nest Site: Timelapse

Dawn at the Loon Nest Site: Timelapse

With the Forest Metrix cameras trained on the loon nest and its environs, we get to see the foggy transformation from night to day and couldn’t resist processing the images into a timelapse. Note the lily pad flowers at the bottom of the screen opening up at the...
Cooper’s Hawks Update 5: Flight!

Cooper’s Hawks Update 5: Flight!

Yesterday was day 31 of the Cooper’s hawks’ first hatching. A lot has happened in the past 7 days, since the last update. As I suspected, soon after the last update, they fledged. I was up in the tree when I believe it first happened, although it could be that this...

Job posting for UMaine

UMaine is recruiting to fill a new Forestry Professor position at a branch campus in northern Maine.   This would be a great opportunity for a recent forestry graduate with a MS or PhD.  It is a full-time 12 month appointment with 50% teaching and 50% research...