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Apple to invest in Maine timberland

Dylan Martin |

Technology giant Apple is partnering with The Conservation Fund to preserve more than 32,400 acres of timberland in Aroostook County.

Pellet plant proposed in Penobscot County

A small-scale wood pellet manufacturing plant has been proposed in the northern town of Mattawamkeag, where it will have to pass voter approval.

Quebec firm buys northern lumber mill

A lumber mill that employs about 135 people in a small Aroostook County town has been purchased by wood-processing company Maibec, which is based in Quebec.

Aroostook County leads in Xmas tree sales

Aroostook County has been a leader in Christmas tree sales, not just for Maine, but the entire Northeast, according to federal data released earlier this year.

Watchdog files complaint against Plum Creek

Plum Creek Timberlands’ certification for sustainable logging practices is being challenged by an Oregon-based watchdog group seeking a nationwide investigation.

Old Town mill sale news met with optimism

This week’s announcement that Expera Specialty Solutions has reached an agreement to buy the Old Town paper mill has been met with optimism from paper industry officials and...

State official hints at possible sale of Old Town mill

A senior forest products adviser at the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development is reporting that a buyer has been found for the Old Town Fuel and Fiber mill that closed...