ORONO – Maine’s new forest economy was the topic at the University of Maine Wednesday.
Politicians, industry leaders, researchers, and landowners met to discuss how to build on the state’s history with new technology and a roadmap for where the state’s industry should go next.
Experts said wood is a replacement for some fossil fuel derived products.
“Well it’s building on what we have always been global leaders in and that’s pulp and paper and lumber. People forget that Bangor, Maine was once the lumber capital of the world,” said Steven Schley, the chair of the Forest Opportunity Roadmap Maine Committee.
Wednesday’s symposium was held this week for a reason, it’s Forest Products Week both here in Maine and across the country.