Updated: April 12, 2023
Branching Out Winter 2023 News and Notes
The News and Notes roundup for this issue reports that an important tax resource is available for forest landowners; shares information about a new endangered species designation; notes the results of a study about wildfires and birds; and reports that a personal watercraft manufacturer is using wood in unexpected places.
Updated: December 10, 2021
Maryland’s Forest Industry Improving!
The Maryland forest industry and many partners have come together over the last few years to develop an Economic Adjustment Strategy (EAS) for countering the economic impact of recent forest industry closures and for securing the future of Maryland’s forest industry.
Updated: October 19, 2021
Maryland Residential Firewood/Wood Pellet Utilization Analysis
In order to help the forest industry to revitalize from the 2008 economic recession, this research studied the market potential of firewood and wood pellets as a home heating source. Specifically, this study seeks to identify the price at which Maryland residents would switch to wood fiber for home heating.
Updated: May 6, 2021
Maryland Forests: Past, Present & Future - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #627
For centuries, Maryland's forests have provided wood, wildlife habitat, clean water and air, aesthetic and recreational enjoyment, and many other benefits. This fact sheet briefly describes Maryland's past, present, and future forests and demonstrates that the forest is a renewable natural resource whose future can be ensured by sound forest stewardship.
Updated: April 8, 2021
Branching Out - Spring 2019
In this issue, read about the challenges facing the Maryland forestry industry, and about Marylanders being nominated for Outstanding Tree Farmers of the year. Our regular features include the "Woodland Wildlife Spotlight" and "Invasives in Your Woodland," as well as the events calendar and the Brain Tickler challenge.