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In any brief period, the acreage of forest in Maine changes extremely slowly. Yet over the time since settlement, its forest area has changed a great deal indeed. A summary of estimates of the state’s forest area in the past may be of interest to naturalists and historians. This publication provides a brief summary of such estimates for years between 1600 and 1995, with cautions as to their limitations.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
forest area; Maine
Forest Biology | Forest Management
Irland, L.C. 1998. Maine's forest area, 1660-1995: Review of available estimates. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Miscellaneous Publication 736.