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School of Forest Resources, University of Maine

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Orono, ME

Abstract/ Summary

Imagine your local food pantry. Replace the food with firewood and you have programs known as wood banks. Like a food pantry, wood banks are programs that aim to help community members with life essentials by supplying firewood at little to no cost to those in need that rely on firewood as a heating source. As straightforward and tangible as these centers sound, as of 2014 only about a dozen wood banks are clearly recognized across the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with only a handful consistently active in Maine. There may be many more wood banks that exist but are not advertised or labeled as a wood bank. —From p. 5


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