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<i>Maple tapping in the early spring</i>, butternut, Tom Cote. Photo:  Todd Moe
Maple tapping in the early spring, butternut, Tom Cote. Photo: Todd Moe

Artists who look to the forest for ideas, inspiration

Considered America's oldest working woodlands, the Northern Forest -- stretching from the Tug Hill through the Adirondacks to the coast of Maine -- is also home to a remarkable range of traditional artists. This month, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, opened a new exhibit that features art from among the trees.

TAUNY executive director Jill Breit says the concept behind Artists of the Forest is to showcase how artists are using the resources that are growing around them in the woods. The pieces featured in the show come from northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.  Go to full article
Forest Pathologist Dale Bergdahl is an expert in the butternut tree and the canker that's killing the species<br />Photo by Jane Lindholm
Forest Pathologist Dale Bergdahl is an expert in the butternut tree and the canker that's killing the species
Photo by Jane Lindholm

Researchers hope for a "super" butternut tree

Butternut trees are dying across the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada. A fungus is killing the big trees much like Dutch elm disease killed American elms over the last century. And just as scientists are producing resistant elms, butternut researchers hope they'll be able to produce a "super" butternut that will fight off the canker killing the old native trees.
VPR's Jane Lindholm, as Part of NPR's Local News Initiative and collaborative environmental reporting among public radio stations in the northeast, has the story.  Go to full article

NE economic plan gets boost in House

A proposed commission charged with boosting the economies of the Northeast border region has taken a step forward in Congress. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
photo: NFCT website
photo: NFCT website

Four-State Canoe Trail Celebrates a New Beginning

A 740-mile water trail that connects four states in the Northeast gets a fresh start Saturday as volunteers celebrate a five-year effort to mark and map it. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark a new beginning for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which winds north from Old Forge to Maine. On National Trails Day, June 3rd, volunteers involved in revitalizing the historic canoe route will celebrate in the Adirondacks, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec. Parties are planned in Saranac Lake; Newport, Vermont; Groveton, New Hampshire and Greenville, Maine. Kate Williams, Executive Director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

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