Maine's Naturalist

Arborist Jeff Tarling joins Maine Audubon, introduces speaker series in October

When Jeff Tarling retired from his role as Portland’s Arborist in January, we were sad to see him go, but honored to have collaborated with him on many projects. Jeff worked for the city for 34 years and became well known for his passion for trees, his community engagement, and his commitment to the …

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Rescuing the American Chestnut

There are many discouraging stories when it comes to our native tree species these days: Emerald Ash Borer, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, and Beech Leaf Disease, to name a few. The story of the American Chestnut, however, has had a much more positive trajectory in recent years, mainly thanks to the work …

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