Overlooking Long Cove

Overlooking Long Cove

It’s been cold and I’ve had a seemingly never ending cold…but things are looking up. This morning Steven and I walked the railroad tracks behind Long Cove in Searsport to catch a better look at a freighter with amazing cranes on the deck. The trees aren’t budding yet but at least the branches are filled with finches and other real tweets of Spring…hee, hee.

Sacrificing a Tree to Save a Forest

Sacrificing a Tree to Save a Forest

We work closely with Maine Forest Service to steward the trees here at the Shores. Did you know that one of the most common ways that insect pests move from one region to another is through the transportation of campfire wood?
So far we haven’t seen any damage but concern over the Emerald Ash Borer pushed us to hang purple traps in the trees over the last few years. In an effort to attract the pests if they are already here, the state foresters came last Spring and girdled one of the ash closest to the beach…yesterday they cut it down and will analyze their findings within the next 30 days. Want to learn more? Click http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/forest_health/invasive_threats/index.htm