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Touring the Hancock Land Company Sustainable Forestry Operation
Project: Modern Colonial, Episode 21, Part 2
- Part 1: Sanding Wood Floors
- Part 2: Touring the Hancock Land Company Sustainable Forestry Operation
- Bob visits Casco, ME to learn more about the Hancock Land Company's sustainable forestry operation. Patrick Moore from Greenspirit Enterprises joins Bob to explain how the forests of New England have benefited from this process.
In the last 100 years, Maine's landscape has changed dramatically. Previously, much of the land had been continuously cleared for farmland. After the Civil War, many farmers who had left for the war decided to resettle on more fertile soil in the Midwest, so the farms of Maine and New England were simply abandoned. As a result, many of the forests grew back naturally. Currently, the forests are similar to what they were a century ago, with 25% more trees.
- Part 3: Finishing a Wood Floor
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