Daigneault discusses wood pellet fuel, forest management with BDN

Adam Daigneault spoke with the Bangor Daily News about how harvesting more biomass for wood pellet fuel for heating would affect forest health and management. “Basically, the state of Maine’s forests is that the forests are overstocked or overcrowded,” said Daigneault, University of Maine E.L. Giddings Associate Professor of Forest Policy and Economics. “That’s leaving trees to outcompete each other and the forests aren’t as healthy or growing as fast as they could. If some of those forests were managed in a way that the biomass is removed or freed up, it would allow opportunities for the trees to grow faster. That would increase the rate of carbon sequestration.”