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By Kevin Miller, BDN Staff

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A new report commissioned by the state suggests that Maine can significantly increase logging of softwood trees over the next 20 years, providing a boost to the wood products industry while still maintaining a healthy, sustainable forest.

The report, prepared by the James W. Sewall Co. in Old Town for the Department of Conservation, states that past timber harvesting practices and the spruce budworm outbreak in the 1970s and 1980s led to a large crop of spruce and fir rapidly reaching maturity from an economic standpoint.

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