American forests absorb 13 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. These forests produce the raw materials for home builders, papermakers, sawmills, furniture makers and other activities that support valuable products and high-paying jobs. The resource does this while quietly growing year after year. Even with all the wood we use as a nation and in Maine, we have more timber volume in Maine today than we did in 1900.
Peter Triandafillou, Bangor Daily News (11/15/16)