- Cooper, Clarke
Holt Research Forest
The Holt Research Forest (http://umaine.edu/holtresearchforest/) is the location of a longterm ecological research project in Arrowsic, Maine overseen by the University of Maine and the Maine Tree Foundation, originally comprising two former farms joined to create a 120 hectare parcel of oldfield and woodlot. The now totally forested site is primarily of the oakpine type, with a landuse history typical of midcoast Maine. Because of the high development pressure in this region the Holt family's gift provided an invaluable opportunity to model and study the forestry practiced by smalllot owners, which is very different from the production silviculture typical of the northern part of the state.