ORONO, ME – DECEMBER 11: University of Maine Director of School of Forest Resources Stephen Shaler (cq) Dire stands next to a pile of Norway Spruce lumber, which will be tested with a machine which pushes the lumber to its breaking point in Orono, ME on Friday, December 11, 2015. The Norway Spruce is used widely in Europe as a building material, but has never been tested for its viability in the United States before, which has different regulations for using wood as building material. The trees, which are not native to Maine, were planted in New England and parts of Wisconsin during the Depression-era. (Photo by Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer)