Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education (Maine TREE), founded in 1989 by a group of dedicated timberland owners, forest products producers, tree farmers, and others interested in the Maine forest, is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization based in Augusta, Maine.
Our Mission is to educate and advocate for the sustainable use of the forest and the ecological, economic, and social health of Maine’s forest community.
We realize our mission through research and education programs for schools, government, media, and the general public. Our partnerships with forest community members support programs for forest owners, woods workers, and recreational users.
Our Vision is that the public values and supports Maine’s healthy forest ecosystems, forest professionals, scientific forest management, and sound public policies that sustain Maine’s forest-dependent people and communities.
Board of Directors
Ethan Bessey, President, Hinckley, ED Bessey & Son
Peter Carrier, Treasurer, Skowhegan, Carrier Chipping
Beth Cushman, Pownal, Maine Custom Woodlands
Julie Davenport, Norridgewock, Maine Forest Service
Charles Hall, Albion, SAPPI Fine Paper, NA
Alexander Ingraham, Hampden, Pingree Associates
Keith Kanoti, Old Town, University of Maine
Ken Laustsen, Oakland
Kathryn Manende, Alfred, Central Maine Power
Toby Pineo, Hampden, A&A Brochu
Jonathan Pottle, Vice-President, Bangor, Eaton Peabody
Pat Sirois, Litchfield, Maine SFI-SIC
Brian Souers, Lincoln, Treeline
Jacob Vainio, Auburn, Farm Credit East