Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research Forest
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Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research Forest

During the winter of 2020 – 2021, Maine TREE completed a timber harvest at the Holt Research Forest, which opened the doors for an educational opportunity to introduce children to sustainable forest management. This summer, Maine TREE empowered the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) to host a Kids Summer Day Camp at the Holt Research…

2021 Holt Research Forest Interns
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2021 Holt Research Forest Interns

Holt Research Forest Summer 2021 Research Team (left to right): Andrew, Noah, Gia, and Jack. Each summer at the Holt Research Forest, Maine TREE funds an internship program through its research partnership with the University of Maine. This program allows enthusiastic research interns to develop valuable hands-on skills in the woods, experience what it means…

Board Member Barrie Brusila honored as Society of American Foresters District 6 Presidential Field Forester
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Board Member Barrie Brusila honored as Society of American Foresters District 6 Presidential Field Forester

Maine TREE would like to congratulate Barrie Brusila, as she was recently announced as Society of American Forester’s (SAF) 2021 Presidential Field Forester for District 6. Barrie has operated Mid-Maine Forestry since 1983 and is a highly valued member of the Maine TREE Board who has dedicated extensive time and effort to ensure the success…

Celebrating the 2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour
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Celebrating the 2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour

This July, we brought over 40 teachers from around Maine into the woods to teach them about the importance of Maine’s forests for our environment, economy, and communities. Our first tour took place in the Moosehead Lake Region (read about the first tour here). The second tour explored Maine’s Katahdin region (read about the tour…

The Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours are Back In-Person!
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The Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours are Back In-Person!

After going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine TREE hosted 21 teachers earlier this month at our first of two Teacher’s Tours.  From Sanford to Surry and from Edgecomb to Ashland, teachers from all corners of Maine took part in exploring the forests of Maine’s Moosehead Region and learning how to bring Project…

The Maine Forestry Field Day is September 12th
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The Maine Forestry Field Day is September 12th

After postponing for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maine Tree Farm Program and Maine Woodland Owners are once again co-hosting the annual celebration of the Maine Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year on Sunday, September 12th from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. For this year’s Forestry Field Day, the event will be held…

Maine TREE Welcomes Kelly French as Program and Outreach Coordinator
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Maine TREE Welcomes Kelly French as Program and Outreach Coordinator

This new position will deepen forest-based outreach statewide, including to family forest owners Maine TREE has hired Kelly French as its new Program and Outreach Coordinator. This position is responsible for sustaining and expanding the reach of Maine TREE’s forest-based community programming, including the coordination of the Maine Tree Farm Program and its more than…

Maine TREE Awarded Maine Outdoor Heritage Grant for Holt Research Forest Project

Maine TREE Awarded Maine Outdoor Heritage Grant for Holt Research Forest Project

Following the first harvest at the Holt Research Forest in more than three decades, Maine TREE has secured a grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund to advance new research opportunities that include the impact of deer.  Through the grant and investment from the timber harvest proceeds, Maine TREE plans to erect at least four deer…

2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour Underwriters Announced
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2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour Underwriters Announced

Robbins Lumber and Pleasant River Lumber Headline Growing List of Supporters Maine TREE is proud to announce that Robbins Lumber and Pleasant River Lumber, two Maine-based family-owned companies, are the lead underwriters for 2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours. The nationally acclaimed Teachers’ Tours, emulated by several other states since its creation, is entering its 24th…