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…

Loon Echo Land Trust Hosts Sebago Stewardship Hub Event

Loon Echo Land Trust Hosts Sebago Stewardship Hub Event

by Matt Markot, Executive Director, Loon Echo Land Trust Loon Echo Land Trust hosted a group of current and prospective tree farmers from around the Sebago Lake region at their American Tree Farm System Certified, Crooked River Preserve in Harrison on May 22. The group started and ended their journey at Fluvial Brewing, which was…

Forest Stewards Guild Hosts Volunteer Work Day at the Holt Research Forest

Forest Stewards Guild Hosts Volunteer Work Day at the Holt Research Forest

By Logan Johnson, Northeast Region Coordinator, Forest Stewards Guild On May 15, Forest Stewards Guild members participated in a joint service project and Guild Gathering at the Holt Research Forest. The group’s task, reestablish a research grid in the nearly 100-acre study area in the forest. The Holt Research Forest is a 350-acre research forest…

Connect with Fellow Tree Farmers in the Sebago Lake Region on May 22

Connect with Fellow Tree Farmers in the Sebago Lake Region on May 22

Tree Farmers and landowners are invited to a kick-off event on May 22 for the Sebago Stewardship Hub. This will include a tour of Loon Echo Land Trust’s CrookedRiver Forest, a recently designated Tree Farm. With American Tree Farm System support, the Maine Tree Farm Committee is seeking to engage with Tree Farmers in the…

Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour to Return for In-person in 2021
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Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour to Return for In-person in 2021

 The Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) nationally acclaimed Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours will return in 2021 for in-person programming. After transitioning to a virtual format in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic,two tours -in the Moosehead Lake and Katahdin regions- are being finalized and applications are now open. Founded in…

REGISTER: Tree Farm Inspecting Forester Training

REGISTER: Tree Farm Inspecting Forester Training

With the new American Tree Farm System’s (ATFS) Standards of Sustainability, all Maine Tree Farm Inspecting Foresters will need to participate in inspector training to begin completing inspections to the new Standards. Upcoming Training: April 23, 9 am – 12 pm The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) was founded in 1941 and is now the oldest and…