2021 CLP Loggers of the Year
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2021 CLP Loggers of the Year

Kirby McCarthy – 2021 CLP Conventional Logger of the Year Recognition in this business doesn’t just fall from the trees. You must earn it. The nominees were submitted for the awards by fellow employees, employers, foresters, and landowners. The winners were chosen by a panel of industry stakeholders, and all must meet and exceed in…

Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest, March 2022 – Kraske Family Tree Farm
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Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest, March 2022 – Kraske Family Tree Farm

March’s featured photos for our Maine Tree Farm 70th Anniversary photo contest were submitted by the Kraskes, highlighting the Kraske Family Tree Farm! Since 1968, Marjory Kraske (photographed below) and her late husband, David, have owned and operated this property, originally established as a dairy farm (pictured below) that closed in the early 1940s. After…

Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest – Dodd Family Woodlot
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Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest – Dodd Family Woodlot

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Dodd The first month of our Maine Tree Farm photo contest has arrived! January’s winning photo was submitted by Thomas Dodd, a state-licensed forester and FAA certified drone pilot. Thomas took this aerial photo with one of his drones and enhanced it using various software. This photo highlights the Dodd Family…

2022 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year: Vince & Kathi Seiwert of Bombadil Tree Farm
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2022 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year: Vince & Kathi Seiwert of Bombadil Tree Farm

Each year, the Maine Tree Farm Program recognizes the superior stewardship of its members through the annual Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year recognition program. This winter, the Maine Tree Farm Committee is thrilled to recognize the 2022 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year – Vincent and Kathi Seiwert. Vince and Kathi are the…

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust awarded 2022 Hancock County Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year
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Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust awarded 2022 Hancock County Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year

Aerial photo of woodcock habitat cuts at Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust. Photo courtesy of Landon Fake, Executive Director of GPMCT. The Maine Tree Farm Committee is proud to announce that Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust has been selected as the Hancock County 2022 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. The award selection committee met…

Andy Shultz presented the American Tree Farm System Leadership Recognition Award
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Andy Shultz presented the American Tree Farm System Leadership Recognition Award

Andy Shultz (right) is presented with an American Tree Farm System Leadership Recognition Award by former Maine Tree Farm Coordinator, Logan Johnson (left). Photo courtesy of Maine Woodland Owners  The Maine Tree Farm Committee would like to extend their utmost gratitude to Andy Shultz, former Committee Chair and long-standing Committee member, for his tireless efforts…

Forestry Field Day at Wicopy Woods
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Forestry Field Day at Wicopy Woods

Maine Tree Farm Chair, Randy Lagasse, presents Drs. Bob Seymour and Jessica Leahy the 2020 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.  SEBEC, Maine – After postponing for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maine Tree Farm Program was pleased to see the return of celebrations for the Outstanding…

CLP Logger/Forester from Rumford wins Game of Logging
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CLP Logger/Forester from Rumford wins Game of Logging

GOL Competitors and Judges photo (back row L to R) Mike Thurlow -judge, Steve Tatko-judge, John Grignon, Steve Laweryson -judge, Chris Roberts, Tyler McIntosh, Any Wood-head judge and MC, Barrett Carle-judge, John Cullen-judge. (Front row L to R) Jeremy Grignon – 3rd, Andrew Marquis-2nd, Steve Pinkham winner  GREENVILLE, Maine – It came down to the…

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 Don Winslow’s 47 Years of Tree Farm Service
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Celebrating Don Winslow’s 47 Years of Tree Farm Service

Don Winslow, the long-time York County Tree Farm Chair, recently retired from his post after 47 years of service in the Maine Tree Farm Program. Don graduated with a forestry degree from the University of Maine in 1973. Right out of school, Don went to work as a forester for the Maine Forest Service, where…