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…

CLP Recertification Training – March 26, 2021
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CLP Recertification Training – March 26, 2021

Join the Certified Logging Professional program for an online logger recertification training on Friday, March 26, 2021, from 2 PM to 4:30 PM. During this training, you will hear a program introduction and update from Mike St. Peter, gain knowledge from the Maine Forest Service, learn safety hot topics from MEMIC and Acadia Insurance, and get a market trend…

Connecting Maine Youth to Forest-based Careers
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Connecting Maine Youth to Forest-based Careers

At Maine TREE, we are ready to help teachers, and other organizational leaders, engage with middle and high school students to explore forest-based career options through several hands-on activities.  Those activities are part of the Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers module of Project Learning Tree.  If you are interested in learning more about this guide, or even trying the personality…

Updates from Our Certified Logging Professionals Program
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Updates from Our Certified Logging Professionals Program

For the 16th straight year, contractors in the CLP mechanical category will pay less for workers’ compensation rates. The CLP mechanical rate for new and renewal policies through April 2021 will be 49 percent less than non-certified workers. Maine’s rate for mechanical logging the lowest in the nation, saving the industry millions of dollars over time. The…

WATCH: A Harvest at the Holt
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WATCH: A Harvest at the Holt

In the fall of 2020, a harvest occurred at our Holt Research Forest, a Tree Farm in Arrowsic, Maine. In this video, you will hear from Maine TREE Executive Director Jonathan LaBonte and Holt Research Forest Scientist Jack Witham about the history of Maine TREE and the Holt Research Forest and the research opportunities this…

2020 CLP Loggers of the Year
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2020 CLP Loggers of the Year

Each year, Maine TREE’s Certified Logging Professionals program honors three loggers for promoting excellence in Maine’s logging profession. The Loggers of the Year are nominated for the award by fellow employees, employers, foresters, and other stakeholders in the forest products industry. The three categories for Outstanding Loggers of the Year are Conventional, Mechanical, and Contractor/Supervisor….

In Memoriam
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In Memoriam

The Certified Logging Professionals (CLP), a program of Maine TREE, is sad to report the recent passing of Erik Carlson of Edgecomb, owner of C and L Forestry.  Erik was a graduate of the University of Maine and had a career full service across Maine’s forest community.  We are grateful for his service as the…

Harvest Tour Held at Holt Research Forest
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Harvest Tour Held at Holt Research Forest

ARROWSIC, Maine – Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education (Maine TREE) hosted tours at their Holt Research Forest on Saturday, November 7, 2020, to exhibit an ongoing timber harvest. Thirty participants heard from consulting forester Barrie Brusila, harvest loggers Will and Don Cole of Trees, Ltd., and longtime UMaine Research Scientist Jack Witham about the…

REGISTER: Certified Logging Professionals Virtual Banquet
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REGISTER: Certified Logging Professionals Virtual Banquet

Join Maine TREE’s Certified Logging Professional Program for a virtual banquet on December 4th at 4 PM to recognize CLP’s class of 2020 and celebrate the 2020 Logger of the Year! Door prizes, including a chainsaw, will be awarded to selected attendees, but you must attend the entire program to be eligible. Use the button…

Nominate a Logger for CLP’s Logger of the Year Award
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Nominate a Logger for CLP’s Logger of the Year Award

The Certified Logging Professionals (CLP) is accepting nominations for the annual Logger of the Year Awards.  While the CLP banquet itself will take place virtually, the program is still committed to recognizing and promoting excellence in the logging profession in Maine. You can find an online version of the nomination form for each of the…