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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

We’re Hiring: Programs & Outreach Coordinator
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We’re Hiring: Programs & Outreach Coordinator

Maine TREE seeks a dynamic leader to serve as its Program and Outreach Coordinator to guide forest-based outreach programs, including as Coordinator of its sponsored Maine Tree Farm program. The  Coordinator provides direct program activities and effectively manages a volunteer team composed of natural resource professionals and others to deliver those programs.  The Outreach and…

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…

REGISTER: Tree Farm National Leadership Conference and Landowner Convention
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REGISTER: Tree Farm National Leadership Conference and Landowner Convention

The American Forest Foundation(AFF) is inviting family forest landowners and foresters from across the country to join their 2021 National Leadership Conference and Inaugural Landowner Convention from February 23-25. According to AFF: “The [National Leadership Conference] has historically been an annual event for volunteers and leaders from the American Tree Farm System (ATFS). In later…