Holt Research Forest Strategic Research and Management Plan
Holt Research Forest | Updates

Holt Research Forest Strategic Research and Management Plan

The HRF is the crown jewel of the ‘R’ in the Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education (TREE) Foundation.  Maine TREE acquired the 350-acre property, including buildings, in 2014 through a merger with the Holt Woodland Research Foundation with research conducted through a contract with the University of Maine. This 350-acre property in Arrowsic, Maine…

REGISTER: Tree Farm National Leadership Conference and Landowner Convention
Maine Tree Farm | Updates

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…

American Tree Farm System Launches New Standards of Sustainability
Maine Tree Farm | Updates

American Tree Farm System Launches New Standards of Sustainability

As many in the Maine Tree Farm community have noticed, the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) has announced the 2021 Standards of Sustainability. According to ATFS, the new Standards “were approved by AFF’s Board of Trustees on November 11th, 2020, and enacted January 1, 2021. These new Standards, which serve as the basis of the American…

Updates from Our Certified Logging Professionals Program
Certified Logging Professional | Updates

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…

Maine TREE Welcomes Jessie Rack as New Director of Education
Project Learning Tree | Updates

Maine TREE Welcomes Jessie Rack as New Director of Education

We at Maine TREE are excited to announce Jessie Rack’s hiring as our new Director of Education.  This position is responsible for sustaining and expanding Maine TREE’s capacity to meet the needs of schools, teachers, parents, students, and other partner organizations for environmental education programs connected to Maine’s forests.  In her most recent role, Jessie coordinated the University…

Video: Introducing “Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers” Educators Guide
Events | Project Learning Tree | Updates | Workshops

Video: Introducing “Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers” Educators Guide

This introductory video for educators, guidance counselors, and school leaders, hear from Maine TREE and its award-winning Project Learning Tree program about the newest curriculum module, Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers.  The Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers unit includes four hands-on, NGSS aligned, instructional activities to help youth research forestry jobs, and practice managing and monitoring forest resources. It…

In Memoriam
Certified Logging Professional | Updates

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…

UMaine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative Builds Connections for  Scientists and Land Managers
Forests For Maine's Future | Updates

UMaine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative Builds Connections for Scientists and Land Managers

At the University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, a group of scientists from academia and private institutions have come together to form the Forest Climate Change Initiative (FCCI). The purpose of FCCI is to build connections among researchers, scientists, stakeholders, legislators, and the interested public on climate change issues around forests. Despite…

Harvest Tour Held at Holt Research Forest
Certified Logging Professional | Events | Holt Research Forest | Updates

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
Certified Logging Professional | Events | Updates

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…