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…

Barry Burgason Awarded the Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award
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Barry Burgason Awarded the Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award

Every year, Maine TREE selects a partner with the Project Learning Tree program to be recognized with the Stewardship Award.  This year, Barry Burgason, a retired wildlife biologist from Huber Resources, is being recognized with the honor. Barry has been actively involved with Maine Project Learning Tree for over 30 years serving in various capacities,…

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…

Maine TREE welcomes Tom Mullin as Maine Project Learning Tree Associate
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Maine TREE welcomes Tom Mullin as Maine Project Learning Tree Associate

Maine TREE Foundation is pleased to announce that we have brought a well-known name in forest education onto our team on an interim basis to support Project Learning Tree. Tom Mullin will serve as our Project Learning Tree Associate as we begin the search for a new team member to lead our educational efforts. He…

Keeping Maine’s Forest Receives Grant to Develop A User’s Guide to Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law

Keeping Maine’s Forest Receives Grant to Develop A User’s Guide to Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law

Keeping Maine’s Forests, a sponsored program of Maine TREE has received grant funding from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund to produce A User’s Guide to Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law. The intended audience for the Guide is landowners, town assessors and municipal officials, realtors, loggers and foresters who are key stakeholder groups that will directly benefit from the…

Maine TREE says Farewell
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Maine TREE says Farewell

On July 31st, Maine TREE celebrated the last day of Executive Director, Henry Whittemore, and Maine Project Learning Tree Coordinator, Christine Anderson-Morehouse. Henry joined Maine TREE as the Executive Director in 2018. During his two and half years at the helm, Henry worked tirelessly to build connections between the organization’s existing programs and develop exciting…

Interpretive Signs Installed at Holt Research Forest
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Interpretive Signs Installed at Holt Research Forest

Arrowsic, Maine – July 2020 – In a partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) recently installed a series of interpretive signs at its Holt Research Forest on the coastal island of Arrowsic. The signage program is the continuation of an effort to integrate the educational programming of Maine TREE into the Holt Research Forest,…

Jonathan LaBonte is Maine TREE’s new Executive Director

Jonathan LaBonte is Maine TREE’s new Executive Director

The Maine TREE Foundation (Maine TREE) is pleased to announce that Jonathan LaBonte of Auburn has been hired to join the staff as the new Executive Director effective July 1st.   LaBonte joins Maine TREE after extensive community and natural resource-based work with State Government, the Androscoggin Land Trust, and others, including three terms as Mayor…

Maine TREE’s 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Maine TREE’s 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Maine TREE Foundation marked its 30th Anniversary with a wonderful celebration on September 21, 2019!  Outdoor educational leaders at Old Town Elementary School (participants in Project Learning Tree and Forest Teachers’ Tours) kicked off the event with tours of their outdoor forest classroom, gardens, educational playground and so much more.    The party then moved…