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…

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…

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…

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…

It’s Never Too Early to Start: Teaching the Next Generation of Loggers
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It’s Never Too Early to Start: Teaching the Next Generation of Loggers

After watching her grandson attempt to cut down apple trees and nearby utility poles with his toy chainsaw, Roberta Berry knew something had to give.  That’s when she turned to her husband Ed, a Certified Logging Professional since 1996, and asked, “why don’t you teach him the correct way to cut down a tree?”  If…

Archive | Forests For Maine's Future

Mechanical harvesting — The future is here

By JOE RANKIN Forests for Maine’s Future Writer You could tell where George Merrill was working by the muted growl of the machinery. We picked our way down the slope on a packed double-track carpeted with hemlock boughs stripped from the trees he was cutting.  At the end of the trail, Merrill finished limbing and…