Mike St. Peter Receives Abby Holman Public Service Award
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Mike St. Peter Receives Abby Holman Public Service Award

Mike St. Peter, the primary safety instructor for Maine TREE’s Certified Logging Professional program, received the Maine Forest Products Council Abby Holman Public Service Award on Monday, September 19, 2022, at the Council’s annual meeting. The award is presented to an individual for outstanding service and demonstrated passion, loyalty, and dedication to Maine’s forest products industry…

Carmel Arborist & Logger Wins 2022 Game of Logging Competition

Carmel Arborist & Logger Wins 2022 Game of Logging Competition

2022 Game of Logging Winner Tyler McIntosh receiving the prize for winning the competition The 27th Game of Logging competition (GOL) was held in Greenville, Maine, on August 13th, as part of Forest Heritage Days. The huge crowd under sunny skies cheered the competitors on through the 11 events, with the winner decided with the…

Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour –  Carrabassett Valley Region

Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour – Carrabassett Valley Region

Our first Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour of 2022 began on July 12 at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel. Seventeen educators from throughout Maine joined us for an immersive four-day tour led by Maine TREE’s Executive Director Logan Johnson, Director of Education Lena Ives, and Project Learning Tree (PLT) Facilitator Lindsay Strout. We spent the first…

Certified Logging Professional’s 2022 Spring Training Season

Certified Logging Professional’s 2022 Spring Training Season

Steve Laweryson providing conventional loggers information for the recertification session held at the University of Maine Forest in May. The Certified Logging Professional Program completed a successful Spring training season. Through 10 in-person and six virtual sessions, we recertified 262 loggers this Spring. In addition, three Initial Certification classes were held in Skowhegan, Lincoln, and Fort Kent…

2021 CLP Loggers of the Year
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2021 CLP Loggers of the Year

Kirby McCarthy – 2021 CLP Conventional Logger of the Year Recognition in this business doesn’t just fall from the trees. You must earn it. The nominees were submitted for the awards by fellow employees, employers, foresters, and landowners. The winners were chosen by a panel of industry stakeholders, and all must meet and exceed in…

We’re Hiring: Executive Director

We’re Hiring: Executive Director

AUGUSTA, Maine, February 2022 – Maine TREE Foundation, an Augusta-based non-profitfocused on environmental education, announces the search for a new executive director. This vital organization educates and advocates for the sustainable use of the forest, and theecological, economic, and social health of Maine’s forest community. Now in its 33 rd year, Maine TREE is the sponsor of…

Mike Thurlow’s Team – Do Their Job!

Mike Thurlow’s Team – Do Their Job!

(Left to Right) Jan Santerre, Mike Thurlow, Teri Coolong, & Andy Wood It was a sunny, breezy, and cold day with wind chill in single digits for the December 4, 2021, Millinocket Marathon. The conditions did not faze Mike Thurlow, CLP logger from Lee Maine, and his team from joining 1,500 additional runners. Everyone was…

Logger Profile: Walter “Buzz” Qualey Jr.

Logger Profile: Walter “Buzz” Qualey Jr.

Buzz Qualey on KFM logging site near Millinocket Certified Logging Professional conventional logger since 1994, Walter “Buzz” Qualey Jr. is 64 years young and has worked in Maine’s forest products industry since the age of seventeen. Being from the small Aroostook County town of Benedicta, you either worked on the farm or in the woods….