The Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours are Back In-Person!
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The Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours are Back In-Person!

After going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine TREE hosted 21 teachers earlier this month at our first of two Teacher’s Tours.  From Sanford to Surry and from Edgecomb to Ashland, teachers from all corners of Maine took part in exploring the forests of Maine’s Moosehead Region and learning how to bring Project…

Maine Forestry Field Day Planned for September 12th
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Maine Forestry Field Day Planned for 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…

Forest Stewards Guild Hosts Volunteer Work Day at the Holt Research Forest

Forest Stewards Guild Hosts Volunteer Work Day at the Holt Research Forest

By Logan Johnson, Northeast Region Coordinator, Forest Stewards Guild On May 15, Forest Stewards Guild members participated in a joint service project and Guild Gathering at the Holt Research Forest. The group’s task, reestablish a research grid in the nearly 100-acre study area in the forest. The Holt Research Forest is a 350-acre research forest…

WATCH: A Harvest at the Holt
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WATCH: A Harvest at the Holt

In the fall of 2020, a harvest occurred at our Holt Research Forest, a Tree Farm in Arrowsic, Maine. In this video, you will hear from Maine TREE Executive Director Jonathan LaBonte and Holt Research Forest Scientist Jack Witham about the history of Maine TREE and the Holt Research Forest and the research opportunities this…

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…

Forests For Maine’s Future Celebrates a Decade of Storytelling

Forests For Maine’s Future Celebrates a Decade of Storytelling

By Logan Johnson Forests for Maine’s Future (FMF) began in October of 2010 by publishing 18 stories to FMF’s “Fresh from the Woods Archive.” Since then, we’ve published over 100 articles that tell stories from the Maine Woods. Topics range from forest ecology all the way to the communities that depend on forests and everywhere…

Forestry for the Future: A film introduces forestry to landowners with a 65-year study

Forestry for the Future: A film introduces forestry to landowners with a 65-year study

By Maren Granstrom *Editor’s note: Forester Maren Granstrom voluntarily submitted this article to Forests for Maine’s Future and Maine TREE to highlight the “Forestry for the Future” video she produced as part of her Master’s of Science work at the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources. Maine TREE claims no ownership of the video and…

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…

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Alan Hutchinson: A Legacy of Forest Landscape

Alan Hutchinson was always thinking. Thinking about ways to approach things differently, to bring people together, to untangle complicated problems. All with an overriding goal: to protect Maine’s North Woods for future generations. Karin Tilberg, his deputy director at the Forest Society of Maine, remembers how they would often work together on a particularly knotty…

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SFI Project Volunteers Build Two Playhouses for 2017 Make-A-Wish Foundation Recipients

The Maine forest industry’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative has helped out on a lot of community projects over the past decade or so. They’ve provided materials to build Habitat for Humanity homes, provided materials for buildings at Pine Tree Camp for people with disabilities, built fish-friendly ice shacks to raise money to improve fish passage on…