Remembering Steve Laweryson (1951-2023)

Remembering Steve Laweryson (1951-2023)

Steve Laweryson working with CLP professionals Steve Laweryson from Solon Maine, passed on March 11th, 2023, at Togus Veterans Hospital after a short illness. After serving his country valiantly in Viet Nam, he worked in the forest products industry his entire career which spanned over 45 years.  His career started with Scott Paper/SD Warren as…

Collaborating Towards Brown Ash Resilience in Maine
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Collaborating Towards Brown Ash Resilience in Maine

Mike Parisio, Amanda Mahaffey, Tom Newell, and Tyler Everett discuss brown ash and identifying signs of emerald ash borer. Written by Gavi Mallory At the beginning of March, Maine TREE Foundation co-hosted a field tour at Carleton Pond forest, a Greater Augusta Utility District Tree Farm. The program was part of Maine’s Forest Climate Change…

Celebrating 40 Years of Holt Research Forest

Celebrating 40 Years of Holt Research Forest

Established in 1983, Holt Research Forest is celebrating 40 years of rigorous timber and ecosystem study. Written by Gavi Mallory Holt Research Forest is celebrating 40 years of long-term ecological monitoring and forestry research! In 1983, the Holt family collaborated with the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources to establish the Holt Research Forest…

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust Awarded 2023 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmer
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Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust Awarded 2023 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmer

(Left to Right) Roger Greene and Chris Johnson accept the 2023 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year award for Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust from Department of Agriculture Conservation & Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal and Maine Tree Farm Porgram Chair Jesse Duplin (photo credit: Jim Britt/Maine DACF). The Maine Tree Farm Committee is very pleased…

Maine TREE welcomes Gavi Mallory as Forest Programs Manager
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Maine TREE welcomes Gavi Mallory as Forest Programs Manager

We are excited to announce that Gavi Mallory has joined our team as Forest Programs Manager. This position promotes and strengthens forest stewardship in Maine through overseeing Maine TREE’s forest-based community programming, including coordinating the Maine Tree Farm program and serving as property steward for the Holt Research Forest.  Gavi is passionate about promoting sustainable…

Certified Logging Professionals 2022 Banquet

Certified Logging Professionals 2022 Banquet

CLP Advisory Committee Chair Bill Taylor provides a welcome address and program update The CLP program held its 32nd annual banquet on December 2, 2022. Over 85 guests attended the event at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer to recognize the logging professionals who joined the CLP program in 2022 and celebrate the three loggers of the…

Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award Renamed Anita Smith Stewardship Award
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Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award Renamed Anita Smith Stewardship Award

Maine Project Learning Tree coordinator Lena Ives (left) presents Anita Smith (right) the inaugural Anita Smith Stewardship Award With a small gathering of colleagues and friends, Anita Smith, retiring Project Learning Tree Steering Committee Chair, received the newly renamed Anita Smith Stewardship Award from Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT). The award was renamed to honor…

Forestry Field Day at Bombadil Tree Farm
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Forestry Field Day at Bombadil Tree Farm

By Jennifer Hicks, Maine Woodland Owners Maine Woodland Owners, Maine Tree Farm, along with Vince and Kathi Seiwert, hosted Forestry Field Day on Saturday, September 10th, at the Seiwert’s property, Bombadil Tree Farm in Ashland. The couple, who were awarded the 2022 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, welcomed close to 200 people to…

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…

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…