Logan Johnson Hired as Maine TREE Foundation’s Next Executive Director

Logan Johnson Hired as Maine TREE Foundation’s Next Executive Director

The Maine TREE Foundation (Maine TREE) is pleased to announce that Logan Johnson has been hired to join the staff as the new Executive Director, effective June 13, 2022. Johnson has been actively involved with Maine TREE since 2018 as the Tree Farm Committee coordinator, Programs & Outreach Associate, Holt Research Forest committee member, and…

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…

Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest, March 2022 – Kraske Family Tree Farm
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Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest, March 2022 – Kraske Family Tree Farm

March’s featured photos for our Maine Tree Farm 70th Anniversary photo contest were submitted by the Kraskes, highlighting the Kraske Family Tree Farm! Since 1968, Marjory Kraske (photographed below) and her late husband, David, have owned and operated this property, originally established as a dairy farm (pictured below) that closed in the early 1940s. After…

Edna Drinkwater School Students Research Climate Change Effects on Local Tree Species
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Edna Drinkwater School Students Research Climate Change Effects on Local Tree Species

This winter, a 6th-grade science class at Edna Drinkwater School (EDS) in Northport, ME, is diligently investigating the impacts of climate change on their school campus’ trees. Their research question is one that many academics and professional researchers still seek to answer, as many tree species respond very differently to disturbances and differences brought on…

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…

Maine TREE welcomes Lena Ives as Director of Education

Maine TREE welcomes Lena Ives as Director of Education

Maine TREE is excited to welcome Lena Ives as its new director of education. This position is responsible for sustaining and expanding Maine TREE’s capacity to meet the needs of schools, teachers, parents, students, and other partner organizations for environmental education programs connected to Maine’s forests. Lena graduated from the University of Connecticut with a…

Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest – Dodd Family Woodlot
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Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest – Dodd Family Woodlot

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Dodd The first month of our Maine Tree Farm photo contest has arrived! January’s winning photo was submitted by Thomas Dodd, a state-licensed forester and FAA certified drone pilot. Thomas took this aerial photo with one of his drones and enhanced it using various software. This photo highlights the Dodd Family…

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….

Appalachian Mountain Club Brings Green Jobs to Piscataquis County Classroom

Appalachian Mountain Club Brings Green Jobs to Piscataquis County Classroom

After completing a climate change unit, middle school students from Sedomocha and Piscataquis Secondary School were excited to see what they could do in their local communities. Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) Director of Maine Conservation and Land Management, Steve Tatko, joined students for a day in the life of a Forester. Students explored their school’s…