Andy Shultz presented the American Tree Farm System Leadership Recognition Award
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Andy Shultz presented the American Tree Farm System Leadership Recognition Award

Andy Shultz (right) is presented with an American Tree Farm System Leadership Recognition Award by former Maine Tree Farm Coordinator, Logan Johnson (left). Photo courtesy of Maine Woodland Owners  The Maine Tree Farm Committee would like to extend their utmost gratitude to Andy Shultz, former Committee Chair and long-standing Committee member, for his tireless efforts…

Forestry Field Day at Wicopy Woods
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Forestry Field Day at Wicopy Woods

Maine Tree Farm Chair, Randy Lagasse, presents Drs. Bob Seymour and Jessica Leahy the 2020 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.  SEBEC, Maine – After postponing for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maine Tree Farm Program was pleased to see the return of celebrations for the Outstanding…

CLP Logger/Forester from Rumford wins Game of Logging
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CLP Logger/Forester from Rumford wins Game of Logging

GOL Competitors and Judges photo (back row L to R) Mike Thurlow -judge, Steve Tatko-judge, John Grignon, Steve Laweryson -judge, Chris Roberts, Tyler McIntosh, Any Wood-head judge and MC, Barrett Carle-judge, John Cullen-judge. (Front row L to R) Jeremy Grignon – 3rd, Andrew Marquis-2nd, Steve Pinkham winner  GREENVILLE, Maine – It came down to the…

University of Maine Students Participate in PLT Workshop

University of Maine Students Participate in PLT Workshop

OLD TOWN, Maine – Maine TREE is always eager to support and help facilitate Project Learning Tree workshops, and we were thrilled to work with Dr. Jessica Leahy and her Environmental Interpretation class this last September. PLT Facilitators Joanne Alex and Kenny Fergusson led a professional development PLT workshop with Dr. Leahy’s class, comprised of…

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research Forest
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Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research Forest

During the winter of 2020 – 2021, Maine TREE completed a timber harvest at the Holt Research Forest, which opened the doors for an educational opportunity to introduce children to sustainable forest management. This summer, Maine TREE empowered the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) to host a Kids Summer Day Camp at the Holt Research…

2021 Holt Research Forest Interns
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2021 Holt Research Forest Interns

Holt Research Forest Summer 2021 Research Team (left to right): Andrew, Noah, Gia, and Jack. Each summer at the Holt Research Forest, Maine TREE funds an internship program through its research partnership with the University of Maine. This program allows enthusiastic research interns to develop valuable hands-on skills in the woods, experience what it means…

Board Member Barrie Brusila honored as Society of American Foresters District 6 Presidential Field Forester
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Board Member Barrie Brusila honored as Society of American Foresters District 6 Presidential Field Forester

Maine TREE would like to congratulate Barrie Brusila, as she was recently announced as Society of American Forester’s (SAF) 2021 Presidential Field Forester for District 6. Barrie has operated Mid-Maine Forestry since 1983 and is a highly valued member of the Maine TREE Board who has dedicated extensive time and effort to ensure the success…

Celebrating the 2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour
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Celebrating the 2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour

This July, we brought over 40 teachers from around Maine into the woods to teach them about the importance of Maine’s forests for our environment, economy, and communities. Our first tour took place in the Moosehead Lake Region (read about the first tour here). The second tour explored Maine’s Katahdin region (read about the tour…

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…