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…

Remembering Sherry Huber

Remembering Sherry Huber

The state of Maine and the forest products community lost a giant with the passing of Sherry Huber on June 4, 2022. For over 20 years, as Maine TREE’s Executive Director, Sherry was instrumental in growing the organization to what it is today, including developing the annual Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours.  Beyond Maine TREE,…

Arbor Week Celebration & Awards Ceremony
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Arbor Week Celebration & Awards Ceremony

Vince Seiwert accepting the Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Award from State Forester Patty Cormier (photo courtesy of Jim Britt/Maine Forest Service) From May 15th through May 21st, members of Maine’s forest community came together to celebrate Arbor Week. Since 1978, the third week of May has been designated to this celebration of the…

LD 1902: A Resolve To Establish a Pilot Program To Encourage Climate Education in Maine Public Schools

LD 1902: A Resolve To Establish a Pilot Program To Encourage Climate Education in Maine Public Schools

Since 2020, the Nature Based Education Consortium’s (NBEC) Climate Education (Advocacy Working Group has been committed to expanding the access to outdoor and environmental learning for all of Maine’s students. One of their early successes came in the inclusion of climate education in the Maine Climate Council Climate Action Plan. To create a state of…