Maine TREE Awarded Maine Outdoor Heritage Grant for Holt Research Forest Project

Maine TREE Awarded Maine Outdoor Heritage Grant for Holt Research Forest Project

Following the first harvest at the Holt Research Forest in more than three decades, Maine TREE has secured a grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund to advance new research opportunities that include the impact of deer.  Through the grant and investment from the timber harvest proceeds, Maine TREE plans to erect at least four deer…

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…

Holt Research Forest Strategic Research and Management Plan
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Holt Research Forest Strategic Research and Management Plan

The HRF is the crown jewel of the ‘R’ in the Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education (TREE) Foundation.  Maine TREE acquired the 350-acre property, including buildings, in 2014 through a merger with the Holt Woodland Research Foundation with research conducted through a contract with the University of Maine. This 350-acre property in Arrowsic, Maine…

UMaine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative Builds Connections for  Scientists and Land Managers
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UMaine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative Builds Connections for Scientists and Land Managers

At the University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, a group of scientists from academia and private institutions have come together to form the Forest Climate Change Initiative (FCCI). The purpose of FCCI is to build connections among researchers, scientists, stakeholders, legislators, and the interested public on climate change issues around forests. Despite…

REGISTER: Holt Research Forest Harvest Tour
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REGISTER: Holt Research Forest Harvest Tour

Join the Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) for a research timber harvest tour at the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic on Saturday, November 7th. This harvest is the first at the Holt Research Forest since 1988, and harvest will provide researchers an opportunity to study the impact of timber harvesting on…

WEBINAR: Holt Research Forest Pre-Harvest Information Session

WEBINAR: Holt Research Forest Pre-Harvest Information Session

On Thursday, September 24th, Maine TREE hosted an informational webinar is to share information about an upcoming research timber harvest at the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic. Jack Witham, Holt Research Forest Scientist, provides background on the history of the Holt Research Forest, and Maine Licensed Forester, Barrie Brusila, gives an overview of the planned…

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Students and Others Prepare for the Next Spruce Budworm Outbreak

By Joe RankinForests for Maine’s Future Writer It’s not every educator who sees a teaching opportunity in a forest-munching nondescript brownish-gray moth. But Susan Linscott does. And not just an opportunity to inform her students, but her community as well about the spruce budworm, a cyclical pest of spruce and fir trees that is now…