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…

REGISTER: Tree Farm Inspecting Forester Training

REGISTER: Tree Farm Inspecting Forester Training

With the new American Tree Farm System’s (ATFS) Standards of Sustainability, all Maine Tree Farm Inspecting Foresters will need to participate in inspector training to begin completing inspections to the new Standards. Upcoming Training: April 23, 9 am – 12 pm The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) was founded in 1941 and is now the oldest and…

Forestry for the Future: A film introduces forestry to landowners with a 65-year study

Forestry for the Future: A film introduces forestry to landowners with a 65-year study

By Maren Granstrom *Editor’s note: Forester Maren Granstrom voluntarily submitted this article to Forests for Maine’s Future and Maine TREE to highlight the “Forestry for the Future” video she produced as part of her Master’s of Science work at the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources. Maine TREE claims no ownership of the video and…

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Forest Management in the big city

A thinned white pine stand photo courtesy of City of PortlandTwo years ago, logging crews spent the first three months thinning the woods surrounding Riverside Golf Course along the Presumpscot River. Not unusual, this is Maine, after all, the most forested state in the country. But it is noteworthy because it occurred in Maine’s largest…

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Urban Forests — More Important Now Than Ever

By JOE RANKIN Forests for Maine’s Future writer It’s perhaps fitting that the largest city in the most forested state in the nation should be nicknamed the Forest City. Of course, when Portland acquired that sobriquet, back in the 1800s, Maine and New England had a lot less forest. Portland has thousands of trees. Large…

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Good reviews for online forestry program

Woodland Steward Program’s creators ponder how to boost enrollment By Joe Rankin Forests for Maine’s Future writer Cory Gardiner’s woodlot in Woolwich has been in the family for 90 years. Larry Beauregard has owned his woodland in Old Town since 1980. And Julie Foyt’s 40 acres of woods in Monmouth became hers only year before…

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Prentiss & Carlisle: a proud history of forest stewardship

Fresh from the Woods Prentiss & Carlisle president Donald White, left, Gov. John Baldacci, and P&C Chairman David Carlisle show off the Austin Wilkins Award plaque, carved of prime cherry wood. (Photo by Joe Rankin) Prentiss & Carlisle: a proud history of forest stewardship By Joe Rankin  When it comes to good timberland management, spreadsheets…