33rd Annual CLP Banquet
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33rd Annual CLP Banquet

“The program was inspiring,” said an attendee as they departed the Annual Certified Logging Professional Banquet. Maine’s Logging Community members gathered on the first Friday of December for the 33rd Annual CLP Banquet at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. The evening, centered around the community enjoying a fantastic as-always meal together, celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s class of 64 new CLPs, the 2023 CLP Loggers of the Year, and three guest speakers who provided innovative solutions to challenges we are all facing in the logging community.

Carmel Arborist & Logger Wins 2022 Game of Logging Competition

Carmel Arborist & Logger Wins 2022 Game of Logging Competition

2022 Game of Logging Winner Tyler McIntosh receiving the prize for winning the competition The 27th Game of Logging competition (GOL) was held in Greenville, Maine, on August 13th, as part of Forest Heritage Days. The huge crowd under sunny skies cheered the competitors on through the 11 events, with the winner decided with the…

It’s Never Too Early to Start: Teaching the Next Generation of Loggers

It’s Never Too Early to Start: Teaching the Next Generation of Loggers

After watching her grandson attempt to cut down apple trees and nearby utility poles with his toy chainsaw, Roberta Berry knew something had to give.  That’s when she turned to her husband Ed, a Certified Logging Professional since 1996, and asked, “why don’t you teach him the correct way to cut down a tree?”  If…

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Mechanical harvesting — The future is here

By JOE RANKIN Forests for Maine’s Future Writer You could tell where George Merrill was working by the muted growl of the machinery. We picked our way down the slope on a packed double-track carpeted with hemlock boughs stripped from the trees he was cutting.  At the end of the trail, Merrill finished limbing and…