The Maine Forestry Field Day is September 12th
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The Maine Forestry Field Day is September 12th

After postponing for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maine Tree Farm Program and Maine Woodland Owners are once again co-hosting the annual celebration of the Maine Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year on Sunday, September 12th from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. For this year’s Forestry Field Day, the event will be held…

Maine TREE Welcomes Kelly French as Program and Outreach Coordinator
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Maine TREE Welcomes Kelly French as Program and Outreach Coordinator

This new position will deepen forest-based outreach statewide, including to family forest owners Maine TREE has hired Kelly French as its new Program and Outreach Coordinator. This position is responsible for sustaining and expanding the reach of Maine TREE’s forest-based community programming, including the coordination of the Maine Tree Farm Program and its more than…

Loon Echo Land Trust Hosts Sebago Stewardship Hub Event

Loon Echo Land Trust Hosts Sebago Stewardship Hub Event

by Matt Markot, Executive Director, Loon Echo Land Trust Loon Echo Land Trust hosted a group of current and prospective tree farmers from around the Sebago Lake region at their American Tree Farm System Certified, Crooked River Preserve in Harrison on May 22. The group started and ended their journey at Fluvial Brewing, which was…

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…

We’re Hiring: Programs & Outreach Coordinator
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We’re Hiring: Programs & Outreach Coordinator

Maine TREE seeks a dynamic leader to serve as its Program and Outreach Coordinator to guide forest-based outreach programs, including as Coordinator of its sponsored Maine Tree Farm program. The  Coordinator provides direct program activities and effectively manages a volunteer team composed of natural resource professionals and others to deliver those programs.  The Outreach and…

Celebrating Don Winslow’s 47 Years of Tree Farm Service
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Celebrating Don Winslow’s 47 Years of Tree Farm Service

Don Winslow, the long-time York County Tree Farm Chair, recently retired from his post after 47 years of service in the Maine Tree Farm Program. Don graduated with a forestry degree from the University of Maine in 1973. Right out of school, Don went to work as a forester for the Maine Forest Service, where…

REGISTER: Tree Farm National Leadership Conference and Landowner Convention
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REGISTER: Tree Farm National Leadership Conference and Landowner Convention

The American Forest Foundation(AFF) is inviting family forest landowners and foresters from across the country to join their 2021 National Leadership Conference and Inaugural Landowner Convention from February 23-25. According to AFF: “The [National Leadership Conference] has historically been an annual event for volunteers and leaders from the American Tree Farm System (ATFS). In later…

American Tree Farm System Launches New Standards of Sustainability
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American Tree Farm System Launches New Standards of Sustainability

As many in the Maine Tree Farm community have noticed, the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) has announced the 2021 Standards of Sustainability. According to ATFS, the new Standards “were approved by AFF’s Board of Trustees on November 11th, 2020, and enacted January 1, 2021. These new Standards, which serve as the basis of the American…

WATCH: A Harvest at the Holt
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WATCH: A Harvest at the Holt

In the fall of 2020, a harvest occurred at our Holt Research Forest, a Tree Farm in Arrowsic, Maine. In this video, you will hear from Maine TREE Executive Director Jonathan LaBonte and Holt Research Forest Scientist Jack Witham about the history of Maine TREE and the Holt Research Forest and the research opportunities this…