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…

Event: Managing Your Woodlot with Wildlife in Mind
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Event: Managing Your Woodlot with Wildlife in Mind

Beauregard Woodlands Old Town, Maine Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Co-Sponsored by Maine Woodland Owners, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Maine Tree Farm. Join Chuck Hulsey, Wildlife Resource Supervisor, and others for a field tour of Beauregard Woodlands.  We will present a number of silviculture practices that help…

Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest, March 2022 – Kraske Family Tree Farm
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Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest, March 2022 – Kraske Family Tree Farm

March’s featured photos for our Maine Tree Farm 70th Anniversary photo contest were submitted by the Kraskes, highlighting the Kraske Family Tree Farm! Since 1968, Marjory Kraske (photographed below) and her late husband, David, have owned and operated this property, originally established as a dairy farm (pictured below) that closed in the early 1940s. After…

We’re Hiring: Executive Director

We’re Hiring: Executive Director

AUGUSTA, Maine, February 2022 – Maine TREE Foundation, an Augusta-based non-profitfocused on environmental education, announces the search for a new executive director. This vital organization educates and advocates for the sustainable use of the forest, and theecological, economic, and social health of Maine’s forest community. Now in its 33 rd year, Maine TREE is the sponsor of…

Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest – Dodd Family Woodlot
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Maine Tree Farm Photo Contest – Dodd Family Woodlot

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Dodd The first month of our Maine Tree Farm photo contest has arrived! January’s winning photo was submitted by Thomas Dodd, a state-licensed forester and FAA certified drone pilot. Thomas took this aerial photo with one of his drones and enhanced it using various software. This photo highlights the Dodd Family…

2022 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year: Vince & Kathi Seiwert of Bombadil Tree Farm
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2022 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year: Vince & Kathi Seiwert of Bombadil Tree Farm

Each year, the Maine Tree Farm Program recognizes the superior stewardship of its members through the annual Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year recognition program. This winter, the Maine Tree Farm Committee is thrilled to recognize the 2022 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year – Vincent and Kathi Seiwert. Vince and Kathi are the…

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust awarded 2022 Hancock County Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year
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Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust awarded 2022 Hancock County Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year

Aerial photo of woodcock habitat cuts at Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust. Photo courtesy of Landon Fake, Executive Director of GPMCT. The Maine Tree Farm Committee is proud to announce that Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust has been selected as the Hancock County 2022 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. The award selection committee met…

FCCI Webinar and Tour Session at Holt Research Forest

FCCI Webinar and Tour Session at Holt Research Forest

One of the numerous benefits of owning Holt Research Forest (HRF) is the abundance of outreach and educational opportunities Maine TREE hosts on the property. There is no more perfect time to take to the woods than the early winter. Ticks are hibernating, mosquitoes are nowhere to be found, the mud is frozen, and the…