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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Maine Tree Farm Committee Receives Two Grant Awards

Maine Tree Farm Committee Receives Two Grant Awards

The American Tree Farm System has awarded the Maine Tree Farm Committee two $10,000 Outcome-Based Grant Awards. Each of the grants will support the development of two community-building projects, a Peer Ambassador Network and Tree Farm Family Forest Stewardship Hubs. The Peer Ambassador Network’s goal is to develop a network of Tree Farmers who can…

Keeping Maine’s Forest Receives Grant to Develop A User’s Guide to Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law

Keeping Maine’s Forest Receives Grant to Develop A User’s Guide to Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law

Keeping Maine’s Forests, a sponsored program of Maine TREE has received grant funding from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund to produce A User’s Guide to Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law. The intended audience for the Guide is landowners, town assessors and municipal officials, realtors, loggers and foresters who are key stakeholder groups that will directly benefit from the…