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

By Maren Granstrom So, you have a woodland and might want to manage it. What information do you need to make a sound, well-informed decision? That’s the question we started with when putting together the 26-minute film “Forestry for the Future: Sustainable Management Lessons from Maine.” More than a few topics came to mind: First,Continue reading “Forestry for the Future: A film introduces forestry to landowners with a 65-year study”

We’re Hiring: Director of Education

We are seeking a dynamic leader to serve as our Director of Education to develop and guide forest-based education programs, including its sponsorship of Project Learning Tree. The Director provides vision and leadership and effectively manages a team composed of teachers, natural resource professionals, and others to deliver those programs. Maine TREE is an independent,Continue reading “We’re Hiring: Director of Education”

Maine Project Learning Tree Volunteers Provide Workshop for Bangor Region YMCA

On Wednesday, August 26, In our first in-person public event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine TREE and Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT) volunteers provided a workshop for our new partners at the Bangor Region YMCA. Our team did a great job, and we are proud that we could provide in-person training in aContinue reading “Maine Project Learning Tree Volunteers Provide Workshop for Bangor Region YMCA”

Maine TREE welcomes Tom Mullin as Maine Project Learning Tree Associate

Maine TREE Foundation is pleased to announce that we have brought a well-known name in forest education onto our team on an interim basis to support Project Learning Tree. Tom Mullin will serve as our Project Learning Tree Associate as we begin the search for a new team member to lead our educational efforts. HeContinue reading “Maine TREE welcomes Tom Mullin as Maine Project Learning Tree Associate”

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Holt Research Forest Pre-Harvest Informational Session

We are holding an informational webinar to share information about an upcoming research timber harvest at the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic. The webinar will take place on Thursday, September 24th, from 7 PM – 8 PM. Jack Witham, Holt Research Forest Scientist, will provide background on the history of the Holt Research Forest, andContinue reading “UPCOMING WEBINAR: Holt Research Forest Pre-Harvest Informational Session”

Holt Research Forest Hosts Interns in 2020

Each year at Maine TREE’s Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic, college interns from around the globe get the opportunity to spend their summer in the forest collecting data for a catalog of over 35 years of continuous monitoring. Despite these extraordinary times, Maine TREE and Holt Research Forest hosted another group of interns in 2020.Continue reading “Holt Research Forest Hosts Interns in 2020”

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 canContinue reading “Maine Tree Farm Committee Receives Two Grant Awards”

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

50 Educators Participate in Window to the Woods

Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education’s (Maine TREE) first public online course connected over 50 teachers, land trust staff, and family landowners with an overview of Maine’s forest community. This virtual program, called “Window to the Woods,” was Maine TREE’s substitute for the ever-popular Forest of Maine’s Teachers’ Tours, which was postponed due to on-goingContinue reading “50 Educators Participate in Window to the Woods”

Maine TREE says Farewell

On July 31st, Maine TREE celebrated the last day of Executive Director, Henry Whittemore, and Maine Project Learning Tree Coordinator, Christine Anderson-Morehouse. Henry joined Maine TREE as the Executive Director in 2018. During his two and half years at the helm, Henry worked tirelessly to build connections between the organization’s existing programs and develop excitingContinue reading “Maine TREE says Farewell”