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”

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”

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”

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”

Interpretive Signs Installed at Holt Research Forest

Arrowsic, Maine – July 2020 – In a partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) recently installed a series of interpretive signs at its Holt Research Forest on the coastal island of Arrowsic. The signage program is the continuation of an effort to integrate the educational programming of Maine TREE into the Holt Research Forest,Continue reading “Interpretive Signs Installed at Holt Research Forest”

Jonathan LaBonte is Maine TREE’s new Executive Director

The Maine TREE Foundation (Maine TREE) is pleased to announce that Jonathan LaBonte of Auburn has been hired to join the staff as the new Executive Director effective July 1st.   LaBonte joins Maine TREE after extensive community and natural resource-based work with State Government, the Androscoggin Land Trust, and others, including three terms as MayorContinue reading “Jonathan LaBonte is Maine TREE’s new Executive Director”

Maine TREE’s 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Maine TREE Foundation marked its 30th Anniversary with a wonderful celebration on September 21, 2019!  Outdoor educational leaders at Old Town Elementary School (participants in Project Learning Tree and Forest Teachers’ Tours) kicked off the event with tours of their outdoor forest classroom, gardens, educational playground and so much more.    The party then movedContinue reading “Maine TREE’s 30th Anniversary Celebration!”