Holt Research Forest

Maine TREE acquired Holt Research Forest (HRF) in 2014 through a merger with the Holt Woodland Research Foundation.  HRF is located on a 350 acre parcel in Arrowsic, Maine and is the site for a long-term oak-pine forest ecosystem study conducted by scientists from the University of Maine. Since 1983 multiple plant and animal populations have been monitored to study long-term temporal changes as well as impacts of forest harvesting. The research based within a 40 hectare (100 acre) study area includes a complete timber inventory of all trees (about 32,000), yearly sampling of tree seeds and regeneration, territories of breeding birds, live trapping of small mammals, and many other measurements. Workshops and education programming has always been part of the HRF mission. A new outdoor classroom will help to expand this activity. Maine TREE is excited for this new endeavor as it enables us to fulfill the research portion of our mission.  Click here for the Holt Research Forest website.


Holt Research Forest and Maine Forest Service Announces Upcoming Workshop for Foresters and Landowners – Managing Oak and White Pine Forests in Maine

Date: September 14, 2018

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00pm

Location: UMaine – Holt Research Forest, Arrowsic, Me (529 Old Stage Rd, Arrowsic, ME 04530)

Workshop Description:
The Managing Oak and White Pine Forests in Maine workshop will highlight the commercial market status and potential markets, forest insect and diseases issues, wildlife habitat values, basic silviculture, and management of oak and pine trees and forests in Maine. Speakers will include Bill Leak, Mariko Yamasaki and others from the USDA Forest Service; Jack Witham, University of Maine; Aaron Bergdahl, Maine Forest Service; Paul Larrivee, Sappi Fine Paper, and Pat Sirois, Maine SFI, will cover a range of topics from the growing of, to the marketing of oak and pine trees in Maine. The workshop is sponsored by the Maine Forest Service, Maine Tree Foundation, UMaine – Holt Research Forest, Maine Woodland Owners, and the Maine Sustainable Forestry Initiative. It has been designed for foresters as well as family woodland owners.

The Managing Oak and White Pine Forests in Maine workshop will start with a brief overview of the Holt Research Forest, oak silviculture, oak and pine diseases, current markets, and oak-pine forests as wildlife habitat, followed by walk and discussion in the woods.

Thanks to generous support from Maine Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), there is no charge for this workshop.

Continuing Education Credits:
It is expected that this workshop will be assigned 3.0, category 1 CFE credits (pending).

Registration & Contact Information:

There are no fees for this workshop – but registration is required. To register call CJ Herlihy at the Maine TREE Foundation office (207) 621-9872 or email cj@mainetree.org.

For additional information,

Contact: Kevin D. Doran, Ed.D
Natural Science Educator, Maine Forest Service, 22 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333-0022

Click here for Holt Research Forest.

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