Maine TREE to Offer Virtual Workshop on Exploring Forest Careers

Augusta, Maine – Recognizing the strong future for employment in Maine tied to its forests, the Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) is announcing a virtual workshop on an exciting new tool to help middle and high school age students explore how their skills and interests apply to careers in the woods. Continue reading “Maine TREE to Offer Virtual Workshop on Exploring Forest Careers”

Maine TREE to host Virtual Professional Development for Northern New England Educators

Augusta, Maine – November 2020 – The Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) is announcing a virtual professional development program to be offered over four weeks in early 2021.  In partnership with the Vermont State Parks, Plymouth State University, and the National Writing Project New Hampshire, the environmental place-based writing workshop willContinue reading “Maine TREE to host Virtual Professional Development for Northern New England Educators”

In Memoriam

The Certified Logging Professionals (CLP), a program of Maine TREE, is sad to report the recent passing of Erik Carlson of Edgecomb, owner of C and L Forestry.  Erik was a graduate of the University of Maine and had a career full service across Maine’s forest community.  We are grateful for his service as theContinue reading “In Memoriam”

UMaine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative Builds Connections for Scientists and Land Managers

At the University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, a group of scientists from academia and private institutions have come together to form the Forest Climate Change Initiative (FCCI). The purpose of FCCI is to build connections among researchers, scientists, stakeholders, legislators, and the interested public on climate change issues around forests. DespiteContinue reading “UMaine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative Builds Connections for Scientists and Land Managers”

Harvest Tour Held at Holt Research Forest

ARROWSIC, Maine – Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education (Maine TREE) hosted tours at their Holt Research Forest on Saturday, November 7, 2020, to exhibit an ongoing timber harvest. Thirty participants heard from consulting forester Barrie Brusila, harvest loggers Will and Don Cole of Trees, Ltd., and longtime UMaine Research Scientist Jack Witham about theContinue reading “Harvest Tour Held at Holt Research Forest”

REGISTER: Certified Logging Professionals Virtual Banquet

Join Maine TREE’s Certified Logging Professional Program for a virtual banquet on December 4th at 4 PM to recognize CLP’s class of 2020 and celebrate the 2020 Logger of the Year! Door prizes, including a chainsaw, will be awarded to selected attendees, but you must attend the entire program to be eligible. Use the buttonContinue reading “REGISTER: Certified Logging Professionals Virtual Banquet”

Barry Burgason Awarded the Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award

Every year, Maine TREE selects a partner with the Project Learning Tree program to be recognized with the Stewardship Award.  This year, Barry Burgason, a retired wildlife biologist from Huber Resources, is being recognized with the honor. Barry has been actively involved with Maine Project Learning Tree for over 30 years serving in various capacities,Continue reading “Barry Burgason Awarded the Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award”

Nominate a Logger for CLP’s Logger of the Year Award

The Certified Logging Professionals (CLP) is accepting nominations for the annual Logger of the Year Awards.  While the CLP banquet itself will take place virtually, the program is still committed to recognizing and promoting excellence in the logging profession in Maine. You can find an online version of the nomination form for each of theContinue reading “Nominate a Logger for CLP’s Logger of the Year Award”

Forests For Maine’s Future Celebrates a Decade of Storytelling

By Logan Johnson Forests for Maine’s Future (FMF) began in October of 2010 by publishing 18 stories to FMF’s “Fresh from the Woods Archive.” Since then, we’ve published over 100 articles that tell stories from the Maine Woods. Topics range from forest ecology all the way to the communities that depend on forests and everywhereContinue reading “Forests For Maine’s Future Celebrates a Decade of Storytelling”

It’s Never Too Early to Start: Teaching the Next Generation of Loggers

After watching her grandson attempt to cut down apple trees and nearby utility poles with his toy chainsaw, Roberta Berry knew something had to give.  That’s when she turned to her husband Ed, a Certified Logging Professional since 1996, and asked, “why don’t you teach him the correct way to cut down a tree?”  IfContinue reading “It’s Never Too Early to Start: Teaching the Next Generation of Loggers”