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”

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”

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”