Mike Dann has been an inspector with the Maine Tree Farm program for 38 years. He got involved with the program through Seven Islands Land Company, his employer at the time. He joined the Maine Tree Farm Committee in 1992 to work on the system’s database and inspection forms. He has served as the Chair of the Committee and has been a long-time inspector training facilitator.
From the beginning, Mike has believed that the main impact of the Tree Farm program “is to the individual Tree Farmers who are looking for advice on realizing their management goals.” He also believes the Tree Farm Sign is a strongly recognized symbol of woodland stewardship. When asked about the future, Mike said “Tree Farm will continue to serve Maine landowners who want… the sign as an indication of their desire to manage responsibly.”
Mike and his wife Judy live on and manage their family’s Tree Farm in Dixmont.