The Maine Tree Farm Committee’s Mission is to help Maine’s family woodland owners realize the full potential of their woods while providing forest products and other woodland benefits in a recognizably sustainable manner. Maine Tree Farm will accomplish this by partnering with organizations with similar goals to provide educational materials, site visits with resource professionals (aka “walk-and-talks,” or “inspections”), field days and workshops, and by providing family woodland owners with recognition and certification services of value to communities, markets, and society at large.
Tree Farming, A Maine Tradition Since 1952
…And Into the Future
The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) was founded in 1941 and is now the oldest and largest forest conservation, certification, and advocacy program in the United States. The first two Tree Farms in Maine were dedicated in 1952.
The American Tree Farm System is a program for woodland owners who are committed to sustainably managing their woods for wood, water, wildlife, and recreation. The Maine Tree Farm Program is administered by a volunteer Committee with County Chairs of dedicated Forestry Professionals and Tree Farmers.
On October 20, 1952, Maine became the 35th state to adopt the Tree Farm program. The state’s first two certificates were awarded to Samuel B. Condon and Professor R.I. Ashman in ceremonies held in South Penobscot.
Click the button to see a digitally scanned copy of “A History of the Maine Tree Farm Program: 1952-2002”
Today there are over 1,000 Tree Farms in the state encompassing over 300,000 acres of sustainably managed forest.
|Chair (Interim)||Logan Johnson||logan.redbeach[at]gmail.com|
|Vice Chair||Randy Lagasse||randy.Lagasse[at]maine.gov|
|Immediate Past Chair||Andy Shultz||andrew.h.shultz[at]maine.gov|
|Aroostook||Randy Lagasse||(207) 557-1086||randy.Lagasse[at]maine.gov|
|Androscoggin||John Starrett||(207) 242-2942||john.w.starrett[at]gmail.com|
|Cumberland||Paul Larrivee||(207) 431-6153||paul.larrivee[at]gmail.com|
|Franklin||Robert Leso||(207) 778-2000||bobmimi[at]midmaine.com|
|Hancock||Kevin Allcroft||(207) 299-8012||allcroftkk[at]roadrunner.com|
|Kennebec||Vite Vitale||(207) 437-9260||vitale[at]uninets.net|
|Knox||Morten Moesswilde||(207) 441-2895||morten.moesswilde[at]maine.gov|
|Lincoln||Mallory Bussell||(207) 659-4224||mallory.bussell[at]gmail.com|
|Oxford||Jesse Duplin||(207) 776-9006||jduplin[at]nwforestmanagement.com|
|Penobscot||Brett Gerrish||(207) 949-0281||bhgerrish[at]prentissandcarlisle.com|
|Piscataquis||Gordon Moore||(207) 997-3297||gmmapleview[at]gmail.com|
|Sagadahoc||John Starrett||(207) 242-2942||john.w.starrett[at]gmail.com|
|Somerset||Robert Nelson||(207) 278-2361||robertreidnelson[at]gmail.com|
|Waldo||Morten Moesswilde||(207) 441-2895||morten.moesswilde[at]maine.gov|
|Washington||Brittany Mauricette||(207) 214-2875||downeastforestryllc[at]gmail.com|
|York||Karl Buckley||(207) 632-0332||kbuckley[at]wadsworthwoodlands.com|