Maine Tree Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

Mission Statement

The Maine Tree Farm’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.

History

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, and today, over 1,400 family forest owners are part of the Maine Tree Farm System.

The American Tree Farm System is a program for woodland owners committed to sustainably managing their woods for wood, water, wildlife, and recreation. Maine Tree Farm receives direction from a volunteer Committee 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 1,400 Tree Farms in the state encompassing over 400,000 acres of sustainably managed forest.

Our Committee

Executive Committee

ChairJesse Duplin[email protected]
SecretaryLarry Beauregardljbeauregard[at]myfairpoint.net
TreasurerDan Mahnsdan.mahns[at]afmforest.com
Immediate Past ChairRandy Lagasse[email protected]

County Chairs

CountyChairPhoneEmail
AroostookRandy Lagasse(207) 557-1086randy.Lagasse[at]maine.gov
AndroscogginChandler Buie(207) 944-9879[email protected]
CumberlandPaul Larrivee(207) 431-6153paul.larrivee[at]gmail.com
FranklinRobert Leso(207) 778-2000bobmimi[at]midmaine.com
HancockKevin Allcroft(207) 299-8012allcroftkk[at]roadrunner.com
KennebecAndy Shultz(207) 242-8845[email protected]
KnoxAllyssa Gregory(207) 441-2895[email protected]
LincolnVacant(207) 613-6837[email protected]
OxfordJesse Duplin(207) 776-9006jduplin[at]nwforestmanagement.com
Penobscot Kevin Allcroft (207) 299-8012 allcroftkk[at]roadrunner.com
Piscataquis Gordon Moore(207) 997-3297gmmapleview[at]gmail.com
SagadahocVacant(207) 613-6837coordinator[at]mainetreefarm.com
SomersetCody LaChance(207) 861-1316Cody.Lachance[at]sappi.com
WaldoAllyssa Gregory(207) 441-2895[email protected]
WashingtonVacant(207) 613-6837[email protected]
YorkBrian Reader(207) 205-5917[email protected]

At-Large Members

Karl Buckley
Hancock County
Kyle Burdick
Washington County
Mike Dann
Penobscot County
Julie Davenport
Androscoggin County
Kirby Ellis
Penobscot County
Dave Griswold
Androscoggin County
Richard Morse
Kennebec County
Don Newell
Waldo County
Pat Sirois
Kennebec County
John Starrett
Franklin County
Vite Vitale
Kennebec County
Pam Wells
Penobscot County