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Woodlot Brush-Sawing - Mercer

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:27:08 EDT

Jerrod Thebarge, of JT's Finest Kind Saw in Norridgewock, will provide basic instruction and demonstrate the use of a brush-saw in improving your woodlot, including thinning for regeneration, and dealing with stump-sprouts. Sharpening the saw in the field will also be demonstrated, as well as the use of a chainsaw extension pole pruner. The Holt lot in Mercer received an extensive silvicultural thinning through a biomass harvest done by Trees Ltd. of Sidney eight years ago. We'll walk about and see how that looks now, discussing issues of interest.


From Route 2, turn onto Beech Hill Road at the blinking yellow light in Mercer (Community Center.) and go 2.5 miles, turning right onto Bacon Road just as the road flattens out. Go 0.5 miles to white cape farmhouse with red barn, Uphill Farm.

Free Forestry Workshop - Houlton

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:37:41 EDT


Houlton Higher Education Building at 18 Military Street

Date and Time:

May 30th from 6 to 8pm

Registration Required:

Contact Angie Wotton at 254-4126 or Due to limited seating, the maximum registration is 25 people.

Topics and Presenters

6:00 Introduction Dan Jacobs, District Forester, Maine Forest Service

6:05 Forestry Legislation Roundup and Introduction to Maine Woodland Owners
Tom Doak, Executive Director, Maine Woodland Owners

7:00 Break

7:10 The History and Use of the North Maine Woods
Al Cowperthwaite, Executive Director, North Maine Woods
Includes information on early land ownership and logging operations of Joseph Houlton and Shepard Cary, log driving, road building and public use and recreation management.

8:00 Wrap Up

Private Woodlot Management Class - Caribou

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 08:27:06 EDT

"The Basics of Owning a Woodlot"


Caribou Learning Center
75 Bennett Drive, Caribou

Class Description:

Class is free and open to the public. Come learn the basics of actively managing a woodlot in Northern Maine. Some subjects covered but not limited to are: Forest ecology, economics, assistance available, rules and the latest technology that has transformed owning a woodlot.

Presentation by:

Randy Lagasse, Maine Forest Service, District Forester.

Pre-registration requested:

Please call 493-4272
Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education, RSU #39

For more information you can contact:

Randy Lagasse @ 557-1086 or

Spring Woodlot Management Class, What to do with that piece of forest you own- Farmington

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:56:37 EST

This is a five session class on various topics to aid the owner of forest land in making some decisions about that land. The course will be instructed by various speakers but facilitated by Maine Forest Service Forester Patty Cormier. Class size limit is 25. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; This is through the Franklin County Adult Ed. Program, to sign up and for more information call 778-3460 or There will be a small fee. Topics and dates to include:

March 29th- Tree id and the steps of planning for your woodlot, and some basic mapping programs.
April 5th- More on planning, cost share programs available and the Tree Growth Tax Law explained.
April 12th- Managing for Bird and Wildlife habitats
April 19th- products from your woodlot, i.e. forest product markets and non- forest products
April 26th- Working with Professionals, including estate planning to think about