Where does the company name come from?
The name Two Trees is derived from a long-lost poem about a homeowner whose yard contained two beautiful and valuable trees. Throughout the poem he considers the values of esthetics and financial worth and ponders how he might best manage his property and these two trees in particular. The poem's debate mimics the line we walk while helping landowners find the right management balance for their woods and needs.
Harold Burnett - Forester and owner
- Founded 1984 by Mark Miller. Harold Burnett joined the company in 1988 and became owner in 1999.
- Forest Stewardship Council certified 1997-2011 - The third consulting forestry firm to earn this accreditation in the United States.
- Maine Small Business Development Center "30" awardee 2007.
Education & training:
- B.S. Forest management science - Colorado State University 1983.
- Small Woodland Owners Association - member, forest manager of six SWOAM properties
- Maine Tree Foundation - former trustee
- The Chewonki Foundation - member of Board of Advisors
- New England Forestry Foundation - member of Board of Advisors, former Trustee
- Kennebec Land Trust - member of Board of Advisors
- Association of Consulting Foresters - former Maine chapter chair
- Maine Tree Farm Committee - inspector
- Town of Winthrop, Comprehensive Plan Committee - member
Jon Doty - Forester
Education & training:
- B.A. Art History, with minors in Earth Science and Classical Studies Boston University, 2013
- M.F. Forest Management, Studied Irving Woodlands' Implementation of Outcome-based Forestry University of Maine, 2016
- Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance - Stewardship Committee member and volunteer
- Cooperative Forestry Research Unit - former research assistant
- Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative - former intern in conservation forestry
"Two Trees owner Harold Burnett has served on the Board of Directors of the Maine TREE Foundation since 2003. He has brought his practical knowledge of forestry and timber management to our discussions and decisions as we carry out our mission of environmental education about the forest, to educate and advocate for the sustainable use of the forest and the ecological, economic, and social health of Maine's forest community."
Sherry F. Huber
Maine TREE Foundation