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We strive to help landowners meet their ownership goals, with courteous and timely communications, high ethical standards, and environmentally sustainable forestry.

Your satisfaction depends on the quality of our service.

We strive to maintain long term working relationships with Maine landowners by dependably meeting your ownership goals. We emphasize courteous and timely communications and apply high professional standards, in an effort to treat you as we would like to be treated.

We are vocal and visible advocates for ethical and environmentally sustainable forestry. We represent our clients’ exclusively when selling their timber, and never buy it ourselves for later resale. We also embrace forest certification as a means of holding our management practices against the highest industry standards.

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.

The company

Founded in 1984 by Mark Miller and incorporated in 1995. Harold Burnett joined Mark in 1988 and became sole 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.


Harold Burnett – Forester and owner
Winthrop, Maine

Education & training:

  • B.S. Forest management science – Colorado State University 1983.

Professional affiliations:

  • Maine Woodland Owners — part-time employee, member
  • Maine Tree Foundation – former trustee
  • The Chewonki Foundation – member of Board of Advisors
  • New England Forestry Foundation – former Trustee
  • Kennebec Land Trust – member of Board of Advisors
  • Association of Consulting Foresters – member, former Maine chapter chair
  • Maine Tree Farm Committee – inspector
  • Town of Winthrop, Comprehensive Plan Committee – member
  • Society of American Foresters – Ethics Committee member


Jon Doty – Forester
Madison, Maine

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

Professional affiliations:

  • 7 Lakes Alliance – Former stewardship committee member
  • Cooperative Forestry Research Unit – former research assistant
  • Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative – former intern in conservation forestry
  • E. J. Carrier – former forester, northwestern Maine
  • Somerset Woods Trustees – advisor
  • Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District – treasurer
  • Maine Tree Farm Committee – inspector