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Valuable town forests overseen by dedicated volunteers

This year has included quite considerable work on town-owned lands, with a timber sale recently concluded on Litchfield’s Smithfield Plantation, management plans updated for Readfield’s Town Farm and Forest and Monmouth’s Whittier Woods, a recreational trail feasibility study prepared for Chelsea’s Kennebec River property, and a timber sale on Manchester’s […]

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Two Trees is transitioning, looking for ideas

Two Trees is transitioning, looking for ideas

In early June, as some of you may know I, Harold, began working two days a week for the Maine Woodland Owners, a state-wide landowner advocacy organization and land trust. Of course, from a business standpoint, selling 100 days a year to one landowner provides a solid foundation for Two […]

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Best pines ever draws a crowd of bidders

Best pines ever draws a crowd of bidders

I’ve always been told that if one grows quality trees, the market will reward such efforts. However over the last few years I’ve been challenged by the pine log market’s seeming variance from this assumed norm, with 16’ pine logs often in greater demand than large knot-free logs. An interesting […]

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Stepping up to a high-profile job

Stepping up to a high-profile job

A recent timber harvest in Augusta presented Two Trees Forestry with a double challenge – harvesting in the middle of Augusta on a highly visible property and applying the appropriate silviculture in two different stands of white pine. The 86-acre Stone Street property, borders the Fairview and Cony Street neighborhoods, […]

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Land trusts stepping up to support local wood economies

For most of 2016 I helped author a document identifying ways that the land trust and non-profit community could help conserve Maine’s unique places, working forests, and rural communities. Funding was provided by the Elmina B Sewall Foundation and below is a summary of that effort, though the full report […]

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