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Owning woodland is fun and rewarding. But we know it is not always easy to find the information you are looking for or get the help you need. Since 1975, we have been the organization that works to help, support and represent the interests of small woodland owners.

2016 Forestry Field Day

The 2016 Forestry Field Day is Saturday, September 10, 2016. Learn more here.


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Plan for the Future of your Woodlot

Succession Planning Informational Series Planning for the future of your woodland or succession planning is something all woodland owners must do to ensure the future stewardship of their property.

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Succession Planning

This interactive program was designed with the private woodland owner in mind. Try it yourself to see if you are already a woodland steward.

Interactive Program

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Watch a video of woodland stewardship (left). Brought to you by the Maine Forest Service

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Pine Tree Camp Hosts 62nd Field DayPine Tree Camp Hosts 62nd Field Day
Pine Tree Camp in Rome will host the 62nd annual SWOAM / Tree Farm field day, the largest outdoor gathering for both organizations, on Saturday, Sept. 10. The camp, a project of the Pine Tree Society, hosts more than 650 children and adults with disabilities for its summer programs, and maintains a 285-acre woodlot that qualified for Maine Outstanding Tree Farm honors.

White Pine Disease:  An UpdateWhite Pine Disease: An Update
Once again this year, a lot of white pine needles are turning brown and dropping off in large numbers. The cause is ...

Invasive Plants 101:  Shrubby honeysucklesInvasive Plants 101: Shrubby honeysuckles
Shrubby honeysuckles are not only invasive, but large enough to take over a forest understory. Lonicera morrowii, L. tatarica, L. x bella)are deciduous shrubs of Northeastern woods, sometimes found around old cellar holes.