Tree Growth Tax Law (law updated Sep 2012): Enrolling in this program
will save you a lot of tax money on your woodlands. Program details and rates listed here.
Deadline for this tax year: April 1
WoodsWISE funding limited: Maine's cost-shared WoodsWISE program currently has money for forest management plans. The cost-share rate is 50% of plan's cost. These plans are also eligible to be used for tree growth plans.
Contact me for forms to enroll.
Woodland Property Valuations Rates in Aroostook Towns
Woodland Steward Program: This is a new resource for
landowners seeking to learn more about their land and options
for its long-term stewardship. A collaborative effort of the
Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine, Maine TREE
Foundation and New England Forestry Foundation.
Visit the site:
The MFS has released the official interpretation of the
statewide standard rule for timber harvesting in Shoreland Areas
that became effective January 1, 2013.
Forest Connect offers Webinars for Forest Owners: Program offers live, interactive seminars on a wide array of topics.
NEW CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM: New program encourages existing conservation activities and the adoption of additional ones on your forestlands.
Stumpage Report Posted: Maine timber prices for the 2012
year (new 11/13).
Liquidation Harvesting: A new Maine law addresses the practice of buying land, harvesting and then reselling.
Eagle Lake Lakeshore Regulations: Find info concerning lot clearing, home construction, remodeling, timber harvesting, permitting, and more.
The St. John Forest Experiment:
The Nature Conservancy only holdings in Maine that melds
conservation goals with sustainable timber harvesting
Certified land gets preference for forestry
assistance: Owners of family forest land who are third-party certified now get a little extra credit.
Credit for Forest Management Plans
Tornado is confirmed in Eagle Lake
(2009). An EF-1 tornado damages an area over 3 miles long and approximately 100 yards wide. Check out some of the pictures in the Photo Album.
Tree and Shrub Care
Trees and shrubs require a certain amount of yearly maintenance if they are to remain healthy and be a proud piece of your landscape. The following articles will provide you with basic tree care tips.
Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs
How to Prune Trees
Pruning Deciduous Trees and Shrubs
Guidelines for Assessing Storm Damaged Trees
Pruning Storm Damaged Trees
Managing Winter Injury to Trees and Shrubs
Backyard Wildlife Habitats
You can attract more wildlife by planning your own backyard wildlife habitat. Careful selection of trees, shrubs, and flowers can help attract the kind of wildlife you may want to attract to your property. The following articles will explain the various requirements of backyard habitats:
Backyard Wildlife Habitats
Backyard Wildlife Habitats - Maine Cooperative Extension Bulletin
Feeding Wild Birds