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Maine Forest Service

Winter Tree Identification Walk - Otisfield


Sunday, March 12, 2023


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Twin Bridges Preserve, Route 117 Otisfield, Maine 

Join Maine Forest Service District Forester Mike Richard to learn Winter Tree Identification tips and tricks. Participants will learn about the methods available for positive tree identification during winter or fall conditions when leaves are not present. Other topics including forest ecology, natural history and forest management will be discussed.

Proper winter clothing and footwear for trail conditions is advised (snowshoes or micro spikes may be necessary).

For more information or to pre-register please call District Forester Mike Richard: 207-441-3276 or email: michael.b.richard@maine.gov

This program is being offered by the Western Foothills Land Trust and the Maine Forest Service.

Workshop: Maine’s Tree Growth & Open Space Property Tax Programs

Maine Forest Service in conjunction with Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District (SASWCD)


Wednesday, March 29, 2023


6 PM to 8 PM


Houlton Higher Education Center, 18 Military Street, Houlton, Maine


Maine’s Tree Growth and Open Space Property Tax Programs, MFS & USDA NRCS Forest Management Incentives

This workshop is designed for landowners, foresters, and loggers in an indoor classroom setting. This workshop will cover a broad overview of how Maine’s Tree Growth and Open Space Programs work, landowner responsibilities, and value determinations.  USDA-NRCS will also present an overview of their forest management incentives. 

No registration is required to attend this event.


2 QLP, 2 CLP & 2 SAF Cat 1