Maine Forestry 2007 - All rights reserved

"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines."

 

Henry David Thoreau

Welcome to Maine Forestry

 

This website is your free forest information source with topics on Maine forest laws, taxes,  pruning, thinning, timber harvesting, wildlife, forestry news , cost-share programs, consultant forestry, and much more! 

 

If you need forestry assistance, help is just a phone call or e-mail away.  The laws and rules governing your woodlot are continually changing and you must keep up to date of the these changes.  You are responsible for activities that are undertaken on your land.  You must know the current laws or hire someone that does.  I am a licensed professional forester with many years of experience in the woods related industry.  I would take great pride in managing or assessing your timberlands or woodlot.  Together we could accomplish your goals.  If you need someone to supervise a timber harvest, I can help you with process from start to finish.  If you want to save money on your woodland taxes, I can help you greatly reduce them.  The services that I offer are listed on this site.  Check out my blog.  I will be adding new information very often and have lots of interesting ideas you may like and find interesting. Contact me with any ideas or subject matter you would like information on. 

Maine Woodlot
by Michael Rochester

Woodland Trails: Trails offer access to your woodlot if you have no roads or want to access areas with no road access.  Info

 

The Maine Woodlot:  This series of articles was written by me to help you make informed decisions about your woodlot. Check back as I will add chapters as I write them.

 

Chapter 1:  What is a Woodlot?

 

Chapter 2:  What are my Objectives

 

Chapter 3:  Boundary Lines  

 

Chapter 4:  Soils 

 

Chapter 5:  What is on Your Woodlot

 

Chapter 6:  Forest Health

 

Chapter 7:  Forest Management 

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.

 

Pruning Deciduous Trees and Shrubs

 

Planting Shrubs

 

Planting Trees

 

Guidelines for Assessing Storm Damaged Trees

 

Pruning Storm Damaged Trees

 

Managing Winter Injury to Trees and Shrubs

 

How to Graft Apple Trees

 

Renovating Old Apple Trees

 

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs

Backyard Wildlife Habitats

Want to attract more wildlife to your yard? Care in the selection of trees, shrubs, and flowers will help. Placement is also important.

 

Backyard Wildlife Habitats

 

Backyard Habitats (MCE)

 

Feeding Wild Birds

 

Wildlife Habitat

 

Wildlife Habitat and Forest Management

Creating a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard

 

 

Forest Taxes

This information can help you manage taxes associated with your woodlot. 

 

Tax Tips - 2018 Year

 

Guide to Federal Income Tax

 

Estate Planning

 

Federal Income Tax on Timber

 

Timber REITs and Taxation

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GPS Corner

Want to learn how use a GPS?  You also have to learn how to use the compass. I am working on a series and will start posting the lessons as I write them. I will be using the Garmin Map series for my GPS reference. Any Garmin will work.  Other brands will work but I don't use them.  If enough interest is generated, I will have a field day to practice in the woods.

 

Intoduction to the Compass

Summer Sunrise

Sunrises can be as beautiful as sunsets