Educational Programs

Managing Oak and White Pine in Maine

Workshop for Foresters and Family Woodland Owners


Red oakwhite pineDo you have questions about managing oak and white pine  on your property?

Do you want to learn more about the issues for growing oak and white pine in Maine?

Do you hear about the workshop held at HRF in 2016?

This workshop is for you!


Date: Friday, September 14, 2018

Time: 8:30am-12:00pm

Location: UMaine – Holt Research Forest (HRF), Arrowsic, Me (529 Old Stage Rd, Arrowsic, ME 04530) at Maine Tree Foundation’s Outdoor Classroom

Workshop Description: The Managing Oak and White Pine Forests in Maine workshop will highlight the commercial market status and potential markets, forest insect and diseases issues, wildlife habitat values, basic silviculture, and management of oak and pine trees and forests in Maine. Speakers will include Bill Leak, Mariko Yamasaki and others from the USDA Forest Service; Jack Witham, University of Maine; Aaron Bergdahl, Maine Forest Service; Paul Larrivee, Sappi Fine Paper, and Pat Sirois, Maine SFI, will cover a range of topics from the growing of, to the marketing of oak and pine trees in Maine. The workshop is sponsored by the Maine Forest Service, Maine Tree Foundation, UMaine – Holt Research Forest, Maine Woodland Owners, and the Maine Sustainable Forestry Initiative. It has been designed for foresters as well as family woodland owners.

The Managing Oak and White Pine Forests in Maine workshop will start with a brief overview of the Holt Research Forest, oak silviculture, oak and pine diseases, current markets, and oak-pine forests as wildlife habitat, followed by walk and discussion in the woods.

Thanks to generous support from Maine Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), there is no charge for this workshop.

Continuing Education Credits:
It is expected that this workshop will be assigned 3.0, category 1 CFE credits (pending).

Registration & Contact Information:
There are no fees for this workshop – but registration is required. To register call CJ Herlihy at the Maine TREE Foundation office (207) 621-9872 or email

For additional information,

Contact: Kevin D. Doran, Ed.D
Natural Science Educator, Maine Forest Service, 22 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333-0022 or Jack Witham at Holt Research Forest (207) 443-9438.