Left to right:Commissioner Amanda Beal (Commissioner of Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry),Oliver Markewicz, District Forester for York County and Part of Cumberland, Shane Duigan, District Forester for most of Cumberland County, Ryan Holland (Lumbery owner), Alex Bettigole(Lumbery owner), Michael Friedland(Lumbery owner), Director Patty Cormier (Director of Forestry), Allison Kanoti (State Entomologist, Maine Forest Service, Forest Health and Monitoring), Field Team Leader Morten Moesswilde (supervisor of Forest Policy and Management field team), Treebeard

What happens when a group of accomplished, knowledgeable individuals dedicated to managing and preserving Maine forests meet at a store that is dedicated to promoting small Maine mills and Maine wood?

You get an Entmoot!

An Entmoot is a gathering of Ents. In the words of Treebeard “We are tree-herds, we old Ents. Few enough of us are left now. Sheep get like shepherds, and shepherds like sheep, it is said, but slowly, and neither have long in the world. It is quicker and closer with trees and Ents, and they walk down the ages together. For Ents are more like Elves; less interested in themselves than Men are, and better at getting inside other things. And yet again Ents are more like Men, more changeable than Elves are, and quicker at taking the colour of the outside, you might say. Or better than both: for they are steadier and keep their minds on things longer.”

On Friday, April 31, the Lumbery was thrilled to receive a visit from Ents of the Great Maine Forests, shown above. What an amazing honor!

Maine forestry has set the precedent on how to manage and maintain healthy forests for both commercial and recreational use. The Lumbery for its part provides a dedicated showcase for the sale of Maine trees and the representation of small Maine mills and loggers.

It was quickly determined that an exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences would be beneficial for all parties.

To quoth Treebeard once again, “We might do some things together. I don’t know about sides. I go my own way; but your way may go along with mine for a while.”


Michael Friedland and the entire Lumbery Crew AKA Ents.