Southern Maine Forestry


Dedication. Experience. Diligence.



Southern Maine Forestry Services was founded in 1981 by Rene Noel, Jr., a licensed professional forester, to meet the growing need for comprehensive land and woodlot management.


The company's primary objectives and guiding philosophy are centered on the desire to assist each of its clients in achieving their own individual goals. Southern Maine Forestry Services is unique in that it provides such a broad range of forestry services, all available through a single resource.


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Skilled forest management practices result in a host of direct benefits to landowner, logger, consumer, community, wildlife, and our forests - a renewable resource.

Good forest management is time-consuming, complex and requires a high level of technical expertise to achive optimum results, short-range and longer term.




Licensed forester

Rene Noel

Bio coming soon.


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Licensed forester

Erik Grove

Maine Licensed Forester #3273
New Hampshire Licensed Forester #292
Master Pesticide Applicator Maine & New Hampshire


1989  Associates of Forest Technology, Thompson School of Applied Science, University of New Hampshire

1992 Bachelor of Science, Forest Management, University of New Hampshire






Licensed forester

Chip Love

Maine Licensed Forester #3293
NRCS TSP # 12-8489
Maine Forest Service Stewardship Forester Qualified
Tree Farm Inspector #18159
Commercial Pesticide Operator - COA46107/2

Honorably discharged from the Navy in the fall of 1994. Graduated from Paul Smiths College in 1996 with an associate degree in Forest Technology. Transferred to the University of Maine and graduated with a bachelors degree in Forest Management in the fall of 1998. Started with Southern Maine Forestry in May of 1999. Became licensed in 2001 specializing in working with private landowners, municipalities, water districts, land trusts and contract cruising. Supervised all manor of harvesting operations, expert witness, Tree Growth Tax plans, depletion accounts, GIS/GPS mapping, bid sales, timber inventory and boundary line location.



Support Staff

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Office Manager & Bookkeeper


 Originally from Boston. Moved to Bridgton Maine as a young teen and graduated Lake Region High School. Returned to Massachusetts to attend Endicott College in Beverly majoring in accounting with a minor in Photography. Stayed in Massachusetts and worked at a CPA firm in Boston for 2 years. She then went to work for Chomacolor Inc as their Office Manager/Bookkeeper for 7 years. Moved back to Maine after traveling around the united State for 6 months. She has been with Southern Maine Forestry Services since January of 2000 as Bookkeeper / Office Manager. She has a genius child, who’s beautiful and going places in life, but will take care of her mom in her old age.  Tanya has taken beginner, intermediate and advanced training in rotarymomcraft and is now a full fledged helicopter parent.