Tree Farm

A Tree Farm is a woodland that is managed to grow forest products, protect important resources and wildlife habitats, while safeguarding our environment.

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Modern Wood Heat

What is Modern Wood Heat?

People worldwide have heated with wood for thousands of years.  New Englanders are no exception and have long depended on native forests to provide wood for warmth.  But set aside old images of the inefficient fireplace and smoking wood stove. New technology has made wood burning appliances a truly modern way to use this traditional fuel.

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The Massachusetts Forest Alliance represents and advocates on behalf of forest landowners, industry professionals, businesses, and others who support a strong, sustainable forest economy in the Commonwealth. MFA works on a variety of policy initiatives, including tax programs, property zoning, modern wood heat, forest management, and many more regulations that affect our membership.

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Donate to the Massachusetts Forest Alliance online by clicking the Donate button at the top of the page or mail your donation to the address at the bottom of the page.


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The Massachusetts Forest Alliance is the leading organization representing forest landowners and industry professionals in Massachusetts. MFA works tirelessly on your behalf to advocate for a strong, sustainable forest economy.

Annual Fund

Thanks to all those who made a contribution to our 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign. Your gift is what makes the Forest Alliance possible. The organization strongly depends on members like you who generously choose to give above and beyond your annual dues. Because of you, MFA will have the resources to continue to work on your behalf to ensure that woodland owners and forest professionals are well-represented in the Commonwealth.

Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Froling Energy will hold a series of weekly one hour Biomass Energy Webinars on Thursdays between February 25th and March 25th discussing different aspects of using biomass to provide reliable, cost effective heat.
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
4:00 pm
On January 15, 2021, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed and issued the 2021 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for industrial stormwater discharges. The 2021 MSGP will become effective on March 1, 2021 and will[...]
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
1:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum and Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens will hold a Bark: Get to Know Your Trees webinar on February 28th at 1 pm EST
11:00 am
The American Forest Foundation has completed the process to review and revise the American Tree Farm System’s Standards for Sustainability.  The slightly revised 2021 – 2026 Standards have been approved and, after a short transition[...]
8:00 am
UMass Extension will hold the 42nd Annual Community Tree Conference,  New Technologies – The Cutting Edge of Tree Care on Tuesday, March 2nd from 8 am to 3:30 pm

The Massachusetts Forest Alliance advocates on behalf of our members for a strong, sustainable forest economy, responsible forest management practices, private land equity, and the continuation of working forests on public and private lands. The Massachusetts Forest Alliance was founded in 2012 for the purpose of representing and advocating for citizens and businesses who support a strong, sustainable forest economy. Three previously separate groups voted to combine their resources into one organization, to provide a unified and consistent voice in matters of forest policy.

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