Congratulations to Russel Black and his family from Wilton at Black Acres for being named the 2018 Maine Tree Farmer of the Year.

Landowners are recognized for their efforts to enhance and sustain their forests and for spreading the practice of sustainable forestry. State winners are eligible to compete for the Regional and National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year awards.

On sunjournal.com Black and his family manage a 400-acre farm. The family has been in the tree farming business since the early 1970’s.