Maybe the type of Maine farming you had in mind was not a lot of critters, not planting, cultivating, harvesting a crop of vegetables, fruit.The term farming in Maine can mean other options that just growing food, raising beef or dairy. Christmas trees, wreath production could be more your speed.
With Christmas tree farming, planting the seedlings in grids of 1000, 1200 per acre of land is easy if the Maine property is cleared, not rocky, not too hilly.
The maintenace after planting involves trimming the top, spraying for insects, and to protect the Christmas tree seedling as it grows tall and strong.
The Maine Christmas Tree Association is a worthwhile group to share experiences, offer help from a non profit organization.
Tips with growing, marketing the product are key for the Christmas tree farmer to survive, make a living. There are close to 350 million trees growing according to the National Christmas Tree Organization.
The average Christmas tree can take anywhere from 4 to 10 years to mature.With annual pruning, care the tree from the plantation can end up in a living room full, round, perfectly shaped. Years ago, it was trudge to the forest to find a Christmas tree, cut it down, drag it home. Now 98% of Christmas trees are not from the forest, but from plantations.
This 75 acre Maine farm land, home, garage would be an ideal tree plantation candidate. Planting red, white pine, black spruce for just wooded land, not Christmas trees is an option too. Tree farming for whatever purpose is still farming. Creating wealth from the land. The local Soil and Water Conservation, USDA people can help with programs for cost sharing on tree planting too. Watch a Maine farm and wood land, home, garage video.
Maine Farm Home, Land, Garage Real Estate Video.
The Maine ranch home with 75 acres of land is tile and hardwood floored, loaded with all new windows installed. New metal roof, vinyl sided, new gambrel garage with overhead room and talk about privacy, seclusion. Grand Lake is not far to the south and this Maine home has a fireplace. Asking price is $107,000. Other Maine farms to check out in all price ranges, types, locations. Watch Maine farm videos.
Maine, one big beautiful state and the property is cheaper, the people way way friendlier.