MFS reports to Legislature on Tree Growth Tax
- Any findings related to any differences in compliance issues based on the location of parcels, such as coastal and waterfront properties as compared to other parcels;
- A summary of data concerning violations and enforcement activities;
- An assessment of the effectiveness of the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law in promoting the harvesting of fiber for commercial purposes and its impact on the fiber industry and,
- Recommendations to address any problems identified and to ensure that parcels enrolled under the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law meet the requirements of the law.
In addition to responding to legislative direction, MFS addressed three key questions of its own:
- Does the landowner’s management plan meet the requirements of the TGTL?
- Is the landowner following their management plan?
- Has the landowner harvested wood from their enrolled land?