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  • Writer's pictureMaryland Forests

MFA Welcomes New Board Member, Bill Buckel

Bill Buckel and family of Rocky Resolve Tree Farm in Bittinger were named the 2019 Maryland Tree Farm of the Year, advancing to achieve recognition as the 2019 North East Tree Farm of the Year.

The Maryland Forests Association, Inc. is pleased to introduce Bill Buckel as the newest edition to its Board of Directors. He is the owner of Rocky Resolve Tree Farm in Garrett County and the 2019 Northeast Tree Farmers of the Year. Bill developed a passion for forestry working with his father and uncle. They taught him the different tree species during tree harvests and also while hunting. This passion passed down to his son Derek who helps manage the Tree Farm. Bill operates a portable sawmill to produce lumber for use on the farm. Recently, the Buckels completed a 10 acre timber stand improvement project and are now working on 13 more acres. Bill and his wife Tina marked and tallied over 100,000 board feet of mixed hardwood for a commercial harvest. The family collects sugar maple sap from 450 trees in the spring.

“We are excited to have Bill join the Maryland Forests Association board. He brings us a wealth of knowledge about sustainable forest management and new connections in the western part of Maryland,” said Beth Hill, MFA Director.


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