The family’s J.D. IRVING COMPANY celebrated a major milestone in 2022: its 140th anniversary. That’s how long it’s been since James Dergavel “J.D.” Irving (1860–1933) left his native Scotland for New Brunswick, Canada. The enterprising Scot founded a timber enterprise that eventually included a sawmill, a gristmill, and a carding mill, along with several farms. J.D.’s son, K.C., acquired substantial landholdings in New Brunswick, as well as in neighboring Maine. The Irvings currently rank as the Pine Tree State’s largest private landowners. Equally impressive is their legacy of forest stewardship. Irving Woodlands has planted more than 1 billion trees in Canada and the US, and all of the company’s Maine woodlands are certified under the Forest Stewardship Council program.