The Maine Flag was adopted on February 24th, 1909. The state arms are placed in the center of the Maine Flag. The arms has a white pine tree that refers to the state's nickname, The Pine Tree State . The moose symbolizes the acres of untouched forest. The farmer represents the agriculture. The fisherman shows the many fisheries and commerce. The star with the motto, I direct . This star is the Northern Star, which help direct travelers.