The American Tree Farm System
Vermont Woodlands Association sponsors the Tree Farm Program in Vermont. Tree Farms range in size from small woodlots to large industrial forests. The goals of the Tree Farm Program are disseminating information about the benefits of proper forest management and establishing good forest management practices on as many acres as possible. The American Tree Farm System, first organized in 1941, is the Nation's oldest certifier of privately owned forestland. Tree Farm members share a unique commitment to protecting watersheds and wildlife habitat, conserving soil, and providing recreation; and at the same time producing wood products on a sustainable basis.
** NEW ** American Tree Farm Program DVD's
The American Tree Farm System has released two DVD's which you can view on youtube. These great DVD's give an in-depth look at the Tree Farm Program through wonderful photos and interviews with Tree Farmers across America. Click on the following titles to view:
We Grow Stewardship from the Roots (7:18 long)
The American Tree Farm Program (3:02 long).
You can also view an interview with Vermont's own Trevor Evans, the 2010 Northeast Regional Tree Farmer of the Year (5:06 long).
New! Vermont Tree Farm Committee Accepting Nominations. Download nomination form.