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.
Tree Farm Inspectors: There is a newly revised ATFS Inspection Form 004 Inspection Form! The form was revised to match the recently released 2015-2020 ATFS Standards of Sustainability, enhance efficiency and support the efforts of our remarkable volunteers and partners. Download 004 in B&W or Color (PDFs). Visit the For Inspectors page to learn when and how to use the new forms.
Vermont Tree Farmers: Read the recent letter from the VT Tree Farm Program explaining changes for your next reinspection. Not a Vermont Tree Farmer yet? Read our Reasons for being in Tree Farm/VWA and then learn more on Becoming a Tree Farmer!
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Vermont Tree Farmer of the Year