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Tree Farm Program in Vermont

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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.


Painting of Alan Calfee's Tree Farm by Peter Huntoon Buy a Peter Huntoon print of The Old Grey Barn in Rupert, which happily resides on the 2014 Vermont Tree Farm of the Year.

Local Artist Peter Huntoon created a water color painting of Alan Calfee’s tree farm in Rupert for his “Fine Day in Vermont” collection. This is an outstanding way to recognize the contributions that our Tree Farmers make to Vermont’s working landscape. The Tree Farm committee has unframed, 11 x 17 limited edition prints available for purchase at $45 each (signed and numbered).

Cost is $45 plus $5 (S&H). Please email or call 802-747-7900 with your shipping address. Send check, payable to VWA, for $50 to PO Box 6004, Rutland, VT 05702. Please put in check memo: Huntoon print.

Nominate a Vermont Tree Farmer of the Year here!

Pay your $30/yr admin tree farm fees online. Learn how!