New York
Tree Farm Program

 

 

800-836-3566

 

 

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The mission of the NY Tree Farm Program is to promote the growing of renewable forest resources on private lands in New York State while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of all benefits of productive forestry. This mission is shared by our national organization, The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) which is a program of the American Forest Foundation. We are committed to sustaining forests, watershed and healthy habitats through the power of private stewardship.

Background

Since 1941, ATFS has educated and recognized the commitment of private forest owners in the United States. Currently, ATFS has 29 million acres of privately owned forestland and 73,000 family forest owners who are committed to excellence in forest stewardship, in 46 states. In NY State alone, there are nearly 1500 certified Tree Farms.

Tree Farmers share a unique commitment to protect wildlife habitat and watersheds, to conserve soil and to provide recreation for their communities while producing wood for America. These individuals hold the key to the kinds of forests, forest activities and forest resources future generations of Americans will enjoy.


Getting Started with Tree Farm
1. Contact the Area Chair for the region where your woods are located. List of Area Chairs and the counties they cover >>>

2. Meet with an Inspecting Forester and walk through your property. Your Area Chair will help to connect you with an Inspecting Forester.

3. You must have a management plan in order to be a certified Tree Farm (if you don't, your Inspecting Forester can help you create one; or make your own usng Tree Farm's My Land Plan).

4. If your property and plan meet Tree Farm performance standards, the Inspector completes the paperwork and your Area Chair and the NY State Chair sign off on it. The information will be entered into the National Tree Farm database. The National Tree Farm office will send you an official Tree Farm certificate.

 

 

Water. Wildlife. Recreation. Wood.

The four sides of the Tree Farm sign tell the story of sustainable forestry ... a thriving forestland that has clean water, a healthy wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities. Our green and white diamond shaped Tree Farm signs are widely recognized across the country.  X

 

NY Tree Farm Office, PO Box 541, Lima , NY 14485.  

Phone: 800-836-3566

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Last updated March 10, 2014