Tree Farm

American Tree Farm System

Founded in 1941, the American Forest Foundation, which is known simply as “Tree Farm”, consists of 90,000 family forest owners in 46 states.  Tree Farmers are committed to protecting wildlife habitat and watersheds, conserving soil and to providing recreation opportunities for their communities while producing wood for America.  See the the latest edition of the e-Newsletter.

The Minnesota Tree Farm System operates as a chapter of the national system.

Want to be a Tree Farmer?

There is no cost to you.  Benefits include the well-known Tree Farm sign, a free subscription to Tree Farming for Better Forests (the old Better Forests) and automatic certification of your land under the Tree Farm umbrella.  Basic requirements are:

  • Own at least 10 acres of woodland.
  • Actively manage your land.
  • Have an up-to-date Stewardship Plan that includes a timber harvest element.
  • Undergo re-inspection every five years to ensure management is ongoing.

For more information and an enrollment application, click here.

Or contact:
Tom Witkowski
Witkowski Forestry Consulting