-- is committed to sustaining forests, watershed and healthy habitats
through the power of private stewardship.
Since 1941, ATFS has educated and recognized the commitment of private forest owners in the United States. Currently, ATFS has 33 million acres of privately owned
forestland and 51,000 family forest owners who are committed to excellence in forest stewardship, in 46 states. 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.
ATFS has established standards and guidelines for property owners to meet to
become a certified Tree Farm. Under these standards and guidelines, private forest owners must develop a management plan based on strict environmental standards
and pass an inspection by an ATFS volunteer forester every five years.
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.
ATFS, dedicated to putting more good forestry on more acres.
In Rhode Island, the Tree Farm Program is sponsored by: