Tree Farms are family – owned forests managed by people just like you.
Tree Farm families manage their lands for wildlife and watershed protection while also growing wood for our daily use.
Landowners who enroll in the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) are following a management plan that meets certain standards and guidelines that demonstrate a commitment to stewardship of the land and are part of the solution to meet the global demand for sustainable fiber by growing certified wood.
Recognized by SFI
Family forests certified to the American Tree Farm System are recognized by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and qualify as certified forest content for the SFI on-product label.
ATFS supports Tree Farmers with the direct involvement of some 5,500 volunteer inspecting foresters and others across the country who make themselves available as certifiers or program administrators.
Texas Forestry Association administers the Tree Farm program in Texas. In addition to certification, Tree Farmers in Texas receive information and educational materials about forest management as well as up-to-date information about issues and concerns pertaining to the forestlands of Texas. Texas Forestry Association’s Tree Farm Committee sponsors an annual Tree Farm field day and other workshops throughout the year.
Are you interested in Tree Farm certification?
Contact the TFA office, your forester, or the Area Chair (see Texas Tree Farm Leadership) covering your county for more information.