Tree Farm

Texas Forestry
A Forest Certification Program

"To promote the growing of renewable forest resources on private lands while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of all benefits of productive forestry."

A Tree Farm is at least 10 acres of forestland under management, with an implemented plan that accounts for water quality, wildlife habitat and soil conservation, as well as production of forest products. Established in 1941, the American Tree Farm System is the oldest and largest forest certification program in the United States.

By constantly seeking expert advice on sustainable forestry practices, Tree Farmers make good decisions for their land that will sustain their forest for generations to come.

Texas Tree Farm is co-sponsored by Texas Forestry Association, a task force of 30 foresters and landowners comprise the Texas Tree Farm Committee. The Committee meets at least four times per year to distribute recertification forms and plan the Tree Farm events for the year. Communications and outreach programs initiated from the Tree Farm Committee include the Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year contest and Tree Farm promotion through printed ads and other means as provided by grant funding from the American Forest Foundation.

For more information about Tree Farm, download the Texas Tree Farm brochure.

Leadership/Area Chair List

CHAIRMAN

Philip Gates
Texas A&M Forest Service
P.O. Box 195
Carthage, Texas 75633
903/693-6865
903/693-9293

VICE CHAIRMAN

Glen Dirksmeyer
Georgia-Pacific, LLC
P.O. Box 47
Camden, TX 75934
936/398-7372

CO-SPONSOR/ ADMINISTRATOR

Susan Stutts
Texas Forestry Association
P.O. Box 1488
Lufkin, TX 75902-1488
936/632-8733
936/632-9461 fax
sstutts@texasforestry.org

AREA 1

Russell Lykins
Texas A&M Forest Service
P.O. Box 1288
Linden, TX 75563
903/756-5571
903/756-7370 fax
rlykins@tfs.tamu.edu

AREA 2

Kollin Hurt
Texas Timber and
Land Management
P.O. Box 211
Gilmer, TX 75644
903/790-0317
903/843-5544
kkhurt@yahoo.com

AREA 3

Philip Gates
Texas A&M Forest Service
P.O. Box 195
Carthage, Texas 75633
903/693-6865
903/693-9293
pgates@tfs.tamu.edu

AREA 4

Jason Ellis
Texas A&M Forest Service
1915 SE Loop 456
Jacksonville, Texas 75766
(903) 586-7545
(903) 586-7505 fax
jellis@tfs.tamu.edu

AREA 5

John Boyette
Texas A&M Forest Service
4126 Old Tyler Rd.
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
936/564-9276
936/560-1707

AREA 6

Michael Easley
Texas A&M Forest Service
1605 W. Loop 304
Crockett, TX 75835
936/544-7798
936/544-4369
measley@tfs.tamu.edu

AREA 7

Keelin Parker
Parker Forestry
411 N. Pine
Woodville, Texas 75979
409/283-5413
409/283-5414 fax
pfc@parkerforestry.com

AREA 8

Glen Dirksmeyer
Georgia-Pacific, LLC
P.O. Box 47
Camden, Texas 75934
936/398-7372

AREA 9

Bob Harper
Harper Forestry, LLC
13843 Hwy 105 West, Suite 213
Conroe, Texas 77304
936/588-6778
936/588-6779 fax
bob@harperforestry.com