2021 Outstanding Tree Farm Walking Tour Set for September 17

Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Texas Forestry Association will host a walking tour to highlight the selection of Bill and Fonda Snow’s 90-acre tree farm, in Rusk County as the 2021 Texas Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Snows manage their Tree Farm, located near Henderson, Texas, for timber income, wildlife habitat and recreation. There is space carved out for their home and office.

The walking tour will highlight sustainable management practices with stops and presentations at a mature timber stand, a young plantation, special sites and more.  The Tree Farmers will explain the importance of water quality run off as all creeks and drains are protected to whatever extent possible to keep sediment and silt out of the creeks. Other professional foresters will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

Participants are asked to wear outside attire and comfortable shoes/boots for walking to the stations. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Because this is a walking tour, space is limited to 60 participants and registration is required to reserve your spot. Register online at texasforestry.org or call 1-866-TXTREES, 936-632-8733 or email tfa@texasforestry.org. with your name, mailing address and the number attending.