Tree Farm Certification

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.

Tree Farm Area Map 2024

Texas Tree Farm Leadership

Chairman

Michael Easley

Texas A&M Forest Service

1605 W. Loop 304

Crockett, TX 75835

936/544-7798

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VICE CHAIRMAN

TBD

CO-SPONSOR/ ADMINISTRATOR

Susan Stutts

Texas Forestry Association

P.O. Box 1488
Lufkin, TX 75902-1488

936/632-8733

936/632-9461

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ADMIN/DATABASE

Pam Click

Texas Forestry Association

P.O. Box 1488
Lufkin, TX 75902-1488

936/632-8733

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AREA 1

Kelby Wolf

Texas A&M Forest Service

P.O. Box 1000

Pittsburg, TX 75686

903/856-7181

903/856-9033

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AREA 2

Tandy Wheeler

Texas A&M Forest Service

P.O. Box 967
Gilmer, TX 75644

903/402-2560

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AREA 3

Joel Rudolph

DDK Forestry & Real Estate

4575 FM 2864
Nacogdoches, TX 75965

936/615-1012

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AREA 4

Kynda Trim

Farmers National Company

P.O. Box 623
Jacksonville, TX 75766

903/586-9375

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AREA 5

Robin Willhoite

United Timber Management Co.

P.O. Box 838
Timpson, TX 75975

936/254-2554

936/936-254-3775

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AREA 6

Michael Easley

Texas A&M Forest Service

1605 W. Loop 304
Crockett, TX 75835

936/544-7798

936/544-4369

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AREA 7

Brent Neal

WestRock

1913 FM 105
Evadale, TX 77615

409-289-6369

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AREA 8

Bob Harper

Harper Forestry

P.O. Box 292
Conroe, TX 77305

936/537-1713

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