Tree Farming, A Maine Tradition Since 1952
...And Into the Future
The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) was founded in 1941 and is now the oldest and largest forest conservation, certification, and advocacy program in the United States. The first two Tree Farms in Maine were dedicated in 1952 and today there are approximately 2,000 Tree Farmers in the state.
What is a Certified Tree Farm?
A Certified Tree Farm is a tract of privately owned forestland whose owner chooses voluntarily to manage their land according to the American Forest Foundation Standards of Sustainability. Certified Tree Farmers pride themselves on their well-managed forests - where they grow and harvest forest products, enhance forest health and wildlife habitat, and provide recreational opportunities, clean air and water, while meeting their own personal goals.
Click here to learn more about the qualifications and how to join.