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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.

The American Tree Farm System is a program for woodland owners who are committed to sustainably managing their woods for wood, water, wildlife and recreation.  The Maine Tree Farm Program is administered by a volunteer Committee with County Chairs of dedicated Forestry Professionals and Tree Farmers.

Today there are over 1,000 Tree Farms in the state encompassing over 300,000 acres of sustainably managed forest.

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