History

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.

On October 20, 1952, Maine became the 35th state to adopt the Tree Farm program. The state’s first two certificates were awarded to Samuel B. Condon and Professor R.I. Ashman in ceremonies held in South Penobscot.

Click the link below to download a digitally scanned copy of “A History of the Maine Tree Farm Program: 1952-2002

Tree Farm History 1952-2002

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