Tree Farming, A Maine Tradition Since 1952
...And Into the Future

TreeFarmSignThe 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 at South Penobscot.

First Tree Farms

Today there are approximately 2,000 Tree Farms in the state, encompassing more than 768,000 acres.


Download a digitally scanned copy of "A History of the Maine Tree Farm Program: 1952-2002" here.


For more information about the history of the American Tree Farm System, check out the ATFS Timeline from the Forest History Society.