Tree Farm Activities across Pennsylvania

Posted: October 17, 2018

Updates on inspections and a recap of summer events.

Inspection Continues to Be the Name of the Game

The Pennsylvania Tree Farm Program, organized in 1947 when private landowners and foresters came together to apply the American Tree Farm System Standards of Sustainable Forest Management, is continuing its re-inspection process in the state. Targeted Tree Farms have received re-inspection packets, and the goal is for outstanding re-inspections to be completed by December 1. Tree Farm re-inspections, made without charge to Tree Farmers, are required every five years to maintain certification. Your commitment as Tree Farmers, Inspectors, state agencies, non-profit organizations, foresters, and other partners will keep the Tree Farm Program moving forward into 2019.

Summer Events

In August, members of the Tree Farm Committee visited a Tree Farmer nominated as Tree Farmer of the Year. In September, Co-chairs of Pennsylvania Tree Farm Commit- tee, Maureen and John Burnham, were invited to attend the PA Bureau of Forestry’s 2018 Rural and Community Summer Meeting. Tree Farm updates were shared with Service Foresters and partners. It was great to share Tree Farm’s message and meet PA State Forester Ellen Shultzabarger in Stroudsburg – a great setting!

The next Tree Farm meeting, open to all Tree Farmers and interested partners, will be held Thursday, December 13 at 9 a.m. at the Central PA Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800 East Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803.

For additional information, contact the Pennsylvania Tree Farm Program (Pennsylvania Forestry Association Office) at 1-800-835-8065 or , or visit the website.

Contact Information

John and Maureen Burnham
  • PA Tree Farm Committee Co-Chairs