New York
Tree Farm Program




2019 Tree Farm Committee


2019 Tree Farm Advisory Board

May 2019 NY Tree Farmer newsletter

August 2018 New York Tree Farmer Newsletter

Woodlands Resources


Presentations from 2018 Field Days:

Black Walnut Plantations

Young Forest Habitats

Lyme disease and Ticks

Invasive Species on Tree Farms

What is a Consulting forester?





Forest Habitat Management Workshop - Learn about the new Woods, Wildlife, and Warblers project!

Woods, Wildlife, and Warblers is a new project that seeks to create and improve forest bird habitat by providing forest owners with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to enhance and/or protect the health of forests now and into the future. This workshop will feature expert presentations about forest birds and their habitat needs and how private forest owners can improve habitat through sustainable management activities. This free workshop will also feature a woods walk and a bird banding demonstration.


When: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 8:30am - 12:30pm

Where: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Registration is required: Space is limited! Please register by August 7, 2019, by contacting Suzanne Treyger, Forest Program Manager, Audubon New York: or 607-254-2122.


Event information can be found here 


The mission of the NY Tree Farm Program is to promote the growing of renewable forest resources on private lands in New York State while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of all benefits of productive forestry. This mission is shared by our national organization, The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) which is a program of the American Forest Foundation. We are committed to sustaining forests, watershed and healthy habitats through the power of private stewardship.


Since 1941, ATFS has educated and recognized the commitment of private forest owners in the United States. Currently, ATFS has 22 million acres of privately owned forestland and 73,000 family forest owners who are committed to excellence in forest stewardship, in 43 states. In NY State alone, there are nearly 1500 certified Tree Farms. New York State is about 61 percent forested. Over 11.2 million acres of New York's forestland are owned by 614,000 family forest owners. 

Tree Farmers share a unique commitment to protect wildlife habitat and watersheds, to conserve soil and to provide recreation for their communities while producing wood for America. These individuals hold the key to the kinds of forests, forest activities and forest resources future generations of Americans will enjoy.

Getting Started with Tree Farm
1. Contact the Area Chair for the region where your woods are located. List of Area Chairs and the counties they cover >>>

2. Meet with an Inspecting Forester and walk through your property. Your Area Chair will help to connect you with an Inspecting Forester.

3. You must have a management plan in order to be a certified Tree Farm (if you don't, your Inspecting Forester can help you create one; or make your own using Tree Farm's My Land Plan).

4. If your property and plan meet Tree Farm performance standards, the Inspector completes the paperwork and your Area Chair and the NY State Chair sign off on it. The information will be entered into the National Tree Farm database. The National Tree Farm office will send you an official Tree Farm certificate and you are eligible for a sign, shown on left.

Water. Wildlife. Recreation. Wood.

The four sides of the Tree Farm sign tell the story of sustainable forestry ... a thriving forestland that has clean water, a healthy wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities. Our green and white diamond shaped Tree Farm signs are widely recognized across the country.  X

Contact us!
Mary Jeanne Packer / GWC, Inc.
NY Tree Farm Office
PO Box 705
Salem, NY 12865
(518) 854-7386
(802) 236-0881 (c)



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Last updated April 2019