Becoming a Member
become a member of the Tree Farm System, you must own 10 or more acres
of forest land and manage it in a manner that meets the American Forest
Foundation’s Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification.
Because Washington’s Forest Practice regulations are stringent, you
will probably meet the Standards if you are following state
regulations. Sound sustainable forest management begins with knowing
what you have on your forest land, determining your objectives, then
documenting this in your management plan.
a written forest management plan before your property can be certified.
If you do not currently have a written plan, there are numerous ways
you can obtain one. For more information about getting a
Management Plan, click here.If
you are already a certified Tree Farmer, you may need to update your Management Plan
Each time a re-inspection is scheduled
(normally every 6 years), you will be asked if your Management Plan is
up-to-date. This means that your plan should be updated regularly
as activities are done and also to incorporate the changes
that were made to the Standards of Sustainability in 2015. You are encouraged to print a copy of the 2015
Management Plan Addendum , fill it out, and file it with your plan so that you will be ready for your next re-inspection.
If you are interested in becoming a certified Tree Farmer, please print the form below, complete it and mail to:
Washington Tree Farm Program
P.O. Box 1814
Oympia, WA 98507
Phone: (360) 602-1603
City, State, Zip ________________________________________________________
Home Phone______________________ Work Phone______________________________
I own ____ acres in _______________________________County.
I Have ______ Do Not Have ______ a written management plan
Updated: July 13, 2015