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Becoming a Member

To 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.

You must have 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

Name ____________________________________________________________________

Address ____________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip ________________________________________________________

Home Phone______________________ Work Phone______________________________

E-mail __________________________________________________________________

I own ____ acres in _______________________________County.

I Have ______ Do Not Have ______ a written management plan

Updated: July 13, 2015
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