Tennessee Tree Farmers
Whether you purchased your forestland, or it passed to you from another member of your family you are now in a select group of individuals in the world who own forest property. But with that ownership comes many new choices and responsibilities. And those choices and responsibilities raise many questions…
What is the history and health of your forest? How should you manage it? What are your goals? Should trees be cut, thinned or harvested? Are there other products of value in your woods? Can your trees be made more healthy or valuable? Are you looking to go back to a "wilderness"? Should you construct trails for yourself or others to enjoy your woods? How do you do that? How much wildlife do you have? Could that be improved? What about ponds and streams? Where are good sources of information on forestry for the layman? Can your goals and improvements be carried forward through future generations of your family? Who can you talk to, to get educated/started? What is good stewardship? Why is it important? What does ethics have to do with the woods, and why do I have responsibilities?
The Tennessee Tree Farm program can help you with all these aspects of forest ownership. And most importantly, it will help you become a good steward of the forest and understand the environmental consequences of your actions.
Please see our Tree Farm Contact Form page for more information and details.