Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee

Information Request Form

Thank you for your interest in the Tree Farm program in Wisconsin!

There is no cost to joining the Tree Farm program in Wisconsin. The basic requirements include owning at least 10 acres, and having a current forest management plan for your woodland that meets the AFF standards for certification.

To have your woodland certified, a forester that is a certified Tree Farm inspector reviews your management plan as they walk the property (often with the landowner). The forester then makes a recommendation for certification if the minimum requirements are met.

Here are links to private forestry assistance resources on the WI DNR website and to a directory of private consulting foresters that work cooperatively with the WI DNR

When you are looking for a forester, if their description includes the Tree Farm logo, chances are they can certify you in addition to working as a consultant with you to develop a management plan for your property.

Or, once you have a current management plan for your property and would like to request a visit by an inspecting forester, please let me know and I can forward your contact information to the district chair in your area, they can let the volunteer ATFS certified Tree Farm inspectors in your area that you are interested in having your land certified, there is no cost to the landowner for the initial inspection.

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Is your woodland certified?

If your property is enrolled in the Wisconsin DNR's Managed Forest Law program you may already be enrolled in the ATFS Group Certification program through the MFL Independently Managed Group (IMG). Tree Farms in the MFL IMG are already Certified and no additional paperwork or inspection is necessary. Your DNR forester can confirm whether you are in the MFL certified group or you can check the list of current certified MFL's.

The Wisconsin DNR's Managed Forest Law program offers several benefits to landowners interested in managing their property for timber production, recreation and maintaining wildlife habitat, and also offers a reduction in property taxes.

Click here for more information on the WI DNR Managed Forest Law program